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Christian Kindahl
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 4, 2012
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TUGZip Review

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A freeware archiving utility
A review of TUGZip by Tina de Pierre

TUGZip is a freeware alternative file archiver and compression utility which competes with its commercial counterparts such as WinZip and its freeware rival Seven Zip.

This compression application is highly regarded among enthusiasts as one of the fastest and perhaps even the best file compression utility available as a free download; it supports so many formats that after reading the list, you probably haven't even heard of half of them. As you may have guessed, TUGZip supports the most common formats: ZIP, TAR, TGZ, BunZip, CAB and 7ZIP archives. It can also handle some of the less common file types like ACE files, ARJ, CPIO, DEV, GunZip, IMP, LIB, RAR, RPM (Redhat Packages), TAZ and YZ1.

Like any self-respecting archiver which wants to have a future, it integrates nicely within the Windows Shell and Windows context menus.

Using the program is pretty straight forward, and if you're a beginner, it shouldn't be hard to get a handle on how most compression archivers work; TUGZip really isn't that much different from the rest when it comes to layout and basic functions.

Unlike some free archiver applications, TUGZip is really a great product and we're happy to report that it's completely free as in beer.

TUGZip features and highlights:
  • Supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO archives
  • Supports BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG disc-images
  • Support for external plugins
  • Windows shell integration, for example drag & drop, shell context menu and drop handlers
  • Create 7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP archives
  • Script support which allows you to make automated backups
  • Basic features like: add, extract, delete, rename, run, view, checkout, install, test, comment, SFX, virus-scanning, disk-spanning and much more
  • Repair corrupted ZIP and SQX archives
  • Can extract multiple archives at once using Multi Extract
  • Encrypt archives using 6 different algorithms. Blowfish (128-bit), DES (56-bit), Triple DES (168-bit) and Rijndael (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit)
  • Create self-extracting encrypted archives
  • Automatic updates using the "Web Update" function

TUGZip is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file archivers without restrictions. TUGZip is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This file compressor software is filed under:
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  • Freeware File Archivers
  • Major release: TUGZip 3.5
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this file compressor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of TUGZip may be available from Christian Kindahl.

TUGZip has been picked by our editors as very good.
TUGZip has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested TUGZip against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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