8 Zip, a powerful file archiver for Windows Phone and Windows 8, is this week's myAppFree deal

8 Zip is a feature rich file archiver that is available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The app allows you create, open and manage a wide range of archive formats.

The app also supports transparent Live Tiles and theme customizations to give 8 Zip a personal touch. 8 Zip is also this week's myAppFree deal, which can save you a good bit on this Windows Phone and Windows 8 app.

8 Zip

Cutting to the chase, here are the key features of 8 Zip.

  • 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

Options include compression methods, compression levels and turning on/off archive encryption. 8 Zip also provides the options to customize the app's appearance with a pair of color themes. Language support covers twenty-three languages that includes English, Arabic, Hindi, French, Greek, Persian and more.

The Windows Phone version of 8 Zip is normally priced at $3.99 and the Windows 8 version at $9.99. Through the myAppFree deal, both versions are now free for the next 24 hours. If you've been on the fence on picking up a copy of 8 Zip, now is the time to save a bundle.

Note: 8 Zip is already reflecting the myAppFree deal but it may take a bit before the game appears in the myAppFree app. Additionally, you may have to pick up the free Windows Phone version first, before the Windows 8 version becomes free.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.