Rating 7-Zip - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Windows, Web
  • Free
  • age 18+
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7-Zip Review

7 Zip is a  compression tool that is 100% free and delivers a high compression ratio. It packs and unpacks the following file formats: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM, and can unpack more than 30 file formats.

7-Zip Features

  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, it provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Localizations for 87 languages.

Screenshots of 7-Zip

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Is 7-Zip free to use?

You can zip and unzip files easily on your computer with 7-Zip, a free zip download for PC. It works for both personal and commercial use, and you don't need to register or subscribe to use it. 7-Zip is a convenient and efficient choice for your zip file needs.

The Pros of using 7-Zip

  • Free to use
  • Compatible with multiple formats
  • Compresses all kinds of files
  • Wide range of features

The Cons of using 7-Zip

  • Outdated interface
  • Settings aren’t beginner-friendly

What is 7-Zip?

7 Zip is a free file unzipper program that you may install and use on your device. There is no need to sign up and no need to pay for a subscription. Your regular Windows unzipping facility probably doesn't unlock RAR files, but 7 Zip does allow you unzip RAR files. You are able to unzip TAR files, ISO files and ZIP files.

7 Zip is not as stable, nor is it as complex, but it works as a very simple file unzipper, and it is very compact. If all you are looking to do is zip and unzip files, then there is no need for a paid unzipper and no need for a complex or large program. 

This program works on Windows 10, and over the years it has been updated as new operating systems come out. Since Windows has never had an unzipping program that opens RAR files, it is likely that this tool will continue to exist in the future and will continue to be updated.

More Information

Web App Web App

Suitable for ages - Ages 18 and older

Subjects & Topics - Productivity

Great for - Organisational and Productivity Skills

Download 7-Zip

You can download 7-Zip on your Windows devices from the Windows Store.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the alternatives for 7-Zip?

Some of the 7-Zip alternatives include WinZip, WinRAR and Ultra Zip Opener.

Final Verdict: 7-Zip Review

7-Zip is an open-source, free file compression and decompression software, which allows you to archive files within seconds. 

Privacy Rating

Data Safety

Does the app provide a secure and safe experience for its intended users7-Zip is safe to use

Value and Presentation

Is the app easy to use and accessible?7-Zip is easy to use and accessible
Is this app well-made and presented?7-Zip is well-made and presented
Is this app useful for its intended users?7-Zip is user-friendly
Does this app provide good value?7-Zip provides good value to the users