5 Free Alternatives Software to Winrar

Winrar needs no introduction, it is most common software which helps to store data in compressed format and make data easy to share. Inspite of having good features in Winrar , many of us don’t prefer to use Winrar. If you are one of them who don’t prefer to use Winrar then there are many alternatives available which have same or better features than Winrar.

Unlike Winrar, these softwares are free and user-friendly. Here are the 5 best alternatives to Winrar:

#1. IZArc

IzArc is user-friendly and supports almost all the archives formats. It allows dragging and dropping files from windows explorer. The best part I like about IZArc is that it allows to open CD image like ISO, Bin and NRG and you can also convert them from one type to another.

IZArc #2. ZipGenious:

ZipGenious is another alternative to Winrar which provides you option to compress more than 25 archive formats. Like IZArc, it also compresses CD and DVD files and gives option to preview pictures in compressed archives.

GeniousZip #3. 7Zip:

7Zip can be used on all windows version as well as on linux. This is very easy to use and It supports around 23 archive formats. The best part of 7Zip is that it is also available in portable version to carry anywhere. Read the complete review at DW here.

7zfm #4. PeaZip :

PeaZip allows you to compress around 85 archive format. Apart from it , it have lots other features like saving archive’s layout, bookmark archives and folders, self-extractions and many more.

PeaZip #5. QuickZip:

QuickZip supports around 21 types of archives. It includes features like context menu, cut and paste, drag and drop and provides you directory of files. It also provides different icons, tools tips and context menu.

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If you are using proxy Winrar then I would suggest you to use above alternatives to Winrar which are free to download. Do share with us, which software you use to compress your files other than Winrar.


Agent Deepak | Blogging. Marketing & Success May 9, 2010

I will not call 7Zip a alternative tool. Actually its better. Its complete and support many formats, I use 7Zip only for all my zipping and unzipping.

Ruchi May 12, 2010

Yeah Deepak, 7Zip is really useful software and far better than Winrar.

Jagmeet Singh May 10, 2010

7zip & PeaZip both nice software’s

Ruchi May 12, 2010

Right Jagmeet, Even I prefer to use 7zip.

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