TOP 3 best free & paid compression and decompression software 2021

If you are looking for a compression and decompression software for Windows computers, you should not ignore this article. The article selects 3 best software for you.

Decompression software is one of the indispensable software for computers. Because most files downloaded online are compressed. You will need a Software that supports decompression to unzip them. The best compression & decompression software both free and paid are here.

TOP 3 best free and paid compression & decompression software 2021

#1 7-zip – Best Free Compression & Decompression Software

7-zip Always one of the top free software. If you love free software then you can see 7-zip is always at the top of the #Top Download charts.

Although free, 7-zip can “confidently compete” with other similar paid software. Full of basic functions, including advanced.

*You may not know: 7-zip is the best “compression” file format today

7-zipLogo 7-zip

Advantages:

  • Compact, suitable for all computer configurations.
  • Support from Windows 2000 to the latest Windows
  • Giải nén các định dạng: RAR, ZIP, 7Z, ISO, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RPM, -SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, Z & XAR.
  • Compression formats: 7Z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP & WIM.
  • With ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip has 2-10 % better compression ratio than PKZip and WinZip.
  • With 7z format, 7-Zip can compress 30-70% better than ZIP format. And 7-Zip can compress ZIP format 2-10% better than other compression and decompression software.
  • Simple interface, easy to use.
  • Supports splitting compressed files, setting passwords, encrypting compressed files…
  • Vietnamese language support

Defect:

  • Do not compress the RAR file, because the RAR file is owned by Winrar – Maybe some of you need to compress this format.

>>> See some tutorials for using 7-zip

#2 Winrar – The best paid "selling" compression & decompression software

When it comes to Compression & decompression software then people think Winrar Firstly. It’s as if the default compression & decompression software is Winrar. However, this “hegemony” of Winrar has disappeared since 7-zip appeared.

WinrarLogo Winrar

Advantages:

  • Compact, suitable for all computer configurations.
  • Supports all versions of Windows.
  • Unzip formats: RAR, ZIP, 7Z, CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, XZ, Z
  • Compression formats: RAR, ZIP
  • Simple interface, easy to use.
  • Supports splitting compressed files, setting passwords, encrypting archives…
  • Recovery Record mode helps to recover damaged Winrar compressed files.
  • Vietnamese language support

Defect:

  • Do not compress 7Z files, because 7Z files are proprietary to 7zip – Maybe some of you need to compress this format.
  • The software has a fee, but you can still use it for free. There is only 1 inconvenience is showing a notice to buy a license every time you use the software.

>>> See some Winrar manuals

#3 Winzip – Perfect alternative

The best choice when you can’t or don’t want to use 7-zip or Winrar. Because of Winzip 100% free software. But “expensive to pieces”.

WinzipLogo Winzip

Advantages:

  • Compact, suitable for all computer configurations.
  • Supports popular Windows versions (from Vista).
  • Decompression formats: ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ
  • Support compression formats: ZIP and ZIPX
  • Beautiful, professional interface – the fee is still different :))
  • Supports splitting compressed files, setting passwords, encrypting compressed files, sharing multiple files, converting files to PDF, copyright stamping…

Defect:

  • Do not compress RAR and 7Z files, because 7Z files are proprietary to 7zip and RAR is exclusive to Winrar – Maybe some of you need to compress this format.
  • Only support from Windows Vista to the latest versions, ie Windows XP is not supported.
  • Vietnamese language is not supported yet.
  • There is a fee – Although it is not a drawback, it will be difficult to reach Vietnamese users when 7-zip and Winrar are available.

>>> See some Winzip manuals

Wish you choose the software you like!!!

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