Download Decompression - Best Software & Apps

  • 7-Zip

    18.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2140 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
    450 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Handles almost any file type, Free to use
    • CONS: No 64-bit version
  • PeaZip

    6.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    9
    636 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

    7
    202 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
    • jZip

      1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian

      Free, fast and flexible decompression tool

      7
      176 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
    • 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
    • UPX

      3.07

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compression and decompression tool for Windows

      8
      27 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
      • 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
      • FileVoyager

        16.3.12.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        10
        7 votes
        • Total Manager

          3.7.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Total Manager - Files Archiver, Photo and Video Viewer

          10
          4 votes
          • 8 Zip

            Varies with device

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Full Version program for Windows‚ by Finebits OÜ

            -
            No votes yet
            • Ashampoo Zip FREE

              1.0.7

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              File compression and decompression

              10
              3 votes
              • 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
              • XacRett

                32.48.4

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Pocket PC

                Decompression utility with support for multiple formats

                8
                3 votes
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                41.31766.936363636363635Windows, Symbian
                53.11.14506.652222222222224Mac