PowerArchiver Free is the latest version of the award winning compression utility. PowerArchiver 2010 Free is a free and powerful alternative to paid archive software like WinRAR and WinZip that cost $30. It was previously available in two versions: Standard and Professional which are both paid, but now a Free version is available too.
PowerArchiver Free is freeware version of PowerArchiver (Free for personal use). All of the core functions are still there and you can create and extract every archive as in full PowerArchiver, and quite few other things are there too:
- Our own ZIP/ZIPX engine with full support for ZIPX (LZMA, PPMD, JPEG, WavPack, BZ2). Fully supports ZIPX archives created by WinZip 12/13/14. Unicode support, full AES encryption support (both versions of AES spec), unlimited file/size support.
- Full 7-Zip support is still there together with unique support for updating solid archives via re-compression.
- Full format support: ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, CAB, ACE, LHA (LZH), TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, and MIME (Base 64), ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO plus ISO, BIN, IMG and NRG, just as regular PowerArchiver.
- Plugin support (.wcx from Total Commander)
- Wonderful shell extensions are 100% in.
- Windows 7 support – jump lists, taskbar progress and taskbar icon overlays work beautifully.
- 7 different tools: Encrypt, Convert, Batch Zip, Multi Extract, SFX Wizard, Repair ZIP etc – all completely free.
- Explorer View mode which turns PA into File Manager
- PowerArchiver Backup with ability to create backup scripts compress them to zip format, encrypt, filter by: filename, folder, size, date.
- All of features that we take for granted like drag and drop, configurable interface, MRU’s everywhere…