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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

PeaZip 4.4 [file and archive manager]

In PeaZip 4.4 the archiving and extraction interfaces were improved to enhance usability and readability of the layout. It is now possible to use only keyfiles, only passwords, or both, to encrypt archives.

A total of 136 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
Support http://www.peazip.org/peazip-help.html
Torrents http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2012-01-29

PeaZip 4.3 [file and archive manager]

PeaZip 4.3 introduces an encrypted password manager, protected by authenticated encryption (AES256 in EAX mode) with two factor authentication: password, keyfile or both.
Navigation, search and file handling were improved.

A total of 135 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages: any help is welcome in creating new translations and in maintaining existing ones!

Downloads http://www.peazip.org
Support http://www.peazip.org/peazip-help.html
Torrents http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani
Pad file http://www.peazip.org/peazip.xml... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-12-26

PeaZip 4.2 [file and archive manager]

PeaZip 4.2 improves support for FreeArc's ARC format, allowing creating ARC archives storing relative paths by default.
This release also brings various fixes, and continue 4.x series trend in offering more compact installer, better speed and responsiveness, and to show more information during operations.
A total of 134 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-11-20

PeaZip 4.1 [file and archive manager]

PeaZip 4.1 improves speed and responsiveness, and introduces many usability improvements like simpler search and renaming functions, better UAC integration, improved address bar, more information provided during job's execution, and a fully integrated tool to find duplicate files.
Pea backend was updated to 0.39 version.
A total of 134 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-10-22

PeaZip 4.0 [file and archive manager]

PeaZip 4.0 introduces on the fly multi threaded image thumbnails visualization (browsing filesystem, on Windows), no image cache is saved on the host machine. Thumbnails ranges from 16 px to 256 px depending on the browser mode (details, list, icons) and size set from Organize in main menu.
The user interface evolved through the 3.x family, and now features usability enhancements as address bar breadcrumb, search history, drag and drop context menus, tight integration of the browser with extraction shortcuts (i.e. Ctrl+E extract to..., Ctrl+Shift+E extract to desktop, Ctrl+1..8 extract to bookmarked folders), and toolbar buttons' context menus for advanced compression and extraction features.
GUI elements as bars and browser are completely customizable, in order to offer a minimalistic or fully featured interface to fit at best user's needs and likes.
PeaLauncher can now be used as very minimal GUI component for archive extraction, being able to accept input from drag and drop or standard file selection dialog, as well as from parameters.
Pea backend was updated to 0.38 version.
A total of 134 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-09-19

PeaZip 3.9.1 [file and archive manager]

PeaZip 3.9.1 updates application's look and feel, with new Windows icons and 48 px application's icons for "Icon" mode.
The new release adds support for ZIPX archives, and features contextual menus for toolbar buttons, i.e. to directly archive (or convert) selected items in the specified format, and for address bar (history, latest searches).
Packages were optimized in order to feature less files and 20% smaller installer, and now uses non compressed main executables to reduce memory usage of the application.
The context menu was reorganized, and keyboard shortcuts for Organize submenu, related the way file/archive browser displays content, are now associated to Alt+* combinations.
Pea backend was updated to 0.37 version.
A total of 134 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-08-27

PeaZip 3.9

PeaZip 3.9 introduces support for ZIPX archives, and features contextual menus for toolbar buttons, i.e. to directly archive (or convert) selected items in the specified format.
In the new release the icon mode displays 48 px icons, and embedded themes reduces the number of files in the package.
The context menu was reorganized, and keyboard shortcuts for Organize submenu, related the way file/archive browser displays content, are now associated to Alt+* combinations.
Pea backend was updated to 0.37 version.
A total of 134 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-08-01

PeaZip 3.8

In PeaZip 3.8 was added full support for WIM and XZ archives, "Extract all to..." button in toolbar, context menu handlers for right button drag and drop from application to system, and various fixes over previous release.
Pea backend was updated to 0.36 version; 7z was updated to 9.22 on Windows.
A total of 133 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.

Downloads http://www.peazip.org
Tutorial and screenshots http://www.peazip.org/peazip-tutorial.html
Torrents http://www.mininova.org/user/gtani
Pad file http://www.peazip.org/peazip.xml... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-06-12

PeaZip 3.7

In PeaZip 3.7 address bar was simplified and address field is now available as breadcrumb, navigation bar's modes can be toggled, file manager's icon mode was improved, and hints about files details are displayed in file manager.
The new compiler, Lazarus 0.9.30, vastly improves the performances of the file browser when browsing paths containing thousands files.
When creating archives containing multiple files or folders, the archive is named as the parent folder of the items, except if "add to separate archives" option is flagged.
A total of 129 file extensions are supported, and translations are available in 27 languages.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-04-07

PeaZip 3.7 translations needed

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-04-02

PeaZip 3.6.2

PeaZip 3.6.2 improves file navigation and recognition of out of standard archives.
The browser can now rename (Ctrl+R) multiple files at once, sort function keeps context of previously sorted columns and middle mouse button can be used to navigate up one level.
The feasibility of running PeaZip Portable from read-only paths was improved.
A total of 129 file extensions are supported, and language files were updated with latest available translations.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-02-26

PeaZip 3.6.1

PeaZip 3.6.1 improves file navigation, the browser can now rename (Ctrl+R) multiple files at once, sort function keeps context of previously sorted columns and middle mouse button can be used to navigate up one level.
A total of 129 file extensions are supported, and language files were updated with latest available translations.

