7-Zip is a free utility software you can download and unzip, unrar any files on your computer. You don’t have to pay anything for the 7 Zip Free Download.
Winrar on the other hand is a paid software and after the trial period you would have to pay for the license key in order to make it work. But 7 Zip is absolutely free to download and use without any limitations.
7 Zip is one of the best file archiver (zip, rar) with a high compression ratio so that you can reduce the file size by a great margin. 7 Zip free download is available in both 32 bit and also 64 bit, both are of just 1 mb in file size.
Also check out this post: How to Unzip and Unrar Online without any software download.
7 Zip, an open source project allows you to install in any number of computers, personal or for a company. So it means you can use, download in any company or organization without registration or any license keys.
Supported formats of 7ZIP:
- Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
- Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
7-Zip is compatible with the following operating systems Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98. The following table shows how 7Zip is better than Winrar and Winzip:
|Archiver||Mozilla Firefox||Google Earth|
|Compressed size||Ratio||Compressed size||Ratio|
|7-Zip 4.23 (7z format)||4621135||100%||6109183||100%|
|WinZip 10.0 beta (maximum-PPMd)||5277118||114%||8200708||134%|
|7-Zip 4.23 (zip format)||6222627||135%||8909446||146%|
|WinZip 10.0 beta (maximum-portable)||6448666||140%||9153898||150%|
I am sure by now you would be impressed by what 7 ZIP does so there you go, download now @ http://www.7-zip.org/.