PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager. It's freeware and free of charge for any use.
PeaZip can extract most of archive formats both from Windows and Unix worlds, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP to experimental ones like PAQ/LPAQ family, currently the most powerful compressor available.
PeaZip has secure deletion feature, can verify file checksum and hash, and supports multiple strong encryption standards, optionally using two factor authentication (password and keyfile) for increased security:
- 7Z's AES256 encryption
- ZIP WinZip's AE encryption based on AES256 (and ZipCrypto for legacy compatibility); can decrypt PKZip's AES encryption
- FreeARC's ARC: AES256, Blowfish, Twofish256 and Serpent256 - this format is also capable to generate recovery records to protect data against corruption
- PEA: AES256 EAX authenticated encryption
For archive creation, PeaZip supports a wide range of compression and encryption standards, from the fastest to the most powerful ones. It also allows you to export job definition as scripts to bridge the gap between GUI and console apps, and lets you pick the best of both worlds.
* Added support to open as archive EPUB ebook file format, a total of 135 file extensions are supported - formats usually not handled as archives can be opened from PeaZip's context menu "Open as archive" rather being associated with the application directly, which would be inconvenient for most users.
# FILE MANAGER
* Address field can now be set to be viewed as breadcrumb (default) or string, with "Show address as breadcrumb" flag in address bar navigation dropdown menu
* Improved password management
- Flag "Keep password for current session" (default) in password form, to remember password and keyfile for the current session; unflagging this option password and keyfile are kept until a new archive is browsed
- Fixed bug in keeping "Show password" flag
- Keyfile field now accepts paste and free edit
- Password manager
> passwords list (may even contain keyfiles name, if desired) can be saved with authenticated encryption and optional two factor authentication
> a default password is used unless the user sets password and/or keyfile, recommended to keep privacy of data saved in the password manager
> once password/keyfile is set, authentication will be required before accessing data from password manager
> password list is shown in password form, in the dropdown menu on the left of password filed (when selected, are automatically applied to confirmation field)
> password and notes can also be copied and pasted where needed, i.e. password manager can be used to store passwords for other applications, websites, etc
> password list can be exported
^ as plain text file, containing unencrypted data, for any use
^ as encrypted file, for backup
~ a password list's .bak file can be manually imported back as password manager file, renaming it as pm (no extension) and copying it to PeaZip's configuration path (linked in Options > Settings); this file will have the same content and password it had when it was originally saved. This mechanism in example allows to roll back to a previous password list, or maintain various off line password lists, or exchange protected password lists with other users or other machines
* Improved search
- It is now possible to set search recursivity from search popup menu
- It is now possible to set default for search recursivity
* Fixed: create ARC with relative paths fails if path contains space
* Open as archive moved to root level of file browser context menu for better visibility