PeaZip 8.0 is Here with Support for Even More Archive Types

PeaZip 8.0 adds support for more archive types, and improves how container file types are managed for browsing and conversion.

PeaZip is an open source cross platform file and archive manager software for both Linux and Windows computers. It providing encryption and compression functions, which open and extract over 200 archive types. In other words, PeaZip supports almost all file types that are available today. In addition, it uses the advanced encryption system.

When you create a password-protected archive using PeaZip, it protects all your private files so that nobody can view or extract your files unless they have the password. It uses the standard encryption system that is difficult to break even for a skilled hacker.

PeaZip supports reading and writing of many strong encryption standards including the military-grade AES-256 for 7Z and ZIP archive formats, and other ciphers like Blowfish, Twofish, and Serpent for PEA and ARC files. In other words, the encrypted archives that you create using this software is completely private and secure for you.

Generally, PeaZip is an excellent compression tool which is seriously feature-packed. It can do almost all the standard functions that you would expect from file compression and file archiver software. It can extract files, create archives, convert archive formats, split files, locate duplicate copies, and more.

PeaZip 8.0

For more information you can visit the project’s website.

What’s New in PeaZip 8.0

The new release adds support for even more archive types, and improves how container file types are managed for browsing and conversion. Also, previewing files / folders in archives was improved.

Program’s GUI was updated with new style menu (and icons) in status bar to make easier to change look and feel on the fly – i.e. switch from file list to preview images – and auto completion in search.

There is a new password option “Force typing password interactively”. It allows to create archiving / extraction scripts requiring user feedback rather than running unattended.

It is now possible to customize the default action PeaZip will take double-clicking on an associated file type – open (as usual) or extract it.

PEA is updated to 1.01 version, which improves capabilities to run in background and interact with other applications.

See full change log for more details.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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