Tuesday, August 24, 2010



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
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.

#2. 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.

#3. 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.

#4. 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

#5. 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.

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.

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  1. I love WinRAR, probably I'm to lazy to learn how to use another compressing tool to the maximum efficiency.

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