7-Zip (or Seven Zip) is a archiver with a very high compression ratio with support for several other popular formats like RAR, ZIP, CAB and Linux formats like GZIP, BZIP2 and Redhat RPM. 7-Zip can also compress ZIP files up to 10% better than WinZip. With a fully functional user interface, 7-Zip can also be run from the command line with powerful options.
It also contains a file manager, a FAR manager plug-in, support for almost 50 languages and native 7Z support.
Seven Zip is great in that it's a completely free alternative to other archivers like WinRAR and WinZip. Even though it's a powerful program, both its simple side and more advanced side shine through. It's also great for those (like us, here at CC) who move between Linux and Windows.
From Igor Pavlov:
7-Zip is a file archiver with the highest compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, RAR, CAB, ARJ, CPIO, RPM, DEB, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format. Also 7-Zip compresses to ZIP 2-10% better than PKZip and WinZip. 7-Zip has additional powerful command line version and FAR Manager support.
SevenZIP 9.22 is licensed as Freeware for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. SevenZIP is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
SevenZIP Virus and Malware Tests:
For security reasons, you should also check out the SevenZIP virus and malware test that has been uploaded; additional SevenZIP screenshots may be available, too.
Compression Reviews, updates and downloads of programs to zip, rar, ace and decompression formats for Windows and other platforms. Features free freeware downloads and shareware options.
Freeware Compression If you're looking for a free solution to SevenZIP, check out some of the freeware downloads available in the file archiver category. They contain no strings and are available at zero cost.
Information about SevenZIP
Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NT
Cost (Full Version):
4.74 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
A secondary download is available for 64-bit version
This title has received our Editors' Pick award.
Seven-Zip has a presence on social networks.
Seven-Zip download been highly rated by our users.
This file download is licensed as freeware for Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NT.
Based on many factors, we give this program a Trust rating of 9 / 10.