Compress files and extract archive content, connect to cloud storage accounts and FTP servers, compile ISO images and burn files to discs and more
With the amount of compression tools available on the market nowadays, the choice mostly relies on your priorities: speedy compression and extraction, small archives after compression, or extra tools to enhance the program’s functionality.
PowerArchiver has a bit of everything and stands out in the crowd thanks to its rich set of features.
The interface mostly contains elements you find in any common archiver. Before you run it the first time, you can choose whether to enable advanced options or not, but this preference can be later modified.
Speedy Compression and Extraction Tasks
After taking it for a spin, you may probably remain impressed, as it manages to quickly compress files and extract archive content from numerous types of files (including .rar if WinRAR is installed). In our tests, it managed to pull files from a 2.5GB archive in around a minute. As expected, it was high-demanding regarding CPU and RAM.
After setup, the tool adds new entries to the Windows Explorer context menu to easily compress files to encrypted .zip or .7z archives, upload them to a cloud account or via FTP, or compile them into ISO images to burn them later, among others.
Batch Tools, Cloud Storage, Ftp Client, Backups, and Disc Burner
The application gives you the possibility to process multiple files at a time when it comes to compression and extraction using batch tools. Moreover, an integrated converter lets you quickly modify archive formats.
Cloud sharing is supported for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Azure, S3, Attachment Cloud, Attachment Cloud Beta, and Box. You can also use a built-in FTP client to download and upload files, create full, incremental and differential backups that run automatically within a custom scheduler, or resort to an integrated disc burner to burn archives, ISO images and other types of files, as well as to erase rewritable discs.
To sum it up, PowerArchiver proves to be a reliable, fast and versatile utility designed not only for compressing files and extracting archive content, but also for connecting to cloud storage accounts or FTP servers, as well as for burning discs. The default configuration should be enough for beginners, while the in-depth customization preferences should satisfy the requirements of pros.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used PowerArchiver and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