jZip is a free & easy to use compression utility based on the worldwide renowned 7-Zip technology by Igor Pavlov. With its fast compression engine, jZip will create, open and extract all your compressed files in a few seconds. All commonly used formats are suported such as Zip, TAR, GZip, 7-Zip, RAR, ISO and many more. Its powerful tool and its user friendly interface will make your life easier and you will thank us for that!
RAR stands for Roshal ARchive (named after its developper Eugene Roshal, a Russian software engineer). It is a proprietary archive file format that is designed to save single or group related files together by minimizing their memory size in order to reduce storage space. By so, RAR files make it easier and faster to send by email or 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 7Zip files become an easy and efficient format for accessing, storing and sharing data.