PowerArchiver 2010 is free compression and decompression software used for compressing and decompressing of files. It does the similar operations carried out by WinZip, and is a good free replacement for Winzip. Not just or WinZip, it’s a good replacement for all other windows archiving tools. Besides offering Explorer integration, it provides the best encryption. The compression algorithms used in this free file compression software is extremely advanced.
Here are some of the features of this free file compression software:
- This software supports ZIPX archives; be it PPMD, LZMA, JPEG, BZ2 and WavPacl formats.
- PowerArchiver is the only utility compatible with WinZip 12/13/14.
- It supports the Unicode.
- It provides the AES support.
- It also supports unlimited file size or unlimited number of files.
- It supports the 7z format which is open source and compresses 50% than WinZip.
- There is an optimized compressing feature available which will take the best format.
- It supports variety of formats like RAR, 7-ZIP, CAB, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ACE, BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, MIME (Base 64), ARJ, ARC, NRG disc image, ACE, ZIP, ZOO plus ISO, HA (LZH), BIN and IMG formats.
- This software provides a plugin system with which you can add more formats like msi, chm, etc.
- The shell extensions are fully integrated.
- There is a wizard available for you to take the backup.
- You will find many tools like Repair Zip, Archive covert, batch compress, multi extract and encrypt.
- There is CAB/ZIP/7-ZIP SFX Archive wizard available.
- There is an extra feature added to extract LZMA2 archives.
- There is a skin engine available and you can get the updates.
- Though this software looks similar to WinZIp it is a powerful tool with many good features.
PowerArchiver 2010 is a good free file compression software that provides tons of features to efficiently compress and decompress files. Download free version here.