Compress it for saving the space or properly utilizing it, the best and efficient way to efficiently use space and make the best use of the available space. Many times we need to compress very big chunks of data into small bits and for that we either divide the data into chunks itself or use some or the other tool.
Here I present before you the best compressing tools that you can use to turn GB’s into MB’s and that too without data loss. Below is the list of best compressing tools that are either free or very cheap and are very useful and simplifies our life very much.
We are required to create Zips or the new extensions 7z, .tar, .rar, and many more for open source. We need to compress few images so we can send them as email or have a big game into a pendrive of small solid size.
Below are The Best 5 File Compression Tools that are present in the market, so let’s analyze them.
1.) 7-Zip (Windows/Linux, Free)
7-Zip is an open source free file utility that helps you archive the bigger files into smaller chunks. This is low resource eater and is efficient that you will never use anyone else once you are using it. It not only supports the usual formats but also the other formats that are not used so often. This utility has a graphical interface that is very user friendly and let the user work without any fuss.
2.) IZArc (Windows, Freeware)
IZArc is a windows freeware that lets you archive the most popular formats and makes this the best for windows. The best part is that IZArc is a featured utility that can be made portable. It is so attractive and comes with such a low price tag that it has become the hotspot for the users. Even though this utility is freeware but it also accepts donation.
Universal Extractor is most popularly used for windows and is easily integrated with the Windows Explorer. This free utility is a satisfactory tool that will help you decompress your files and view them. The best part is that it detects the type of the file even if it doesn’t possess an extension. The bad thing about this utility is that it doesn’t allow you to create compressed files.
TUGZip a tool with the most format integrated with it, as it archives the files in P, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO as well as allows the disk images to be extracted BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG.
It creates the following compressing files 7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP. It also allows various encryptions and the best part is that it is free but it works only with the Windows.
3.) WinRAR (Windows, Shareware)
WinRAR is a shareware but is an efficient compression and decompression utility that has been one of the oldest app in the market, serving the users from past 18 years. It has a special interface and is the first one that the user will stumble when searching Google. It supports quite a good amount of formats that makes the user feel free using it. Even the whooping cost of 29$ couldn’t make it less user attractive.
4.) PeaZip (Windows and Linux, Free)
PeaZip is an efficient open source archiver that supports the whole lot of formats. With it s friends as 7-Zip it also comes with a attractive interface and a user friendly working. You can even use it as a portable version. It is really good if you travel a lot and require compressing some or the other file.
5.) The Unarchiver (Mac OS X, Freeware)
The Unarchiver is the default file compressor for Mac OS X. this is much more efficient as it also works with the formats out of the box. The only thing is that you need to add more tools in your collection because it is a read only file and won’t work if you want to more formats or write more complex archives other than Zips.