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PeaZip 5.4.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.4.0 comes with a major GUI design update, new navigation menu, and new application's tool bar drop-down menus for archive creation and for test.
Previous version's tab in archive creation and extraction screens are now replaced by a button (bottom left corner of the form) with a selection menu, toggling main screen, advanced options, console, and schedule screens.
It is now featured option to automatically remove original files after archival, and to remove original archives after extraction, with user defined deletion procedure (recycle, quick / zero / secure delete), that can also be added to exported scripts / scheduled tasks.
Alongside other improvements and updates, ZPAQ backend was updated to 6.54.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2 days ago

PeaZip joins ReactOS Open Source Support program

I'm proud to announce that PeaZip has joined the new "ReactOS Open Source Support" program:
http://community.reactos.org/index.php/support/programs/opensource-development-program

ReactOS Open Source Support program was created to help promoting Open Source software, and also as a new way of cooperation among Open Source projects: synergies, in the Open Source world where the free time and the passion are the main driving factors, are a must nowadays.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-05-25

PeaZip 5.3.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.3.1 is a maintenance update with various fixes, and updated translations of application and system's context menu text.

Release 5 brings a major code and design cleanup: UAC integration is improved, file and archive browsing is easier and more customizable, and relevant information is more visible.
Most important file and archive management functions are more accessible, adding files to archive is faster, inclusion/exclusion filters are more efficient, and pre-set compression profiles allows single click switching between most common compression tasks (i.e. best/fast compression, protect with password, span archive...).... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-05-05

PeaZip 5.3.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.3.0 introduces improved navigation bar, localized Windows context menu, improves inclusion/exclusion filters, adds a synthetic archive information function, and introduces pre-set compression profiles for single-click switching between most common compression task, i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, create self extracting archive, keep output under a specified size for mail attachment, etc.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-04-13

PeaZip 5.2.2 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.2.2 improves help system, and introduces standalone minimal GUI (Tools > PeaExtractor and Pea Utils) to be used when a narrower-focused interface is desired for simple archive/file management tasks.
Release 5 brought a major code and design cleanup: adding files to archive is faster, file and archive browsing is easier and more customizable, most important file and archive management functions are more accessible, and relevant information is more visible.
Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces, integrated with system's Task Scheduler (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1), helps users creating scheduled backup/restore scripts.
Secure deletion of free space completes program's features to securely manage data life cycle.
Zero deletion mode overwriting files / free space content with all 0 optimize compressibility of backup and virtual machine's disk images.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-02-25

PeaZip 5.2.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.2.1 improves secure files / free space deletion, updates translations and links to online resources.
Release 5 brought a major code and design cleanup: adding files to archive is faster, file and archive browsing is easier and more customizable, most important file and archive management functions are more accessible, and relevant information is more visible.
Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces, integrated with system's Task Scheduler (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1), helps users creating scheduled backup/restore scripts.
Secure deletion of free space completes program's features to securely manage data life cycle.
Zero deletion mode overwriting files / free space content with all 0 optimize compressibility of backup and virtual machine's disk images.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-12-26

PeaZip 5.2.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.2.0 introduces secure deletion of free space, and zero deletion mode overwriting file or free space content with all 0 in order to optimize compressibility of backup disk images and virtual machine disks. This release also brings improvements in UAC integration, makes help file available locally, and adds capability to archive/extract at once multiple files from different paths each to original location.
Release 5 brought a major code and design cleanup: adding files to archive is faster, new Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces, integrated with system's Task Scheduler (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1), helps users creating scheduled backup/restore scripts. File and archive browsing is easier and more customizable, most important file and archive management functions are more accessible, and relevant information is more visible.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-11-25

PeaZip 5.1.1 [free file archiver utility]

Release 5 brings a major code and design cleanup: adding files to archive is faster, file and archive browsing is easier and more customizable, relevant information is more visible, and most important file and archive management functions are more accessible.
New Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces, integrated with system's Task Scheduler (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1), helps users creating scheduled backup/restore scripts.
5.1.1 update brings various fixes to improve user experience, and updates translations.
175 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-10-06

PeaZip 5.1.0 [free file archiver utility]

Release 5 brings a major code and design cleanup, making adding files to archive faster, navigation easier and more customizable, most important functions more accessible, and important information more visible.
5.1.0 update brings various fixes, improves Windows installer, and adds a Schedule tab to Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces, integrated with system's Task Scheduler (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1), for help users creating scheduled backup/restore scripts from a single place.
175 file extensions are supported, PeaZip now handles .ipsw iOS devices firmware packages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-09-01

