Download 8 Zip: Free Tool to Create or Extract Archives on Windows 8

Zip files are very popular file formats as they can compress file formats and can be very useful when sharing files and there are many tools like WinZip, WinRAR to open these files.

But the most popular tools to open zip files, namely WinZip and WinRAR are not free tools. Although these apps are available for Windows 8 as well, you need to buy them to use it completely.

Windows 8 being used for tablets as well, it is always nice to have a archiving and compressing tool which is free and also uses the new metro UI or the modern UI.

8 Zip- Free Archiving Tool for Windows 8

8 Zip is a freeware tool which is a good alternative to paid apps which can open zip files. As of now the app supports only Zip files, but there is plan to support other formats like 7z, RAR, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, MSI, NSIS, etc.

Features of 8 Zip Archive Tool

  • Create zip archive file
  • Open zip archives
  • Extract files form zip archive
  • Add and delete files from archive
  • Open files in archives
  • Search charm
  • Share charm
Overall, 8 Zip offers an easy way to create, extract, and manage ZIP file containers without having to use the desktop mode. It can be had from Windows Store for free. Testing was carried out on Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit edition.

Download 8 Zip from Windows Store.

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