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.
# FILE MANAGER
* Quick approximate calculation of possible compression in Archive creation interface and with List function
* Calculation of password strength in password form
* Random password generation (Ctrl+F9) can optionally create password containing symbols alongside mixed case characters and numbers
* (Windows) Added "Move to recycle bin" deletion mode, default action pressing Del key; quick deletion moved to Ctrl+Del shortcut
* Various minor improvements
- Show thumbnails flag featured in quick browser organization menus (in context menu and status bar)
- Open as archive featured in Open with dropdown menu in File manager bar
# EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
* Added semaphore to improve performances, optimize system's resource usage, and increase reliability operating on multiple instances launched from system's context menu
* "Extract here" and "Extract here (in new folder)" function uses semaphore to schedule one job at time, password requests are prompted at once to optimize user's time usage and don't interrupt scheduler's work
* "Extract to..." function, that already creates a single job queue, can operate in parallel to the semaphore when it is needed by the user to launch other independent jobs
* Main extraction parameters are reported in extraction interface's form caption and on drag and drop information box
# 158 file extensions supported (added .tb2)