Download Decompression - Best Software & Apps

  • 7-Zip

    17.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    7
    392 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with main archive formats, Good choice of update modes, Split archives to specific sizes, Compress to 5 different archive formats
    • CONS: No virus scan, No file repair tool, Can’t set file encryption level
  • The Unarchiver

    3.11.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A fast and free way to unpack your files

    6
    231 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Handles almost any file type, Free to use
    • CONS: No 64-bit version
  • RAR File Open Knife

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Super-fast application for RAR files

    7
    98 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • PeaZip

    6.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    8
    220 votes
    • PROS: Support for many formats, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Very comfortable to use, Very good advanced features
    • CONS: Doesn't support creation of RAR files
  • Free RAR Extract Frog

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free RAR Extract Frog, quirky skinnable RAR extractor

    7
    56 votes
    • PROS: Quick, free, minimal fuss, Quirky marketing sure to appeal to hipsters, Takes up very little space
    • CONS: Not exactly a skinnable app as the maker describes
  • Ultrazip

    2.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete, free compression and decompression software

    7
    14 votes
    • RarMachine

      2.0

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Easy-to-use RAR archiver

      0
      4 votes
      • PROS: Handles RAR files in Mac OS with ease, Integrated into Finder, Easy to use interface
      • CONS: Doesn't compress batches of files
    • ZipItFree

      2.17

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free WinZip alternative

      3
      13 votes
      • PROS: Handles multiple formats, Very secure , Quick at compression and decompression, Shell integration
      • CONS: Doesn't support all formats, Encryption strength may not be enough for everyone, Very agressive install process, Ugly interface
    • GUI Tar

      1.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Decompress or compress TAR, GZ, BZ, ZIP and more

      8
      5 votes
      • PROS: Easy to extract and compress, Works with multiple directories
      • CONS: No progress bar
    • UPX

      3.07

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compression and decompression tool for Windows

      8
      6 votes
      • Total Manager

        3.7.0

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Total Manager - Files Archiver, Photo and Video Viewer

        10
        3 votes
        • Ashampoo Zip FREE

          1.0.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          File compression and decompression

          -
          No votes yet
          • AndExplorer

            2.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A powerful, free file manager for Android

            0
            2 votes
            • PROS: Manage files on your phone, Decompression for ZIP, GZIP, and TAR files, Lots of organization features
            • CONS: No support for FTP
          • FileVoyager

            16.3.12.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            FileVoyager is a freeware file manager for Microsoft Windows using two panels.

            10
            4 votes
            • 8 Zip

              Varies with device

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Full Version program for Windows‚ by Finebits OÜ

              -
              No votes yet
              • jZip

                1.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Symbian

                Free, fast and flexible decompression tool

                6
                131 votes
                • PROS: Free compared to WinZip, Does exactly the same job as major compression tools, Works fast and efficiently
                • CONS: Not compatible with all formats
              • XacRett

                32.48.4

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Pocket PC

                Decompression utility with support for multiple formats

                -
                No votes yet
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                16.2.02207.9Windows
                217.013926.8Windows
                37.00986.5Windows
                43.11.12315.9Mac
                51.31315.8Windows, Symbian