8 Zip file archiver is now available for Windows 10 in free and paid versions

One of the most popular file archiver apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 is 8 Zip from developer Finebits. Now 8 Zip is available for Windows 10 as well, in both its free and paid versions, in the Windows Store.

8 Zip should be something to look into for Windows 10 users who want to extract or compress files with options for a number of formats. Here's a list of the app's features:

  • Create archive file in a variety of formats that include ZIP, 7z, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2 and XZ
  • Open archived files in RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, CAB and other formats
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Multi-volume archives extraction support
  • Extract files from archives
  • Add and delete files from archives
  • Open files in archives

8 Zip Lite is the free version, with ads, that allows users to work with ZIP-based archives, along with opening and viewing files in other format. The full version of 8 Zip costs $7.99 and eliminates the ads, along with access to all of its features.

8 Zip for Windows 10

Download 8 Zip Lite from the Windows Store for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) (Free)

Download 8 Zip from the Windows Store for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) ($7.99)

Thanks to "m.i.m.o." for the tip!

  • Is this any better than winrar? More so that winrar is free
  • Yeah, gonna be tough to beat WinRAR on the desktop, I guess it's useful for very small screens where it might be a bit uncomfortable to use WinRAR
  • WinRAR isn't free, it's share/nagware. 7-zip is actually free, and it's what everyone should be using these days.
  • I bet you haven't heard of 7-zip yet. 7-zip is better than anything else.
  • 7zip is excellent.
  • $8 for a un/zip program?  7zip is free and does everything, mind you it isn't available for mobile but who unzip stuff on the mobile platform?
  • Even then we already have at minimum zip support. But we cant make zip files on the phone though
  • This was free for a while not long ago. Picked it up then. Glad I can use it on my PC now.
  • I had bought a paid version for free through myappfree. Time to use it now.
  • Snap
  • Universal?
  • I believe everything from that company is Universal.
  • One of most popular? I've been using computer for a long time and never heard of this. WinRar and 7z (or 7zip - I used it only once) were the only ones I knew
  • Most popular Zip app.
  • In the Windows Store.
  • I've the full version on my win 8, will I get the pro for free on 10??
  • Pro. It's the same app updated to Win10.
  • Too bad it stops operation when minimized.
  • The niche this application fills is tiny. And its naming ​is highly questionable. It's trying to deceive people who know 7zip.​ 7zip is free and open source, unlike this crap, with the only difference being it's a Win32 application.    
  • Well... I have two old WinRAR licenses and I intend to use it for a long time. I don't think freeware the most important criterion to choose an application, although there are bad paid programs. But WinRAR isn't one of these.
  • They should call it 10zip
  • +10
  • I and most of peoples use Winrar for compressed files and Daemon Tool/lite to open ISO's and other complex compressed files. It'll be tough to compete them and convince peoples to use this application as an alternative.
  • Is it better than 7zip for laptop/
    8zip is a charm on Windows phone!
  • 7zip maybe?