Top alternatives: WinZip/WinRAR

While WinZip and WinRAR are applications that we all have, other applications exist that offer even more possibilities and without having to pay for them.


To unzip all those files we download from Internet the most common is to have applications like WinZip or WinRAR, but these applications are not free, and today somewhat absurd to pay for them. That’s why in this post present the best alternatives to these two applications.

Although to date there is no need WinZip in current machines (the operating system has support for ZIP) WinRAR is still necessary in most cases because the RAR compression format is one of the most widely used on the Internet. So, if we are going to search for an application that will allow us to compress and decompress files this should endure the greatest number of formats, here we will review some of them.

For quite some time 7-Zip is the best option that exists in the market, as well as being a completely free utility provides support and high compatibility with most common formats, which are of course ZIP, 7z, TAR, and RAR (decompression only). Also 7-Zip is a quite light application and it is a multi-platform.

For those who are looking for something more similar to WinRAR there is IZArc , application that offers one of the best experiences of use as it has support for virtually all the file compression formats including ACE, 7-zip, RAR, ZIP, NRG, LZH, LHA and many others. So if question about a strange format, IZArc is the solution.

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