by Paul Rowlingson
07 Apr 2008
TUGZip is a free archiving utility with support for 28 different file types, including Zip, Ace, 7-zip, Rar and Cabinet among others. Five of the supported formats are actually disc images (BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG), which is useful.
Three different layouts are available, with something to suit all skill levels, and for the real beginner it's possible to create self-extracting archives which require no archiving software to open.
Thanks to support for the Deflate64 algorithm, it's possible to create Zip archives large than 4Gb, and a Multi Extract tool lets you extract multiple archives simultaneously.
Archives can be encrypted for added security, and there's a choice of five types (56-bit to 256-bit), including the Blowfish and Triple-DES algorithms.
Shell integration comes as standard, and is highly configurable (add or remove entries). Access/activate TUGZip via drag-and-drop and the shell context menu.
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