Bandizip is a powerful, fast and free file archiver
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BandiZip is a powerful file archiver. Although this application is not as well-known as other similar tools, it certainly has many features the developers may boast about. And moreover, it is absolutely free.

You don't have to worry about file type compatibility because this program supports creating archives in all popular formats, as ZIP, ZIPX, EXE, TAR, TGZ, LZH, ISO and 7Z. The zipping process (compressing documents) is done at a very fast speed as the tool can take full advantage of multi-core processors. In addition, various compression levels are available. And, as to the security of the contents of the created files, strong encryption algorithms, namely Zipvcrypto and AES 256, are used.

Besides the formats available when creating a new archive, the program allows extracting contents from others, like RAR, JAR and CAB. In this regard, various opening methods are available. The simplest one is to use the program’s command from Windows contextual menu. In addition, you can use the easy drag-and-drop method or just open the file using the corresponding button in the program interface. You will be glad to know that, once you have opened an archive, you can navigate its file structure just like you do in a regular explorer. At this point, information about the archived items is shown in various customizable columns. Moreover, should the archive contain images, you can also visualize them using the built-in viewer. Finally, you can decide whether to extract all the archived content or just some parts of it.

All in all, BandiZip is probably one of the best file archivers out there. I really recommend that you try it because there’s nothing to lose after all. On the contrary, I’m sure you will discover many other convenient features.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It is easy to use
  • It uses strong compression algorithms
  • It provides a lot of customization options
  • It allows viewing images
  • It lets extract the contents from other file archivers
  • It compresses documents very fast


  • It doesn’t allow creating RAR, JAR and CAB
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