An easy and quick method to create as well as open Zip files is by using the PeaZip tool. The tool is free and it can read RAR files in the read only mode. PeaZip’s interface is well designed and user friendly but then during installation of this software care needs to be taken to avoid installing the AVG Security Toolbar which comes along with this tool’s installation package. For this you can definitely customize the installation. On successful installation, right clicking displays the the explorer menu along with basic peazip capabilities added to it.
The softwares default settings is sufficient for most users. Instead of invoking the menu by right clicking you can archive the files by dragging them over the Peazip desktop icon. In order to uncompress, you need to drag an icon over the peazip desktop icon. With peazip tools you can apart from archiving, encrypt your files as well as optimize compression formula.
Though Peazip is different from the WinZip yet Peazip is free and easy to use. Peazip is a free RAR extractor. There exists many compression software but peazip is the most simple and easy to use software among them. Peazip works with various other types of formats. Over 150 file formats are supported with peazip. Peazip is based on open source technology and therefore is quite common among users.