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PeaZip – Free Open Source File and Archive Manager

by James 12 June 2009 2 Comments

This is a guest post written by Rono, one of our most faithful readers and commentators 🙂


PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager that can handle multiple archive file formats with a nice clean user interface.


This great tool compresses and uncompresses different formats. It can create files in 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/LPAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, ZIP file formats and also can open ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, etc; It supports to open 79 file extensions.

It offers many options to compress files: the type of file, size limits, compression options, encryption and other more.
Also this utility also offers the following file tools: Split files, Join Files, Compare files, Checksum/hash file(s), Hex preview and secure file deletion.

Other features included: compare files, secure file deletion, system benchmark, bookmark files or paths, save and load layouts, and many other more features.
It allows importing the job’s definition from the GUI front end.

Its GUI (graphical user interface) is easy and friendly to use. Its installation process is very easy to perform and no additional libraries or programs are needed it. There is no documentation included on the software but is available in its website to download it and is a complete guide.

PeaZip is a cross platform and works in 32 and 64 bit Windows (9X/2000/XP/Vista) and Linux platforms.

Version Tested



Giorgio Tani

Operating System

Windows All, Linux

Download link


PeaZip is an excellent file and archive manager that includes features to manage files, folders and even your system. It supports many file extensions and is a good option for secure compress your files.

It’s open source.

I haven’t found any until now.

Reviewer’s Rating


As you can see Rono is a big fan of PeaZip and I can understand why. First of all it’s open source, and that’s a big plus in my book. Secondly the user interface is very well made, clean and simple. And last but not least the program does its job perfectly, along with the extra features that it offers. And it also has a portable version.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!



  • Jon said:

    Very nice! I still prefer 7Zip, is this as fast as it?

  • Johnny Karp said:

    PeaZip is quite fast, I don’t think that’s a problem. Give it a try and maybe let me know how it was.

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