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PeaZip 5.7.0 [free file archiver utility]

Today PeaZip 5.7.0 was released, compiled with new Lazarus 1.4.0 IDE, improving plugin management, updating math/cryptography libraries and coming with 7z 15.05 backend (p7zip 9.38.1 on Linux).
UNRAR5 plugin for handling new RARv5 file format is now available also for Linux (through separate plugin on Add-ons page, due to unrar license restriction, making it non OSI-compliant)
183 file extensions are now supported, adding support for compressed Unix/Linux man files.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-07-22 Labels: rar5 archiver compress files zip backup

PeaZip 5.6.1 [free file archiver utility]

Today it was released PeaZip 5.6.1, adding support for RAR5 file format, updating translations, and implementing various fixes. Due to unrar license restriction, making it non OSI-compliant, support is available through separate plugin available on Add-ons page.

PeaZip is a free archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), Open Source alternative to tools like WinRar and WinZip.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-06-14 Labels: unrar rar5

PeaZip 5.6.0 [free file archiver utility]

Today it was released PeaZip 5.6.0, free archiver, file manager, and encryption utility, supporting 150+ archive types, including 7Z, ACE, CAB, ISO, RAR, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX files.

Changes
Introduced support for BCM and ZPAQ 7.05, revamped Help and Support interface, improved support for 32/64 bit custom applications, improved keyboard shortcuts, menus, and selection dialogs.
182 file extensions are now supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-04-26

PeaExtractor, simple 7Z, RAR, ZIP file extractor [PeaZip spin-off project]

PeaExtractor, a spin-off of PeaZip project, was released today http://peaextractor.sourceforge.net/

PeaExtractor is a very simple unrar / untar / unzip utility, providing a minimal, wizard-based GUI focused only on extraction of archive files in the most streamlined and straightforward way.

The application is meant for novice user with no prior experience of working with archives, and for users simply needing to perform decompression and not needing advanced archive management features (explore, in-archive search, create and convert archives) as available in more complete and complex archival software as 7-Zip, PeaZip, Winrar, and WinZip.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-03-15

PeaZip 5.5.3 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.5.3, free zip / unzip software, is available for download.

Changes
Updated to 7z 9.38 beta back-end, with LZMA2 replacing LZMA as default compression algorithm for .7z format.
Improved file browser's address breadcrumb with clickable icons for each node, showing directory list for each level.
Improved application's menus.
181 file extensions are now supported.

Downloads
http://peazip.sourceforge.net [official project page]
http://www.peazip.org [mirror]
http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani [Torrents]... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-01-19

PeaZip 5.5.2 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.5.2, free zip / unzip software, is available for download.

Changes
Updated to 7z 9.35 beta back-end for handling mainstream archive formats, with LZMA2 replacing LZMA as default compression algorithm for .7z format.
Added support for more anti-virus / anti-malware for on demand scanning of files inside archives: Avast Pro / Internet Security, ClamWin, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, ESET NOD32 / Smart Security.
181 file extensions are now supported... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-12-23

PeaZip 5.5.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.5.1, free zip / unzip software, is available for download.

Changes
File formats that can be handled by PeaZip are highlighted by a character in Information column
'+' known archive type, open with double click (i.e. RAR, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX...)
'.' known file type usually not handled as archive, open with "Open as archive" (i.e. EXE, DLL, MS Office files)
New "Update only" mode for Windows installer, update application's files and keeps unchanged the system settings (file associations, context menu, send to menu)
181 file extensions are now supported... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-12-09

PeaZip 5.5.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.5.0 introduces option to halt system after task completion, and to remove single intermediate root directories on "Extract to new folder".
File manager features new batch file rename functions, and advanced selection filters.
Image manager now convert graphic files also to TIFF, PPM, and XPM format, fit images to 4K/8K screen resolutions, and features compression to 50/75/90 JPEG quality pre-sets.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-10-19

PeaZip 5.4.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.4.1 completes new GUI design with tabs, improves compression and extraction screens menus, and make simpler to re-use last output path, and to explore recent and bookmarked paths to drop items from system to application.

178 file extensions are now supported.

Downloads
http://peazip.sourceforge.net
http://www.peazip.org
http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani [Torrents]

Support
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-help.html [Tutorial]
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-help-faq.html [FAQ]
https://sourceforge.net/p/peazip/tickets/ [Issue tracker]... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2014-08-13

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 2014-07-08

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