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PeaZip 6.1.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 6.1.0 comes with various improvements in archive browsing, displaying archive directory tree in navigation sidebar (either for navigation and on-the-fly inspection of archive structure and content), and showing in-archive directories at each node of address breadcrumb.
Initial directory can be customized: last visited (default), always start from computer's root, desktop, home, or user defined custom path.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 6 days ago Labels: archive browser

PeaZip 6.0.3 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 6.0.3 comes with updated pea 0.55 and 7z 16.02 backend, following Windows-only 6.0.2 release which deployed 7z 16.00 to patch the vulnerability discovered by Cisco Talos team.
188 file extensions are currently supported.

PeaZip is a file manager and archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), focused on security and data protection, Free Software replacement for WinRar, WinZip, and similar applications.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2016-06-20 Labels: pea 7z

PeaZip 6.0.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 6.0.1 introduces PEA 1.1 file format specs update, with support for SHA3 256 / 512 bit hash, Twofish and Serpent 128 / 256 bit EAX mode authenticated encryption, and comes with updated 15.14 7z backend on Linux.
Recent and bookmarked archives can now be quickly accessed from "File" submenu in compression and extraction screens.
188 file extensions are currently supported.

PeaZip is a file manager and archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), focused on security and data protection, Free Software replacement for WinRar, WinZip, and similar applications.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2016-05-01

PeaZip 6.0.0 [free file archiver]

New major version of PeaZip can recursively extract archives from directories, has full Unicode support for archive management and file management functions, comes with updated 15.14 7z backend, and new themes.

188 file extensions are currently supported.

PeaZip is a file manager and archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), focused on security and data protection, Free Software replacement for WinRar, WinZip, and similar applications.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2016-02-27

PeaZip 5.9.1 [free file archiver utility]

Release 5.9.1 introduces real time search filter while typing in address bar and starts mayor code cleanup for upcoming PeaZip 6 series.

188 file extensions are currently supported.

PeaZip is a file manager and archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), focused on security and data protection, Free Software replacement for WinRar, WinZip, and similar applications.

Create (compress to) 7Z, BZip2, GZip, PAQ, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ (LZMA2), ZIP files, SFX self-extracting archives, and spanned archives (001 split files)... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2016-01-03

PeaZip 5.9.0 [free file archiver utility]

Release 5.9.0 updates backend to last stable 7z 15.12 (Windows) and p7zip 15.09 (Linux), providing out of the box RAR5 extraction on Linux systems without additional plugin.
File management tools (secure delete, free space erasure, hashing) were improved, and it is available a new listing/analysis function, also showing directory content digest (to help finding possible duplicate dirs) and optionally showing a small preview of file header and EOF area.
Application loading process was updated to make it more robust in case of random/system errors.
Linux installers were improved to reduce dependencies of the main package, moving optional backend to a separate plugin.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-11-29

PeaZip 5.8.1 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.8.1 release improves UTF-8 filenames support (browsing, drag&drop extraction, copy files), updates file renaming function, and comes with 7z 15.09 backend, which adds read support for multi-volume VMDK and ext2, ext3, ext4 formatted disk image files.
A total of 188 file extensions can now be handled for extraction.

PeaZip is a file manager and archive manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), Free Software replacement for WinRar, WinZip, and similar applications.
Create (compress to) 7Z, BZip2, GZip, PAQ, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ (LZMA2), ZIP files, SFX self-extracting archives, and spanned archives (001 split files)
Open, browse, decompress/extract RAR, ACE, APPX, APK, ARJ, CAB, DMG, IPA, ISO, JAR, LHA, MSI, UDF, ZIPX files and more...
Convert or consolidate existing archives (from any read-supported to any write-supported type), e.g .rar to .zip or .7z conversion; repair FreeArc .arc archive format.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-10-22

PeaZip 5.8.0 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.8.0 can now handle UTF-8 characters in file and path names, and comes with 7z 15.07 backend that adds read support for various virtual machine disk image formats as QCOW2 (QUEMU), VMDK (VMWare), and VDI (Oracle VirtualBox).
"Free Software compliance" directive can now be either set (by end-users) as variable in configuration Options > Advanced, or hardcoded at compile time (by system administrators, software distributors, repository maintainers), in order to enforce strict usage of Free Software backend, and of free archive formats (not encumbered by patents).
188 file extensions are now supported for extraction.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-10-06

PeaZip 5.7.2 [free file archiver utility]

PeaZip 5.7.2 was released yesterday, coming with 7z backend to 15.06 which adds support for extraction of RAR5 archive format. UNRAR5 plugin, based on RarLab's implementation, is available as optional, alternative RAR5 extraction engine.
183 file extensions are supported for extraction.

PeaZip is a free archiver and file manager utility (compress and decompress files, backup data), Open Source alternative to WinRar, WinZip, and similar software.... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-08-31

PeaZip 5.7.1 [free file archiver utility]

Today PeaZip 5.7.1 was released, with improved address bar breadcrumb displaying paths inside archives for easier navigation.
Creation of spanned self extracting archives is now supported, allowing to generate multi-volume SFX archives larger than maximum executable size; file splitting pre-sets were updated adding 25GB Blu-Ray size.
Windows installer is now built with InnoSetup 5.5.6 Unicode, and improves support for Windows 10. ... read more

Posted by Giorgio Tani 2015-08-16 Labels: rar zip unzip unrar file archiver data compression software

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

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