TUGZip is a powerful award-winning freeware archiving utility for Windows® that provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files, as well as very powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
- 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 file compresion utility that has several uniques features that make it stand from the pack. for starters if you have Windows XP you can use 32 bit alpha blended icons which makes TUGZip's graphics look better. also you can compress files using the RAR and ACE formats using plugins (tough i haven't tried this yet) which is something that most others free compressions managers do not support and also there is script support for those of you that have some programming skills and want to make your custom scripts. other than that tugzip comes with the usual features like encryption support, self-extracting files and many more.
TUGZip is easy to use and has a nice interface in which you can use 3 different types of views: classic style, explorer style and combined style. personally i prefer the explorer style since its more useful for me. also you can quickly edit which entries shall be added to the context menu and change TUGZip's association with compressed files .
I can't find many faults with this program except maybe that when trying to use some tools like "repair archive" TUGZip doesn't automatically add the file you have currently have open, that's a nag in my part i guess. also the development has apparently stopped since the last version is from April tough the author says that he will star working on TUGZip 4 when he has the time.
So in my opinion this is a solid file compression manager that can be used everyday without problems. Available all versions of Windows.
Get it at http://www.tugzip.com/