Download Decompression - Best Software & Apps

  • 7-Zip

    18.05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2227 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

    7
    459 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Handles almost any file type, Free to use
    • CONS: No 64-bit version
  • PeaZip

    6.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    9
    642 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
  • RAR File Open Knife

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Super-fast application for RAR files

    8
    205 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • Free RAR Extract Frog

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free RAR Extract Frog, quirky skinnable RAR extractor

    8
    100 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
    99 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
    • 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
    • Total Manager

      3.7.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Total Manager - Files Archiver, Photo and Video Viewer

      10
      5 votes
      • 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
      • UPX

        3.07

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Compression and decompression tool for Windows

        8
        27 votes
        • 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
          • jZip

            1.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Symbian

            Free, fast and flexible decompression tool

            7
            177 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
          • 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
          • Ashampoo Zip FREE

            1.0.7

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            File compression and decompression

            10
            3 votes
            • 8 Zip

              Varies with device

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Full Version program for Windows‚ by Finebits OÜ

              -
              No votes yet
              • XacRett

                32.48.4

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Pocket PC

                Decompression utility with support for multiple formats

                8
                3 votes
                • WinZip

                  WinZip18.1

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  The ZIP file utility for Windows

                  10
                  1 vote
                  • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Quick compression and decompression, Enhanced with Cloud and Encryption tools
                  • CONS: Only handles Zip compression, Not compatible with as many formats as WinRAR, Nag screen
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                41.31776.9Windows, Symbian
                53.11.14596.7Mac
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