PeaZip is a free file archiver utility. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.
Create: 7Z, ARC, Brotli, BZip, GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP, Zstandard files and more
Open and extract 200+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more
Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, edit existing archives, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export task definition as command line script.
PeaZip 8.5.0 release improves the packages for macOS platform, with macOS-style keyboard shortcuts, integration with macOS context menu, full support to "move to trash" deletion (both from file manager, and after compression / extraction operations), and support for Brotli, Zpaq, and Zstandard backends. macOS system integration is fully scriptable through Automator .workflow scripts, see sample service menus in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder.
File manager was improved, and now allows more alternative styles (large list and large details) on Linux.
It is now possible to optionally integrate PeaZip in Windows 11 mini-context menu from .reg scripts in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder.
This release improves scripting, usage of layouts (files defining advanced inclusion and exclusion filters, and optionally input list), and updates compression settings.
Updated backends: 7z 21.07, Pea 1.06, and Zstd 1.5.2.
A total of 226 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip, with addition of support for .vhdx Microsoft disk image format
7z updated to 21.07
pea updated to 1.06
Zstd updated to 1.5.2 (on macOS and Windows)
Cleaned up conditional compilation sections which were causing errors in some non-Windows versions of Lazarus IDE
Compiled with Lazarus 2.2.0
Can now open selected file(s) on: double click, "open with" from system context menu, drag files on app
Some keyboard shortcuts are conditionally modified to better fit to macOS conventions:
Command+F find, +A select all, +C copy, +X cut, +V paste, +left open previous item in history, +up open parent folder, +right next item in history, +BackSpace move to Trash;
Shift+Command+N create new folder, +C jump to root, +D jump to Desktop, +H jump to home, +L jump to Downloads, +O jump to documents
(All platforms) Various fixes
Added link to devices mounted in /var/run/media in filesystem treeview, when applicable
File / archive browser can now alternatively display larger details, and large list modes (from Style menu on status bar) in order to improve readability and touch usability
Added filesystem treeview link to ~/Library/Mobile Documents/, which contains iCloud syncronization folder, when the path is not empty
Explore path menu entry now uses open -R reveal option to highlight the item selected in PeaZip when Finder is opened
Move to Recycle bin (Trash) deletion option is now available, both in file manager and as option for deletion after archiving / extraction
Improved icon spacing
A larger Spacing option is now available; Theme > Spacing option now apply also to the various styles of the file browser listview
New keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut to open item in a new tab; Ctrl+Alt+F4 jump to Downloads; Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F4 jump to Documents
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added support for Brotli, Zpaq, and Zstandard backends
Improved compression settings
Added option to use dictionary up to 4 GB of memory for LZMA and LZMA2 compression
It is now possible to use custom dictionary sizes for non- Defalte / Deflate64 ZIP compression
Updated compression defaults for LZMA, LZMA2/XZ, and PPMd accordingly to new 7z defaults
Updated compression presets in (peazip)/res/share/presets
Fixed: it is now possible to change compression level and algorithm using keyboard
Improved usage of Layouts:
From main menu Tools > Apply filters to archive browser, it is possible to apply or to ignore (default) advanced filters for the archive browser, in this way the user can specify filters (i.e. file extensions) to be applied to archiving and extraction tasks without changing the way the file manager works
From main menu Options > Settings, Archive manager tab it is now possible to set a Layout to be opened automatically when starting PeaZip
Layouts can be now loaded and saved from the file manager (saving a Layout from file manager saves only Advanced filters as no input list is provided)
Interactive extraction option is now ignored when creating scripts, which would otherwise point to a temporary work path rather than the intended output destination. This behavior can be changed in the configuration file editing "ignore interactive extraction" option when creating scripts from Console tab variable Force UTF8 flag for file names ZIP archives is now enabeld by default, in order to better handling international characters on multiple platforms
Reversed a change introduced in previous version: 7z temporary work files during compression are no longer created inside peazip-tmp subpath, because it is created on the fly by PeaZip and would not function if the action is exported as script to be used separately
Moved (peazip)/res/bin directory to correct location into peazip.app/Contents/MacOS/ path
Added readme with installation instructions in the root of the macOS packages
Added sample Automator scripts for Service menus in the root of the macOS packages and, for reference, in (peazip)/res/share/batch for integration with macOS context menu
Added "Browse path with PeaZip" entry for folder background context menu
Optional integration with Windows 11 mini-context menu: Windows 11 mini-context menu integration is available as .reg scripts in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder. Scripts uses whitelisted IDs. Mini-context menu entries can handle multiple input items per single application's instance