If you need an archive manager, then PeaZip is the open source file and archive manager for you. PeaZip can extract most archive formats both from Windows and Unix systems, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP files to new formats such as PAQ/LPAQ.

PeaZip supports a varied range of compression and encryption standard for archive creation, from the fastest to most powerful. The application also allows exporting of job definition as scripts to bridge the gap between GUI and console applications. PeaZip also has secure deletion feature, it can verify file checksum and hash and it supports multiple strong encryption standards, optionally using two-factor authentication (password and keyfile) for increased security.

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Key Features Include:

  • 7Z’s AES256 encryption
  • ZIP WinZip’s AE encryption based on AES256 (and ZipCrypto for legacy compatibility); can decrypt PKZip’s AES encryption
  • FreeARC’s ARC: AES256, Blowfish, Twofish256 and Serpent256 – this format is also capable to generate recovery records to protect data against corruption
  • PEA: AES256 EAX authenticated encryption

The following updates and changes have been undertaken in this latest version of PeaZip:

# BACKEND
PeaZip Additional Format Plugin 2, now containing also quad and balz binaries
# FILE MANAGER
* Image manager
Added 4K and 8K formats pre-sets in fit image to resolution.
Added JPEG quality 90, 75 and 50 to Image manager pre-set context menu entries.
Added TIFF, PPM, and XPM formats as image conversion options.
Added to context menu (in Image manager group) common pre-set entries for resize, fit, and convert operations.
New advanced rename functions (context menu): uppercase, lowercase, add string at fixed position, delete n chars at fixed position, replace/remove string (optionally case sensitive), change file extension.
New file rename dropdown menu also featured in File management tool bar.
# New advanced selection features.
Starting with same character (optionally case sensitive) of selected object.
Size similar to selected object; size smaller/larger than.
Date similar to selected object; current hour, day, week, month, year.
Advanced selection dialog Select…, features add/subtract to current selection, available in toolbar, address bar (search group) and context menu.
# New Copy path feature: copy current path or selected items paths as UTF8 string for any use.
# Various fixes.
# EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added “Halt system after task completion” flag in Advanced compression/extraction options tab.
Added option to remove single intermediate directory upon Extract to new folder operation in Options > Settings > Archive management.
# PeaLauncher
New task options dropdown menu in the button on the left of “Cancel”, showing thread priority option and “Cancel all”.
“Cancel” notification no longer trigger additional message box.
# New “Cancel all” function stop the sequence of following tasks.
179 file extensions supported.
Added support for .xzm Porteus Linux packages.

So if you are looking for a simple and yet powerful archive manager, then PeaZip could be just what you need. You can download PeaZip from FileHippo.com today.

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