What is PeaZip
file archiver utility
PeaZip is a free file
utility, similar to WinRar, WinZip, and 7-Zip (or File Roller, and Ark
on Linux), based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip / p7zip archiver, Facebook Zstandard compressor,
Brotli compressor, PAQ
family of compressors, PEA
(archiving and encryption) project, and other Free Software file
What is different
The project started aiming to provide features often
overlooked in applications of the same type.
- Be CLI-friendly:
bridge the gap between GUI and
CLI applications to offer the best of the two worlds, blending the
archive manager into a scripting
engine to automate compression / archiving / backup /
tab in archiving and extraction screens, the tasks defined in the GUI
can be exported as CLI scripts, i.e. for reuse, syntax learning or
inspection purpose, of for refining the tasks beyond the capabilities
of the GUI.
- Offer two factor
authentication (password + keyfile)
for all formats supporting encryption, to increase security against
guessing and dictionary based attacks on weak passwords.
- Provide a GUI for
less commonly supported compression
formats - which comes from very interesting research threads in
compression field, like the very powerful compressor zpaq or very
fast ones as brotli, and zstandard - and provide a platform-agnostic
GUI for 7z/p7zip on non-Windows systems.
- Provide multiple
file management features each of
whom meeting the needs of different use cases, like verification of a
wide array of checksum and hash functions, find duplicates, convert archives, search in
archives, bookmarks, tabbed
- Deploy all the above
in a tool which is natively portable, can
be used from removable devices or shared on a network / cloud, without
installation, and offers the same UX on all operating systems and
PeaZip screenshot running on Windows in
light mode, default theme.
Click the image to see
screenshots on different Operating Systems,
alternative themes and dark mode.
Main features of
PeaZip free archiver
- Open Source,
released under LGPLv3 license which allows to easily integrate it in
any licensing environment
and cross-architecture, same full
featured GUI application on Linux, macOS, and Windows, providing
full featured file manager and archive manager on all platforms, also available as portable application
- Supports over 200 archive
formats, ranging from very powerful compressors like 7Z and
ZPAQ, to extremely fast compressors
like Brotli and Zstandard, with option to easily convert archives
- Supports strong
encryption, optionally two
factor authentication and authenticated
- Can easily export
tasks defined in the GUI as command line scripts
Safety of Open
PeaZip is Free Software, employing technologies from
state of art 7-Zip,
p7zip, Brotli, FreeArc, PAQ, PEA, Zstandard open source file
compression and archiving projects.
This software is released under Open
Source GNU LGPLv3
copyleft license: the application is free for
any use (private and professional).
All PeaZip packages are safe downloads, do not contain
advertising or harmful software, and are identified with
cryptographically secure SHA256 hash published on official download
Portable packages, available for Linux, macOS, and
operating systems as alternative to installable packages, does not need
installation: simply extract and use the application for maximum ease
PeaZip free archiver in
Cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows), full-featured
alternative to WinRar,
WinZip and similar general purpose archive manager applications, open
200+ archive formats: 001, 7Z, ACE (*), ARC, ARJ, BR, BZ2, CAB,
DMG, GZ, ISO,
LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR (**), TAR,
UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP, ZIPX,
full list of supported archive
for archiving / compression, and for extraction.
As archive manager utility, PeaZip provides
high compression ratio multi-format archiving to 7Z, ARC, Brotli, BZ2,
TAR, WIM, Zstandard and ZIP archives (write supported formats), and
/ extractor tool
200+ archive types including ACE, ISO, RAR, ZIPX files, including
ability to manage encrypted archives for supported formats.
This software deploys a powerful and complete file
manager for editing, viewing, browsing and searching archive files,
wide set of data security functions: strong
encryption (AES, Twofish, Serpent),
encrypted password manager, optional two-factor authentication
(encryption / decryption with password and keyfile), secure
delete, and file
hashing tools, easily export tasks defined in the GUI to create command line scripts.
For more information about archive creation and
compared with other popular file archivers tools, read file compression
and decompression PeaZip
(*) To use the application to open and extract ACE files
is needed to install WinACE's UNACE plugin from PLUGINS page, otherwise
the program will lack the (proprietary) component to read .ace format.
(**) RAR files creation with PeaZip
is possible if WinRar
is installed on the system (autonomous support to rar compression is
not possible due to rar licensing limitations). Please note RAR and RAR5 format opening / extraction is
supported out of the box: an optional plugin based on official RarLab's
unrar code is provided as alternative .rar extraction engine on PLUGINS
page, if preferred by user over 7-Zip / p7zip's Open Source unrar
Official repositories of PeaZip are available on GitHub ,
, and Sourceforge
Legacy releases can be downloaded from aforementioned
packages for different supported operating systems, documentation, and
Change log and
See complete change
log and release notes for list of updates and new features of the
application, and for SHA256 hash
values of each package published in the current release.
TOS and Privacy
PeaZip is Open Source software, released under GNU LGPLv3 license,
documentation is released under GNU FDL license.
Neither PeaZip software, nor PeaZip's website collects user data.
See complete TOS and Privacy page.
Verify integrity of
PeaZip free archiver packages are currently not signed,
but SHA256 is a
cryptographically strong hash, and it is served here through a secure
TLS/SSL website, so it can be used for check integrity and autenticity
the packages you are downloading. Download pages of Win64 and Win32
installers also shows SHA256
hash value of each packages for increased security of users.
Please note that websites as peazip.com, as well as some
Microsoft Store publisher listing alleged PeaZip packages, are in no
way involved in PeaZip project: it is not recommended to download
PeaZip from sources outside the aforementioned official project's
repositories, and it is absolutley not recommended to install PeaZip
packages not matching the officially published hash values.
Synopsis: All downloads page
PeaZip free archiver utility, freeware file compression and encryption
software. Download Open Source, cross platform file archiver software
for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Open, extract RAR TAR ZIP files and many
200+ formats supported.
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