Bandizip 7.0 is out, still free but ad-supported

Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver. Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.

Compression and Extraction:

  • Zip(z01), ZipX(zx01), TAR, TGZ, LZH, ISO, 7Z(7z.001), and EXE(e01)

Extraction Only Only:

  • RAR(part1.rar, r01), ACE, AES, ALZ, APK, ARJ, BH, BIN, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EGG, GZ, J2J, JAR, IMG, IPA, ISZ, LHA, LZMA, PMA, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TLZ, TXZ, UDF, WAR, WIM, XPI, XZ, and Z.

Other features:

  • Support Unicode to display international characters which displays for filenames in archives
  • Bypass files that don't compress well using the "High Speed Archiving" function
  • Extract the files to the destination folder directly by "Fast Drag & Drop" function
  • Create self-extracting files (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives
  • Optional archive encryption using ZipCrypto and AES 256
  • Context Menu access including "Preview Archive" function
  • Create or extract multiple zip files simultaneously from windows explorer
  • Free to use at both home and in the office

Bandizip 7.0 Beta changelog:

  • Bandizip 7.0 Beta 1 has been released on Oct 1, 2019.
  • Advanced compression settings
  • Password manager
  • Using an online installer
  • Decompressing NSIS format on its own without relying on external libraries
  • Decompressing UDF format on its own without relying on external libraries (support for UDF 2.60)
  • Decompressing PMA (LHA) format in PM1 method
  • Improved speed in compression and decompression
  • Improved speed in decompression of RAR5 file
  • Improved speed in decompression of some types of 7Z file
  • Improved support for DOS SFX format
  • Improved support for ZIP file compressed in MBCS on Unix
  • New feature processing hard-linked files in TAR format
  • New feature pre-allocating disk space for an output file
  • (Minimizing disk fragmentation and improving speed in decompression)
  • New command “rn” for command line interface
  • Changed name of command line compression tool for console (bc.exe → bz.exe)
  • Advertisements appear on Bandizip Standard Edition.

Since v7.0, Bandizip is released in 3 types of editions:

  • Standard Edition: Free of charge, available for commercial and non-commercial use, some features limited.

  • Professional Edition: Sold to individual users.

  • Enterprise Edition: Sold to enterprise users. (edition comparison)