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BandiZip is intended for unzipping most archive formats. Similarly, it can create new archives in most popular formats, except perhaps RAR, JAR, and CAB. Its main advantage is processing speed as it is among the fastest tools of its type. Moreover, it supports three different compression levels and there is even the possibility of packaging files without compressing them. The program is very safe in terms of encryption, as it uses AES 256, one of the strongest algorithms available.
The application has a nice graphical user interface that makes it very simple to use, even if you do not have much experience. However, it may get even easier if you use the context menu commands instead. In this regard, it is good that you can decide which of these commands are shown so that the menu does not become too crowded. Besides using those two modes, most of the operations can be done via command line as well.
In a nutshell, BandiZip is extremely recommendable as it is one of the best archivers out there. Luckily, it will not cost you a dime to use it. Unfortunately, its newest versions do not support Windows XP anymore but, after all, not many people still use that operating system version.
- Extremely fast processing
- Strong encryption algorithms
- Opens most archive formats
- Command-line usage
- Context menu integration
- Configurable context-menu commands
- Windows XP not supported
- Cannot create RAR, JAR or CAB files