Top Five Compression Applications in the Market

At times you can find yourself in a situation where you need to make a file smaller to enable you to send it easily or perhaps to save storage space. Compression Software is a definite must-have, therefore, we created a list of the top 5 in the market.

7-ZIP

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7-ZIP is easy to download, easy to use, and is absolutely free. It is a file archiver that offers ZIP and GZIP formats a high compression ratio. It has its own 7 archive format which offers an up to 40% higher compression ratio than its competitors. 7-Zip easily shows up on top of numerous lists because of its ability to compress almost any file efficiently, and it has a Windows shell extension.

Winrar

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One of the most popular and widely used archive programs is Winrar. It can compress files into almost all archive formats and has a swift extraction time. It has a good user interactive design that is easy to use. It is one of the best compression programs available whatever the platform. It seamlessly reduces any file size to the extreme with its amazing compression ratio.

The process of compression with this application is so simple that it does not matter what experience level you have with this kind of software. The program is free though you are given the option of upgrading to pay for some features. 

Bullzip

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Bullzip is a PDF Printer Standard which adds a virtual printer to your Windows installation. This printer is then used to generate PDF documents. This can be done from any Windows app that supports printing. It is also free but has more features that require a more premium purchase. It has deep Windows integration, so it means that there is a unified way of generating PDF documents. It is available in every app that has printing ability.

IZArc

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IZArc is great especially if multi-format capabilities hold high importance to you. The interface is modern as well as easy to use, providing support for most encoded and compressed files. It also gives you access to a world of powerful features and tools. You can easily drag and drop files to and from Windows Explorer.

Other than that, you can convert from one archive type to another, create self-extracting archives, view and write comments, repair damaged zip archives among others. IZArc also has multi-language support which is an added advantage. 

PeaZip

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Last but not least on our list is Peazip. It is a tool used to create and open ZIP files quickly and easily. You should note that PeaZip can read the RAR files but can not write them. It has a user-friendly interface that’s well designed. The default settings are usually sufficient for most users. It is available in 29 languages and supports a wide range of archive and file management features, especially focused on security.

PeaZip’s innovative interface design makes it so easy to check on items that were set for compression and extraction. Tasks created in the GUI can also be easily saved and scheduled as batch scripts.