Downloads http://www.peazip.org
Tutorial and screenshots http://www.peazip.org/peazip-tutorial.html
Pad file http://www.peazip.org/peazip.xml... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2011-02-10

PeaZip 3.6

PeaZip 3.6 improves localization of the application's text and for aspect with different font size and screen DPI.
For all formats handled through 7z backend the working dir is explicitly set to the output path, for better security and performances.
In Options > Settings, Open archive tab it is now possible to fine tune for drag and drop operations the "extract without paths" directive.
"Open output path when job completes" moved from options to extraction and compression interfaces for better accessibility.
Pea backend was updated to 0.34 version.
A total of 129 file extensions are supported, added support for Android's .APK, Java's .SAR, and IncrediMail's .IMF.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-12-26

PeaZip 3.5.1

PeaZip 3.5.1 completes the evolution of the file/archive browser's UI started in previous releases, and brings various fixes and updates.
Integration of the browser with extraction functions is tight: a dropdown menu on the right of "Extract" button allows to check and set most common extraction options directly from the browser, and to extract the entire archive to most common destinations.
Quick extraction functions are also associated with keyboard shortcuts, "Extract all to..." (Ctrl+E or F12), "Extract all here" (Ctrl+Alt+E), "Extract all to Desktop" (Ctrl+Shift+E), "Extract all to Documents" (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E).
Ctrl+0 extracts to previous path, Ctrl+1..8 extract to path of bookmark 1..8 (if defined), Ctrl+9 extract to default path (if defined).
Themes can now be distributed as autonomous packages, in Option > Theme it is now possible to download, create and manage custom theme packages.
7z backend was updated to 9.20 stable, as well as 7z sfx modules (Windows); UPX was updated to 3.07.
Pea backend was updated to 0.33 version, featuring a look and feel better integrated with the rest of the application.
A total of 126 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-12-13

PeaZip 3.5

PeaZip 3.5 completes the update in the file/archive browser's UI introduced by the previous release.
Integration of the browser with extraction functions is tight: a dropdown menu on the right of "Extract" button allows to check and set most common extraction options directly from the browser, and to extract the entire archive to most common destinations.
Quick extraction functions are also associated with keyboard shortcuts, "Extract all to..." (Ctrl+E or F12), "Extract all here" (Ctrl+Alt+E), "Extract all to Desktop" (Ctrl+Shift+E), "Extract all to Documents" (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E).
Ctrl+0 extracts to previous path, Ctrl+1..8 extract to path of bookmark 1..8 (if defined), Ctrl+9 extract to default path (if defined).
Themes can now be distributed as autonomous packages, in Option > Theme it is now possible to download, create and manage custom theme packages.
7z backend was updated to 9.20 stable, as well as 7z sfx modules (Windows).
Pea backend was updated to 0.33 version, featuring a look and feel better integrated with the rest of the application.
A total of 126 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-11-25

New PeaZip website

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-11-19

PeaZip 3.4

PeaZip 3.4 introduces many updates in the file/archive browser's UI.
Integration with extraction functions is tighter: a dropdown menu on the right of "Extract" button allows to check and set most common extraction options directly from the browser, and to extract the entire archive to most common destinations.
Quick extraction functions are also associated with keyboard shortcuts, "Extract all to..." (Ctrl+E or F12), "Extract all here" (Ctrl+Alt+E), "Extract all to Desktop" (Ctrl+Shift+E), "Extract all to Documents" (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E), Ctrl+1..8 extract to path of bookmark 1..8 (if defined), Ctrl+9 extract to default path (if defined).
It is now possible to stop the browser form reading archives if the operation takes too much time.
Options menu was reorganized for quicker access to most common configurations.
Themes were rationalized embedding the invariant graphic in the executables, reducing the bitmaps in each theme.
7z backend was updated to 9.17 beta (Windows).
A total of 124 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-10-25

PeaZip 3.3

PeaZip 3.3 brings various fixes and an improved user interface focused in better integration with web search (optionally on multiple search engines at once) and in launching favorite applications, scripts or websites/web services from PeaZip.
7z backend was updated to 9.16 beta (Windows).
A total of 123 file extensions are supported.

PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager: cross platform, available as portable and installable software for 32 and 64 bit Windows (9x, 2k, XP, Vista) and Linux (PeaZip is a desktop neutral application), supports 123 archive types.
PeaZip allows to apply powerful multiple search filters to archive's content; create, convert and extract multiple archives at once; create self-extracting archives; export job definition as command line; save archive's layouts; bookmark archives and folders; scan and open with custom applications compressed and uncompressed files etc...
Other features: strong encryption, robust file copy, split/join files (file span), secure data deletion, compare, checksum and hash files, system benchmark, generate random passwords and keyfiles.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-09-15

PeaZip 3.2.1

PeaZip 3.2.1 adds "All tasks" entry in System tools for launching Windows Vista/7 Master Control Panel, and a link to donate to charitable organizations suggested by PeaZip in the "Help" submenu, along project's links (the "Donation" page on this site).
File manager's toolbar can be optionally customized (fm-theme.bmp in each theme's folder), and in file manager's context menu "Misc" > "Search on the web" were added entries to search filename in torrents, uploads and eMule.
Third parts' backend applications are updated to UPX 3.05, 7z 9.15 beta and FreeArc 0.666 alpha (Windows), and p7zip 9.13 beta (Linux); Windows and Linux installers were improved.
A total of 123 file extensions are supported.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2010-06-30