Geek Software of the Week: Bandizip : All-In-One Free Zip Archiver!
This has the advantage of being very light on resources, and being FREE! Also, there is both an installed and a portable version.
“Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver.
Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.
Operating system : Windows 2003, XP, Vista, 7/8/10 (Support for 32-bit and 64-bit)
License : Freeware (No Adware/Spyware/Virus), EULA
Compression and Extraction:
Zip(z01), ZipX(zx01), TAR, TGZ, LZH, ISO, 7Z(7z.001), and EXE(e01).
RAR(part1.rar, r01), ACE, AES, ALZ, APK, ARJ, BH, BIN, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EGG, GZ, J2J, JAR, IMG, IPA, ISZ, LHA, LZMA, PMA, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TLZ, TXZ, UDF, WAR, WIM, XPI, XZ, and Z.
Support for Unicode to display international characters.
Bypass files that don’t compress well using the ‘High Speed Archiving’ function.
Extract files to the destination folder directly using the ‘Fast Drag & Drop’ function.
Create self-extracting files (.EXE) and multi-volume (split) archives.
Optional archive encryption using ZipCrypto and AES 256.
Context Menu access including the ‘Preview Archive’ function.
Create or extract multiple zip files simultaneously from windows explorer.
Free to use at both home and in the office.”