PeaZip 5.0.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5 comes with a major code and design cleanup, making most important functions more easily accessible, and most important information more visible.
History menu is more powerful and complete, Bookmarks are more prominent, in order to fit at best different user's needs and usage patterns, and System tools are always accessible from browser's context menu.
Adding files to archive layout is now faster, and operations from Windows context menu are improved, program's Settings are now simpler and completely reorganized.
174 file extensions are supported, PeaZip now handles .crx Google Chrome packages, .maff Mozilla archives, .mdf Alcohol 120 image files, and OPC types .cddx, and .appv Microsoft Application Virtualization files.
5.0.1 update brings various fixes, updates embedded translations, improves Windows installer, and is compiled with new Lazarus 1.0.10.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-07-21

PeaZip 5.0 [free file archiver utility]

Release 5.0 brings a major code and design cleanup to make most important functions more easily accessible, and most important information more visible - either when browsing files and in archiving and extraction interfaces.
History menu is more powerful and complete, and bookmarks are more prominent, in order to fit at best different user's needs and usage patterns.
Adding files to archive layout is faster, and operations from Windows context menu are improved.
Settings are now simpler and completely reorganized.
System tools are always accessible from browser's context menu.
174 file extensions are now supported, PeaZip now handles .crx Google Chrome packages, .maff Mozilla archives, .mdf Alcohol 120 image files, and OPC types .cddx, and .appv Microsoft Application Virtualization files.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-06-23

PeaZip 4.9.2 [free archive manager utility]

Release 4.9.2 introduces improved file/archive browser with new engine for customization themes, new Recent menus, more keyboard shortcuts, more available browser's styles and sizes, and better information during drag and drop operations.
Adding files to specified archive format from context menu directly starts compression without requiring further user interaction.
The release is compiled with up to date Lazarus/FPC 1.0.8, native x86_64 builds are available for Windows and Linux.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-04-24

PeaZip 4.9.1 [free file compression utility]

Release 4.9.1 introduces improved file/archive browser with new engine for customization themes, more keyboard shortcuts, more available browser's styles and sizes, and better information during drag and drop operations.
Adding files to specified archive format from context menu directly starts compression without requiring further user interaction.
The release is compiled with up to date Lazarus/FPC 1.0.8, native x86_64 builds are available for Windows and Linux.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-03-29

PeaZip 4.9 [free Rar, Tar, Zip files utility]

Release 4.9 introduces improved file/archive browser with new engine for customization themes, more keyboard shortcuts, more available browser's styles and sizes, and better information during drag and drop operations. Adding files to specified archive format from context menu directly starts compression without requiring further user interaction.
The release is compiled with up to date Lazarus/FPC 1.0.6, which especially improves Qt version on Linux systems.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-03-08

PeaZip 4.8.1 [free Zip files utility]

Release 4.8.1 comes with more consistent design, reduced duplication and better discoverability of functionalities, and better focus on relevant information.
Sharing and communication features are improved, with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Ubuntu One sync folders automatically detected and listed for navigation, extraction and compression, and better mail integration with "Zip and mail" entry in context menu and "Send by mail" option in archive creation UI.
New features includes a new tool bar for batch management of graphic files (rotate, crop, resize, convert), and a new sidebar listing main program's functions sorted alphabetically.
If a compression or extraction task is minimized, following jobs in the batch now inherits the minimized status for not stealing user focus.
Files being previewed within archives are now set read only in order to raise "save as" prompt if modified.
Windows installer, and System integration wizard, now features a new "No system integration" option for installing/configuring no file association and no menu entry.
A total of 171 file extensions are supported.
Translations are available in 29 languages, but any help is welcome to translate PeaZip to new languages and maintain current ones, so please give a look to translations page.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2013-01-31 Labels: free zip utility file file manager rar extract compress open archive tar 7z

PeaZip for BSD

PeaZip for BSD is now available for download, http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-bsd.html
PeaZip Portable for BSD contains natively compiled peazip, pea, pealauncher, and p7zip executables, providing most of the program's functions are performed by native binaries.
For other backends, Linux binaries are used due to binary compatibility provided by BSD systems to Linux executables.

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-12-07

PeaZip 4.8 [free Zip files utility]

Release 4.8 introduces features for management of graphic files (rotate, crop, resize, convert), adds presets for organizing the file browser, and adds an alphabetically sorted Functions sidebar.
Mail integration is improved, adding a "Zip and mail" context menu entry, and featuring "Send by mail" option in main archive creation tab.
If a compression or extraction task is minimized, following jobs in the batch now inherits the minimized status for not stealing user focus.
Files being previewed within archives are now set read only in order to raise "save as" prompt if modified.
Windows installer, and System integration wizard, now features a new "No system integration" option for no file association and no menu entry.
A total of 171 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-11-23

PeaZip 4.7.3 [free Zip files utility]

4.7.3 is a small maintenance update, contains new Spanish and Galician translations, new high definition Windows icon for the application, and supports 171 file extensions (added Windows 8 .appx, AutoCAD .dwfx, .xps, and other Open Packaging Conventions file formats).

