PeaZip is a free file archiver utility. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.
Create: 7Z, ARC, Brotli, BZip, GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP, Zstandard files and more
Open and extract 200+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more
Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, edit existing archives, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export task definition as command line script.
PeaZip 8.1.0 is focused on tuning performances, opening large archives faster and using less RAM - sample archive containing 256K items opens 4x faster with -35% RAM usage.
Archive conversion procedure is improved, new user-provided themes are available, and on Windows systems Extract32 own utility can be set as alternative extractor for CAB files.
Backend were updated to Pea 1.02, Zstd 1.50, Tino Reichardt's 7Z codecs 1.5.0r1 (Windows), and szcnick p7zip 17.04 (Linux) which supports Brotli, Lizard, and LZ5 as the Windows counterpart.
Windows installer can now accept language as command line parameter. A total of 220 file extensions are now supported by PeaZip, with addition of .whl (Python) and .gem (Ruby) container formats.
Pea 1.02: improved speed of hex preview function, updated secure delete function
(Windows) Tino Reichardt codecs for 7z v1.5.0r1: updates codecs to Brotli 1.0.9, FLZMA2 1.0.1, Lizard 1.0, LZ4 1.9.3, LZ5 1.5, Zstandard 1.5.0
(Linux) szcnick p7zip 17.04: introduces support for Brotli, Lizard, LZ5 updates LZ4 1.9.3 and zstd 1.4.9; on Linux systems Brotli and Zstandard presets now points to single step compression in 7z using Brotli or Zstd compression (tar.br and tar.zst presets are still available as alternative)
(Windows) added support for system's Extrac32 as alternative CAB extraction engine: Extrac32 backend be enabled in Options > Settings, Advanced tab CAB will be still listed/tested using 7z backend, Extrac32 (if enabled) will be used for for extraction operations
Improved performances working with archives containing large number of items (files, folders); on 256K items archive 4x speed increase, -35% RAM usage; improved speed for listing archives, also minor speed improvements for test, archive and extract operations involving a large number of files
Added new user-provided themes: KDE Breeze, Oxygen
Improved browsing archives: clicking on root in breadcrumb bar now simply lists root content, while pressing refresh (F5) re-opens the archive, fully re-parsing the content
In case of spanned archive, the number of volumes actually found in current path (as required by PeaZip for extraction) is shown in application's title bar and status bar
Improved Settings; more flexible Browser optimization in General tab, Performances group; reorganized various settings for better readability
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added support (as container files) to .whl Python archives and .gem Ruby gem archives
Added option to extract all, selected or displayed items to extraction dropdown menu, replicating Extract button context menu
Added actions to Test all, selected or displayed items in Test button context menu Improved archive conversion procedure
Extraction stage is now shown as a single sequence of tasks, and main screen is hidden to reduce visual clutter: if errors are encountered in extraction stage it is reported to user, so conversion can be stopped (to correct errors) or continued if desired
Improved extraction command line creation: when all items are selected switch to a more compact command line using filters rather than item's list
WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
Windows installer now supports command line parameter to set language during installation: language can be declared as last parameter, with or without "/" prefix; to identify the language please check the name of the language file in PeaZip\res\lang\ directory