ALZip 8.51 for Windows

by ESTsoft

Avg. Rating 3.6 (47 votes)

File Details

File Size 9.5 MB
License Adware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,102
Publisher ESTsoft
Homepage ALZip

Publisher's Description

ALZip is a powerful and user-friendly compression and archiving utility. It opens 36 file formats. ISO and BIN CD image formats can be opened as well as LCD virtual CD image files. Self-extracting files (SFX) can also be created with 1 of 4 cute icons, so anyone can open them without a ZIP utility. The password recovery tools lets you get back lost passwords for ZIP files. Powerful sorting lets you organize and manage large archives. Anti-virus integration and unknown file association defaults let you safely open any file inside of an archive.

Latest Reviews

eblade

eblade reviewed v7.52 on Dec 26, 2009

ridiculously easy to setup a self-extracting exe, that auto-runs a setup. unfortunatly, a very slow archiver/dearchiver.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Feb 13, 2008

Great archiver but with some quirks/peculiarities:
- not able to utilise more than one core. I have tested several archive formats and only one core was used. My poor Quad was lazing all the time...
- pity that it cannot create 7-Zip files
- still in v. 7.0 beta, however, there is Korean ALZip 7.13 final. Translations are soooo hard? In general, the Korean versions of the program are far ahead
- the webpage of ALTools is often dead

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 12, 2007

Nice software, but I get the same error that Todd13 did on every spanned RAR file I've tried so far. That's just not going to cut it. But I didn't really subtract any points from the score for that because it seems to be a problem that many or all freeware extractors share.

The animated character cavorting whenever the program is active is really annoying, though, and something the other free alternatives don't force on you. I did take off for this.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 2, 2007

This _was_ a great free program. I like the fact that when you extract files you can tell it to only overwrite existings ones if those from the archive are newer, this makes updating really easy.

However it has now become adware, as of 28th Feb it began downloading banner ads to display in all different places within the program. As I, like many people, have a fixed bandwidth allocation per month I am not going to share it with advertisers!

I've taken this app of my system now but will miss it dearly!

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 1, 2007

Yes, yet another extract utility--BUT: it's interesting enough to try-- i recommend everyone visit the homepage... don't worry about the huge login box-- access is not restricted.

The pages do load a wee bit slower than normal, though.

For instance, i like what they did re Speed Extraction... fits my needs to a tee.

I'm giving it a shot.....

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v6.32 on Aug 22, 2006

Hmm, I've used this for about a week now, and I was about to give it 5 stars...but yesterday I encountered a rar file that kept giving me CRC errors. I downloaded the file twice, deleting the first one, but still had the same problem. I decided to try using Winrar to extract it, and it worked. No CRC error. This may be an isolated case, but for now I am going back to Winrar. Just FYI. 3/5 for possible unreliability.

Zarastro

Zarastro reviewed v6.32 on May 23, 2006

I am using this little proggie a long time now and i am very happy with it. Sleek user interface,nice icons, fast reliable and free. Maybe the compression rating is not the highest out there, but for every day use i recomend it. 5 Stars from me!!

zridling

zridling reviewed v6.03 Beta on Sep 7, 2005

For what it does, it does well. Just wish it would drop ALS format in favor of 7z support. ALZip was reviewed this week along with other archivers here.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jul 2, 2005

ALZip Rules!

ALZip is my new Favorite Zip software! It works great , Its Fast And can open lots of archives including BIN and ISO.

Looking forward to the new beta which should be out anytime now.

bounty1990

bounty1990 reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 13, 2005

This is a very fast reliable program and I would use it anyday over WinZIP, WinRAR, and etc. I am thinking about using more of this companies software . The UI could use some help but it runs fast and supports many formats without killing the computer. Thats what counts!!

Avg. Rating 3.6 (47 votes)
Your Rating
eblade

eblade reviewed v7.52 on Dec 26, 2009

ridiculously easy to setup a self-extracting exe, that auto-runs a setup. unfortunatly, a very slow archiver/dearchiver.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Feb 13, 2008

Great archiver but with some quirks/peculiarities:
- not able to utilise more than one core. I have tested several archive formats and only one core was used. My poor Quad was lazing all the time...
- pity that it cannot create 7-Zip files
- still in v. 7.0 beta, however, there is Korean ALZip 7.13 final. Translations are soooo hard? In general, the Korean versions of the program are far ahead
- the webpage of ALTools is often dead

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 12, 2007

Nice software, but I get the same error that Todd13 did on every spanned RAR file I've tried so far. That's just not going to cut it. But I didn't really subtract any points from the score for that because it seems to be a problem that many or all freeware extractors share.

