Bandizip is a free application with which to compress files from the drive to popular formats, as well as uncompress existing files. The program easily handles all popular formats like ZIP, RAR, 7z, TAR, and many others. The application is a very functional replacement for the popular WinRAR (for RAR archives you can only extract them, the program cannot create new RAR archives).
- Bandizip has a nice minimalist interface, which is characterized by its simplicity and ease of use.
- Bandizip has a file corruption scan feature. You can scan the files and see if there are any errors.
- It displays large toolbar icons that provide shortcuts to frequently used functions, such as creating new archives or adding files to an existing archive, extracting or opening archives, and previewing the content directly in the program.
Creating a file is very simple, when "New File" is selected, Bandizip will launch a new window, where we will place the files we want, select the type of file and its location, and then confirm with the "Start" key. Archives can also be created and unpacked in a more conventional way, ie using the context menu.
Bandizip seamlessly integrates with the system and by right-clicking on a file, the user can benefit from features like "Extract Here" or "Extract to X Folder". If you select more files from the context menu you will find features also responsible for creating the new file in the current directory.