TUGZip And 7-Zip

TUGZip Review

TUGZip is another free file compression software for Windows. TUGZip is a product of Ivan Zahariev. It provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files, as well as very powerful features.

TUGZip is available for Windows XP users only. User can download the software at this file compression software website.

TUGZip Highlight Features:

  • Supports ZIP, 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 archives.
  • Supports BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG disc-images.
  • Comes with Windows shell integration, for example Drag & Drop, Shell Context Menu and Drop Handlers.
  • User can create 7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP archives.
  • Has script support which allows user to make automated backups.
  • Has basic features like: add, extract, delete, rename, run, view, checkout, install, test, comment, SFX, virus-scanning, disk-spanning and much more.
  • Lets user repair corrupted ZIP and SQX archives.
  • User can extract multiple archives at once using Multi Extract.
  • Allows user to encrypt archives using 6 different algorithms. Blowfish (128-bit), DES (56-bit), Triple DES (168-bit) and Rijndael (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit).
  • User can also create self-extracting encrypted archives.
  • Has automatic updates using the “Web Update” function.

7-Zip Review

7-Zip is a free file compression software (open source software under the GNU LGPL license) with high compression ratio. 7-Zip is a product of Igor Pavlov. It can pack and unpack, self-extract, encrypt archived files and supports up to 74 languages.

7-Zip is available for Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista and Mac OS X. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix. User can download the software at this file compression software website.

7-Zip Highlight Features:

  • The software has high compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression.
  • Supported Formats for Packing / Unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
  • Supported Formats for Unpacking Only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • It provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip (for ZIP and GZIP formats)
  • Comes with strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • It has self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Has integration with Windows Shell
  • It has powerful File Manager
  • Comes with powerful command line version
  • Has plug-in for FAR Manager
  • Has localizations for 74 languages