Lot of PC users for archiving and decompressing files use popular 7-Zip, WinRAR and WinZip software ,except the former one later ones are paid apps. Bandizip is freeware and fast archiving app supports WinZip, 7-Zip,  WinRAR and other formats.

Bandizip

Bandizip features

High Speed Archiving: Multimedia files like in AVI, WMV, MP3, and other file types  are harder to compress and at times their compressed file size bigger than original one.  So you can’t get good  compression results from other archiving software, but Bandizip with “high speed archiving” function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm. This result in increase in archiving speed.

Fast Drag & Drop : Unlike other archiving software Bandizip doesn’t extract files to a temporary folder and then copy those files to the target folder, instead with “Fast drag & drop” function it extracts files directly to the target folder. Hence extraction speed will be increased.

Unicode Support: Bandizip supports Unicode, it has a “code page” which allows you to select a language in archive without breaking international characters.

Bandizip settings

Bandizip supports ZIP, 7Z, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, GZ, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, and Z archives files and users can create self-extracting files (.EXE) and multi-volume split archive files.

Bandizip works on Windows XP/Vista/7.

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