What is jZip?
jZip is a free and easy to use compression software that is based on 7-Zip technology. With its fast compression engine, jZip is a powerful tool for unzipping Zip archives, creating Zip-compatible files and other archiving software. jZip's interface is very simple, making it easy to create, open and extract many types of compressed files.
RAR, ZIP and 7Zip Archives
jZip lets you open files in many archive formats, including the popular RAR format. RAR files are compressed archives, which are files that are designed to store both single and groups of related files while minimizing their memory size to save on storage space. RAR is based on the Zip compression method, which was invented by Russian programmer Eugene Roshal. Rar files take up less storage space and take less time to send and to download. With RAR, you can also save files with non-English filenames and alphabets. ZIP and 7Zip are also very common archiving formats. Similarly to RAR, files under these formats also contain one or more files that have been compressed to reduce their storage size. All these types of formats do not enable you to directly run the archives on your computer. The content of these archives have to be extracted to a folder on your hard drive before they can be used and this is where jZip comes in to assist. With jZip, you can access any type of compressed file. This way RAR, ZIP and 7Z files become an easy and efficient format for accessing and storing data.
How to Use jZip?
When you install jZip on your computer, you will get the option of choosing the types of formats that you can open and save with the software so that you can open and compress ZIP, 7zip, TAR, Gzip and RAR archives. When you want to open, extract, add or remove files, all you do is select the relevant icon for the action you want or go to the “File” or “Actions” menus and select the relevant files and actions. jZip will then open respective windows prompting you to choose the file and the relevant action. Follow the prompts, and the files will be opened or compressed in no time.
With its straightforward actions, jZip makes opening and extracting RAR, ZIP and 7Z, as well as a wide range of different file types, as easy as using windows and best of all- this software is free!