The animated character cavorting whenever the program is active is really annoying, though, and something the other free alternatives don't force on you. I did take off for this.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 2, 2007

This _was_ a great free program. I like the fact that when you extract files you can tell it to only overwrite existings ones if those from the archive are newer, this makes updating really easy.

However it has now become adware, as of 28th Feb it began downloading banner ads to display in all different places within the program. As I, like many people, have a fixed bandwidth allocation per month I am not going to share it with advertisers!

I've taken this app of my system now but will miss it dearly!

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v7.0 Beta 1 on Aug 1, 2007

Yes, yet another extract utility--BUT: it's interesting enough to try-- i recommend everyone visit the homepage... don't worry about the huge login box-- access is not restricted.

The pages do load a wee bit slower than normal, though.

For instance, i like what they did re Speed Extraction... fits my needs to a tee.

I'm giving it a shot.....

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v6.32 on Aug 22, 2006

Hmm, I've used this for about a week now, and I was about to give it 5 stars...but yesterday I encountered a rar file that kept giving me CRC errors. I downloaded the file twice, deleting the first one, but still had the same problem. I decided to try using Winrar to extract it, and it worked. No CRC error. This may be an isolated case, but for now I am going back to Winrar. Just FYI. 3/5 for possible unreliability.

Zarastro

Zarastro reviewed v6.32 on May 23, 2006

I am using this little proggie a long time now and i am very happy with it. Sleek user interface,nice icons, fast reliable and free. Maybe the compression rating is not the highest out there, but for every day use i recomend it. 5 Stars from me!!

zridling

zridling reviewed v6.03 Beta on Sep 7, 2005

For what it does, it does well. Just wish it would drop ALS format in favor of 7z support. ALZip was reviewed this week along with other archivers here.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jul 2, 2005

ALZip Rules!

ALZip is my new Favorite Zip software! It works great , Its Fast And can open lots of archives including BIN and ISO.

Looking forward to the new beta which should be out anytime now.

bounty1990

bounty1990 reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 13, 2005

This is a very fast reliable program and I would use it anyday over WinZIP, WinRAR, and etc. I am thinking about using more of this companies software . The UI could use some help but it runs fast and supports many formats without killing the computer. Thats what counts!!

ALTools

ALTools reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 12, 2005

*From the authors*

Huppel,

One of the points to ALZip is that there is no "great new interface". The program works as Windows Explorer works, so there's no real learning curve.

The modest toolbar sports some entertaining Egghead characters, but isn't cluttered with every function available, which makes it easier on the eyes and simpler to use.

It also fully integrates with Windows Explorer, and is customizable by you. i.e. You can have more or less integration and more or fewer features in that integration.

If you need command-line functionality, that is also in there so that you can integrate ALZip with any scripts you may use.

So do have a look. You may just like what you find :)

mjm01010101,

The ALZ format isn't just another compression format for the sake of having a compression format, there is a real purpose :)

ALZ can handle archives of literally unlimited sizes. The only limit for the ALZ format is the amount of storage you have available to you, be that local hard disk drives or storage area networks.

That being said, the advantages of the ALZ archive format are lost on small archives that you would send by email. It is better suited for large backups. e.g. If you do video editing, you've likely got several Gig of video that you can't shoehorn into a zip file. ALZ is a great alternative because it can handle big jobs like that where other archive formats fail.

Of course, that doesn't prevent people from using the wrong tool (or format) for the job. After all, people still create documents in Excel, do layout for print in Word, and save photos as GIFs, but that doesn't invalidate Excel or Word, or make GIF a bad image format. Each performs well where it is designed to do so.

It's likely that your client is comfortable with ALZip, but doesn't know the underlying purpose behind the ALZ format.

wingo

wingo reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 11, 2005

nice program but TUGZip has Encrypt archives using 6 different algorithms. is it me beeing paranoid or is it the world gone mad. ;)

however mostly i use the built in (un)packers total commander @ www.ghisler.com

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 11, 2005

How strange. We JUST today got send one of these proprietary .alz format comrpessed files from a client and now have to install this crap just to open it. enough, there is winrar, winzip, and 7-zip, not to mention MS and *nix's already build in compression support. No more silly compression formats trying to outdo one another please.

sfo

sfo reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 10, 2005

It's a good free archiver. I still prefer TUGZip (www.tugzip.com), which is also free and more closely mimics the WinRAR/WinZip interface....and I translated TUGZip into Danish, so maybe I'm biased :)

LordNikon

LordNikon reviewed v6.03 Beta on Jun 10, 2005

Pretty Cool Zip Tool Reminds me of 7-Zip :D

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