If you are an admirer of compression tools available in the market particularly open source, since they serve all your extraction need, well then here is something better for you. The PeaZip is one such tool which surprisingly works for both windows and Linux environments and works as good as it looks to be.
The outstanding feature is its wide range of support to different formats and extensions. You can create and extract the files with 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/LPAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, ZIP which is awesome. When it comes extraction it has support for ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, ISO, LHA, RAR, RPM, XPI. Totally it supports 79 file extensions. So with such kind of capabilities I am sure you will fall in love with it like I did. It is an open source applications so no doubt about it. You might think it is almost same with all other extraction tools but what keeps PeaZip away from the crowd is when installing the tool the setup will ask you to include desired list of options in the menu hence the frequently used options can be sent to the menu with Send To Menu option.
All the options in the context menu will be accessible eliminating the need to browse through the options. One which are not used often can be sent away from the context menu to Send To Menu. If you are in search of a tool that gives you more flexibility in all ways then I strongly recommend to go for it. A portable version of the tool is also available for use but you need the installation full version to get all the features and capabilities.
Features of PeaZip
- Flexibility and Portability
- Security – supports multiple encrypted archive formats
- Supports around 79 File Extensions
- Strong encryption (7Z, ARC, PEA, ZIP)
- Archive recovery (ARC)
- Robust file copy mechanism
- Easily split/join files
- Quick and secure file deletion
- Byte by Byte file comparision
- Generate checksum/hash files
- Perform System Benchmark
- Ability to generate random passwords and keyfiles