PowerArchiver 2013 14.06.01 Fileforum Pick

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (1046 votes)


Windows (All) / Shareware; $22.95 / 2,778,163 downloads

PowerArchiver 2013 is the latest version of the award winning compression utility. Brand new ZIP engine features multicore optimizations that lead up to 4x speed improvement compared to competitors and enable you to use full potential of your PC. New ZIP engine supports ZIPX archives (LZMA, PPMD, WavPacl, BZ2 format support) and makes PowerArchiver the only compression utility fully compatible with WinZip 12. Other ZIP/ZIPX related features include full Unicode support, AES support and unlimited file size/number support. RAR extraction has been optimized and is now up to 30% faster than other software.

PowerArchiver fully supports open source 7zip format which provides up to 50% stronger compression than zip, with some unique features available only in PowerArchiver such as optimized compression mode where best format is selected automatically. PowerArchiver supports following formats: ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, CAB, ACE, HA (LZH), TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, and MIME (Base 64), ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO plus ISO, BIN, IMG and NRG disc image formats. If you want more formats, PowerArchiver has plugin system which can be used to add more formats support (msi, chm, etc).

Other notable features include fully integrated shell extensions, preview window where you can preview files, pictures, and archives without extracing them first and even, optional, modern ribbon interface. PowerArchiver fully supports Windows 7 with jump lists, taskbar progress and taskbar icon overlays, as well asother Windows operating systems from Win98 to Windows Vista.

Pro version of PowerArchiver adds even more features: Professional level backup utility that lets you backup your files to 3 destinations as well as ftp/email or burn to the disc, FTP client for easy transfer of files via FTP and integrated standalone Burner utility which lets you burn data CD/DVD/Blue-Ray discs, rip your discs to ISO images and even use Virtual DVD tool to mount ISO files.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Added ZIPX – XZ support – Added support for extracting new XZ codec in ZIPX format that is used by WinZip 18.5

    - Various improvements in FTP tool – Improves several different issues found in Secure FTP tool in PowerArchiver

    - Improved GZIP handling – Improved compatibility with some GZIP (tar.gz) files

    - PowerArchiver Backup improvements – Added ability to upload multivolume files to Clouds and Secure FTP in backup

Reviews of PowerArchiver 2013

  1. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 14.05.01 Beta (Apr 8, 2014)

    Up until version 9.2, this was a worthwhile addition to a toolkit. Since then, which coincides with the author's decision to make money the sole motivator [it had previously been utility to the average user] for the project, it is at best a poorly crafted, bloated helper for the seriously weak-minded.

    Not useless, but not really necessary either.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 14.02.03 (Jan 8, 2014)

    Hands down, the best there is.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 14.00.17 Beta (Jul 6, 2013)

    The software really needs to change their policy about requiring a new serial number for every major update. Its just a hassle to people who have paid for it.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 14.00.16 Beta 1 (Jul 5, 2013)


  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 13.03.01 (Feb 25, 2013)

    Very good archiving program. I changed to PowerArchiver from WinZip Pro because WinZip charges user 10eur per year if you want to use latest version.
    PowerArchiver provides lifetime upgrades but do not has 64 bit version.
    Anyway, good work, keep it up!

Discuss PowerArchiver 2013

  1. Aug 31, 2009 - 6:55 PM

    Is there a change log?