The 5 Best Free WinZip Alternatives of 2019

WinZip is a popular tool for compressing and extracting compressed files. Do you know a compressed file consumes less space when compared to its actual size? But sadly, WinZip is a paid software and is only free for certain days, after that you will have to continue with a paid license.

But do you know there are a handful of free tools that work the same as WinZip? Today we are going to tell you about some of the best WinZip free alternatives, which are available in 2019.

  1. 7-Zip

It is an open source software, which means that it is entirely free, even if you want to use it for a commercial purpose. This tool is very lightweight and is only 1MB in size. It can be used to open, extract, or to compress a file.  This software is even better than WinZip in some aspects. If you are looking for the best alternative of WinZip, then this tool is just for you. You can also protect a compressed file with a strong password in 7-Zip.

  1. PeaZip

PeaZip is also an open source application, which is used to compress and decompress a file. It is 10 MB in size and contains more features when compared to other file compression tools. This application supports any file, and the most significant feature is that it can repair any corrupted compressed file. By considering its amazing features, PeaZip is one of the best alternatives of WinZip.

  1. Zipware

This software looks premium, and the interface is very appealing and easy to access. Behind its look, it also works great. To compress a file, tap on open or new, browse a file which you want to compress, and then customize your setting then start the compression process. What we loved in this software is that it is capable of scanning a file for threats and viruses. The file must be lower than 32 GB in size to scan for viruses. Again this application is entirely free, but you can donate the developer team a small amount to say them thanks.

  1. Ashampoo Zip Free

This software is suitable if you have touch screen devices. Ashampoo Zip Free is easy to use. It has an optional touch mode to enable for touch-friendly devices. It can be a bit limited when compared to WinZip.

  1. Hamster Zip Archiver

This software is also free and can be counted as one of the best alternatives to WinZip. The interface is pretty simple and easy to work. It has an additional feature to upload compressed files to cloud storage.

John Hunt is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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