Download Decompression - Best Software & Apps

  • 7-Zip

    18.050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2259 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

    3.11.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A fast and free way to unpack your files

    7
    466 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

    8
    208 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • PeaZip

    6.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    9
    644 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

    8
    101 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
    100 votes
    • RarMachine

      2.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Easy-to-use RAR archiver

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

      3.07

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compression and decompression tool for Windows

      8
      28 votes
      • Total Manager

        3.7.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Total Manager - Files Archiver, Photo and Video Viewer

        9
        6 votes
        • ZipItFree

          2.17

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free WinZip alternative

          5
          29 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

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

          Varies with device

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Full Version program for Windows‚ by Finebits OÜ

          -
          No votes yet
          • AndExplorer

            2.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A powerful, free file manager for Android

            -
            No votes yet
            • 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.

            9
            8 votes
            • Ashampoo Zip FREE

              1.0.7

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              File compression and decompression

              10
              3 votes
              • jZip

                1.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Free, fast and flexible decompression tool

                7
                180 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

                8
                3 votes
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                16.6.06448.6Windows
                218.05022597.7Windows
                37.002087.5Windows
                41.31807Windows
                53.11.64666.7Mac
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