5 Free & Best Alternatives to WinZip and WinRAR

It’s very important to have software to compress files so that you can share the files easily with others. Whenever we think of compressing files first name comes in mind is Winrar. Winrar is a not a complete free software. We have many winrar alternative softwares which you can grab for free and are also very effective.

Here are 5 freeware alternatives to Winrar:


This is the most popular free compressing software for creating .zip and .rar files. 7zip is user-friendly and compatiable with Windows 98 and higher version and also provide port for command line version for Linux/Unix. It supports multiple languages as well as 23 archive formats.


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It helps you to create, extract and open RAR, ISO, Zip, TAR, GZip and 7Zip files. jZip is based on 7Zip technology and thus it is easy to use and fast to compress software. It supports multiple languages like Chinese, English,Portugese etc.


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IZArc supports more than 45 archive formats that it almost all the popular formats. You can easily open CD image files like ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG. IZArc also supports encryption to secure data as well as can be configured to run anti-virus scanner.


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QuickZip supports around 21 types of archives and 36 extensions. It also provides features like icons, context menus, tool tips, drag and drop, cut and paste etc. Apart from this quickzip also provides encryption, batch zipping, zip repair, bookmarks and can also convert archives from one format to another and rename large number of files.


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ZipGenius supports more than 20 compressions formats, including 7Zip, Zip64 etc. It provides features like drag and drop, 5 compression levels, backup, scanner support, download time calculator, full customization and intergration in Windows explorer. Another good thing is that it has built in FTP client that allows to download and upload files.


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With all above free software you don’t have to worry about the licenses . Do let us know if you know any Winzip alternative or Winrar alternatives?

Article by WhizTechy

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  • Harsh September 29, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I am using 7zip. Good thing with this app is that its free and lightweight.

  • WhizTechy September 29, 2010, 10:36 pm

    Agree, 7Zip is good and most used alternatives to Winzip.

  • Kunal September 29, 2010, 10:53 pm

    I like only Winzip, others I have not tried though.