WinRAR is an advanced data compression utility that supports a wide array of format including RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip. It enables you to create, organize and manage archives in a comfortable and quick manner.
The complex compression algorithm it uses creates small archives, saving disk space and enabling faster file sharing. Audio and graphics files benefit from a special archiving algorithm, one that doesn’t make a compromise on quality. It includes Windows Explorer shortcuts for easy access and supports drag and drop as well.
- High compression ratios on executable files, object libraries, large text files, etc.
- Optional compression algorithm highly optimized for multimedia data.
- The number and size of archived files is unlimited for all practical purposes.
- Support for advanced NTFS file system options and Unicode in file names.
- WinRAR offers both a classic interactive Windows interface and the command line interface.
- Optional archive encryption using AES with a 256-bit key.
- Provides functionality for creating a 'solid' archive.
After 40 days you have to deal with a nag screen each time you use WinRAR and the only way to remove the nag screen is to buy the product.