If your needs are basic, the ES File Explorer app has built-in compression tools that might be all you need. However, if you're a power user and need things like, multivolume support, archive repair, encryption, … Read more
Free RAR Extractor is fine at unpacking compressed files, but it doesn't do anything to help you compress new batches of files. So, if you spend all of your time opening zipped files, you may prefer this widget over a more complex compression option. Otherwise, stick to the big names in zipping like 7zip and PeaZip.
This program unzips compressed files you receive, so you can access all of the individual files inside. Though it name-drops RAR, it supports just about every compression style you can think of, including the popular alternatives to RAR like ZIP. It never took … Read more
Whether RAR Reader is too basic or just the right freeware for viewing and extracting RAR archive files depends on the task at hand. Yes -- some free compression tools do everything, and RAR Reader essentially does one thing. But it can do its thing and let you get back to doing yours in less time than it might take to figure out how to set up those "more capable" tools. Even if you already have WinRAR or another RAR-capable tool, it may still be quicker just to download, install, and run RAR Reader.
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If you need to access RAR files, but don't have WinRAR or a compatible tool, try RAR to ZIP Converter. It converts RAR archive files to ZIP files, which more users have the tools to open. RAR to ZIP Converter is compact, free, and easy to use. It offers different compression levels and password protection.
When you're busy and have all kinds of windows open, RAR to ZIP Converter's super-basic user interface is a welcome sight. Nothing extra clutters up the layout. Fields for RAR File and ZIP File each have an optional password field. Compression level … Read more
The Extractor brings ZIP and RAR compatibility, extraction of password-protected files, and support for spanned archives to the crowded field of free compression tools. Version 2 of Simply Free Software's tool is easy to use, thanks to drag-and-drop and context menu integration with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
The Extractor's setup wizard let us associate ZIP and RAR files with the program. We declined the ZIP option but chose to make The Extractor our default app for RAR archives since we mostly want to be able to open RAR files without buying more software. The Extractor's user interface … Read more
Mediafreeware's Free ZIP to RAR Converter is a great choice for users who want to convert zipped files into the RAR format with minimal fuss. It has few options and no Help file, but this program does one thing only: Convert files compressed in the standard ZIP format into WinRAR's proprietary RAR format. It's not only free but also fast and essentially foolproof.
Free ZIP to RAR's compact user interface is pared down to the essentials, and the program, itself, could hardly be easier to use: Browse to a zipped file you want to convert and … Read more
WinZip has long been a go-to ZIP tool, so we were keen to try the all-new WinZip 18. It's much more than a cosmetic upgrade: A new compression engine zips, splits, and joins files faster than legacy versions, though of course WinZip still handles virtually any archive file type. It converts files to PDFs, adds watermarks, resizes photos, manages archives, and protects files with 128/256 bit encryption. Improved cloud navigation smoothly integrates WinZip with many more cloud services, including Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Cloud Links adds links to files via e-mail, IM, and social media. … Read more
Free RAR to ZIP Converter switches your file's format quickly, but it doesn't do itself any favors with its layout. In addition to looking and feeling incredibly dated, it's bogged down with add-on programs. However, if you can avoid those, it does its job flawlessly.
This program only converts RAR archives to ZIP files, so don't expect to turn them back if you need to. When you're trying to install the program, it sends four different toolbars and add-on programs at you. If you don't opt out, these programs can take over your browser, … Read more
UnRar Sharp HD is a multifunctional file explorer and sharing tool for the iOS platform that offers enough tools to be a powerful and useful tool for most users. Offering a range of options from folder and file creation to zipping and sharing with friends, this app can be a useful companion to anyone that needs a good free tool for managing work documents.
When you open UnRar Sharp HD for the first time, you can choose between a number of options, including file and folder creation, file importing, Wi-Fi connection for sharing, traditional iOS-style sharing via e-mail or social … Read more
iZip is at times a mixed bag, with numerous features and responsive performance, but often frustrating navigation. The result is an app that resolves an issue many iOS users have, opening and creating ZIP files; but that will not be a perfect fit for everyone due to the complexities in setting up and using the app.
The core function of iZip works well and is easy to use. This is a very good thing because, for most people, it is the only reason to download iZip. Download a Zip folder to your iPad and you can unzip it with the … Read more