Before creation of archives it is displayed a quick approximate calculation of potential compression, and the strength of password is displayed as color band on the bottom of the password form.
Main extraction parameters (as extract in new folder and naming policy to skip/overwrite existing files) are displayed in extraction form title and during drag and drop operation from archives.
On Windows deleted files are moved to Recycle Bin by default alongside existing quick and secure deletion functions, and semaphore is used to efficiently queue multiple instances.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-10-28

PeaZip 4.7.2 [free Zip files utility]

Release 4.7.2 introduces various fixes and usability enhancements, and updates ZPAQ backend to 4.04 release.
Before creation of archives it is displayed a quick approximate calculation of potential compression, and the strength of password is displayed as color band on the bottom of the password form.
Main extraction parameters (as extract in new folder and naming policy to skip/overwrite existing files) are displayed in extraction form title and during drag and drop operation from archives.
On Windows deleted files are moved to Recycle Bin by default alongside existing quick and secure deletion functions, and semaphore is used to efficiently queue multiple instances.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-09-18

PeaZip 4.7.1 [free Zip files utility]

Release 4.7.1 updates translations and introduces various usability enhancements and re-designs some UI elements like Console tabs, Advanced filters form, and random password/keyfile generator.
Before creation of archives it is displayed a quick approximate calculation of potential compression, and the strength of password is displayed as color band on the bottom of the password form.
Main extraction parameters (as extract in new folder and naming policy to skip/overwrite existing files) are displayed in extraction form title and during drag and drop operation from archives.
On Windows deleted files are moved to Recycle Bin by default alongside existing quick and secure deletion functions, and semaphore is used to efficiently queue multiple instances.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-08-21

PeaZip 4.7 [free Zip files utility]

Release 4.7 introduces usability enhancements: quick approximate calculation of potential compression is displayed before creation of archives, and strength of password is displayed as color band on the bottom of the password form.
Naming policy (skip/overwrite/rename existing files), and status of extract to new folder switch, are displayed in extraction form title and during drag and drop operation from archives.
On Windows deleted files are moved to Recycle Bin by default alongside existing quick and secure deletion functions, and semaphore is used to efficiently queue multiple instances.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-08-13

PeaZip 4.6.1 [free ZIP files utility]

Release 4.6.1 updates embedded translations, introduces minor fixes and adds context menu to all "+" area for quick access to all featured function bars.

A total of 157 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 29 languages: any help is welcome in creating new translations and in maintaining existing ones!

Downloads http://www.peazip.org - http://peazip.sourceforge.net
Support http://www.peazip.org/peazip-help.html
Torrents http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-07-11

PeaZip 4.6 [file and archive manager]

Release 4.6 completes the renovation of archive and file management interface started in previous version.
A "+" area on the right of the bar toggles the default archive management bar (now featuring also secure delete and properties buttons) with a new file management bar, featuring cut/copy/paste, find duplicate files, rename, and open with buttons.
Recent archives group is now shown in the navigation bar on the left of the browser, and it is added support for IMA, IMG and IMZ disk images, and AIR Adobe installer files.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-06-13

PeaZip 4.5.1 [file and archive manager]

Release 4.5.1 updates embedded translations, introduces minor fixes and adds support for legacy Open Office 1.x files (SX/ST), PCV MozBackup files, BSZ (BS Player), RMSKIN (Rainmeter), WSZ/WAL (Winamp), and WMZ (Windows Media Player) skin files

A total of 153 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 29 languages: any help is welcome in creating new translations and in maintaining existing ones!... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-05-10

PeaZip 4.5 [file and archive manager]

Release 4.5 re-organizes the file/archive manager, enhancing usability of status and navigation area, and context menu (organized in archive management, navigation and file management areas).
Also, it improves save job definition and collect saved scripts (i.e. to perform recurring tasks, as backup, or for learning purpose), work on split files, display properties of files, check for updates, and dock the application to screen's sides and corners (Ctrl+Alt+arrow).
Context menu for Windows 7 and newer is now available cascaded or non-cascaded, and "Open as archive" entry is featured to try to open any unknown or non-associated file type with PeaZip.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-04-10