PowerArchiver contains all the basic features you would expect from a compression program / archive utility - you can read and extract from many different formats and you can also create archives in many different formats, including 7-Zip which is one of the best compression formats currently used. What makes PowerArchiver different from many similar utilities is the wealth of advanced features it has. Simply put, PowerArchiver is one of the most innovative utilities of its kind and many features you now take for granted in a compression utility were first offered in PowerArchiver.
## Complete built-in support (including creating archives and adding files) for ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2 and BH (BlakHole) files, and built-in support for reading and extracting many other file formats: RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZ and BZIP2
## Built-in support for XXE and UUE encoded files
## Many powerful archive operations (including: renaming files in archive, spanning archives, testing archives, viewing and writing comments, installing archives, and checking archives for viruses)
## Internal viewer that supports TXT, RTF, BMP, ICO, WMF, EMF, GIF and JPG (JPEG) files
## Skinnable toolbar
## Drag and Drop from/to Windows Explorer and the Desktop
## Two ways of viewing archives (Classic - all files in the same listing; Explorer - browsing through an archive like folders in Windows Explorer)
## Creating powerful ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LHA and BH self-extracting archives
## Complete integration with Windows (extracting archives and creating archives directly from Windows Explorer using powerful "Explorer Shell Extensions")
## Viewing files in all view styles, including "as a Web page"
## Converting between file formats (for example: changing a ZIP archive to CAB archive, or LHA archive to ZIP archive)
## Tool for repairing corrupted ZIP archives
## Tool for extracting multiple archives at once
## Tool for creating backup scripts and running automated backups
## Auto Update to automatically download and install new versions of PowerArchiver
## Batch Zip function to create multiple different archives at once
## Favorite Folders to quickly locate archives
## Printing file list to printer, or exporting file list to HTML or TXT files
## Powerful help in HTML and a tutorial with pictures for beginners
## Many, many other useful and powerful features
PowerArchiver 2013 Changes:
Full OpenPGP support via Encryption Suite - Full support for OpenPGP format. From encrypting/decrypting files to creating/importing/exporting OpenPGP keys. PowerArchiver can encrypt any archive with OpenPGP format and then Add/Delete/Edit files inside transparently, without need to go through several steps as with competing products.
Encryption Suite - Brand new Encryption Suite - application designed to make process of Encrypting and Decrypting your files easier. You can use 4 different formats - ZIP/ZIPX, OpenPGP, PAE and 7-zip, all with AES 256 bit encryption. FIPS 140-2 certified for use in U.S. Government. Encryption Suite is designed to support encrypting/decrypting hundreds of files at the same time. Full support for all of PowerArchiver security features such as Password Manager, Password Policies and Password Profiles.
PowerArchiver Cloud - PowerArchiver Cloud can Download/Upload/Add files/archives from following business/SOHO cloud services: Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure; consumer level cloud services like: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net, Microsoft SkyDrive as well as our own experimental AttachmentCloud service.
More Advanced Modern/Ribbon Interface - New Windows 8/Office 2013 inspired skin makes PowerArchiver interface look stunning, while making it easier to use. Truly best of both worlds. Classic toolbar option still remains, now with improved loading speed.
RAR 5 format support - PowerArchiver can open and extract RAR 5.x files. Of course, you can even create/edit them if you configure rar.exe to be used within PowerArchiver!
Significantly Faster ZIP engine - Our advanced multi-core ZIP/ZIPX engine has been optimized for maximum speed, now up to 30-50% faster than WinZip's multi-core engine (and much much faster than SecureZIP's and WinRAR's ZIP engines), while providing similar compressing strength.
Power saving mode for ZIP engine - ZIP/ZIPX engine has been optimized to spend less CPU power when your laptop is in power saving mode. PowerArchiver will take up significantly less CPU when you have power saving mode, while still being quicker than competition, thus saving your battery while you are on the road.
Special skin for Remote Desktop - Simplified white color skin for Remote Desktop/VNC usage. Enables faster redrawing for slower connections to RDP.
Improved handling of various formats - Improved support for NSIS, PA SFX's, ZIP.001 archives, tar archives and more.
Faster SFTP speeds - Improved SFTP speeds for both download and upload.
Easier registration system with PowerArchiver Select - Implemented better registration system, integrated with PowerArchiver Select. It automatically updates your codes for major versions as long as PowerArchiver Select is active.
Hundreds of other Improvements - Overall, over 300 various changes/improvements/fixes implemented.