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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

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