7Zip is a file archiver that supports upto 16000000000 GB file compression with AES-256 encryption and delivers highest compress ratio.
Developer: Igor Pavlov
Initial Release: 1999
Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, ReactOS
License Type: Free
- Lightweight, free to use and open source.
- Delivers highest compression ratio compared to any other .zip software.
- 7Z format comes with AES-256 encryption.
- Supports splitting for high volume files.
- 7z is an open architect hence supports any new compression methods.
7Zip is originally developed for Windows OS however can be run on Mac, Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, Gentoo, FreeBSD, AIX, Solaris, Amiga by using p7zip (a 7z.exe and 7za.exe port).