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5 Best Compression Tools to Prepare for Easy File Transfer

By Hanna Welch | August 15, 2017 |

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When you need to transfer big files online, the best thing you can do to reduce the download and upload time is to use a file compression tool first. In this article we will share with you some of the best file compression tools to use at no cost.

7-Zip (Free, Works for Windows and Linux)

Using 7-Zip to compress files and prepare for large file transfer

7-zip is a free but powerful utility with a lot of features you will definitely like, and it is perfect for preparing large files to be sent over the Internet. It supports most popular compression formats and does its work quite quickly. Some users do not like its bare interface while others are OK with the simple to use UI.

IZArc  (Freeware, works for Windows)

Using IZArc to compress files and prepare for large file transfer

This is another cool compression tool that offers users the most supported formats. Its interface is also a simple one and it has a portable version. All the features are free to use, but optional donations are welcome.

WinRAR (Shareware, works for Windows)

Using WinRar to compress files and prepare for large file transfer

One of the most powerful file compression tools that has been out on the market since 1993. It is also one of a few utilities that offer the RAR format. Its free usage is limited to RAR and ZIP formats only while the full license will cost you $29 and cover most other common formats.

PeaZip (Free, works for Windows and Linux)

Using PeaZip to compress files and prepare for large file transfer

PeaZip is a free and open-source archive manager that supports a whole lot of formats. Users like its interface and compression speed. PeaZip is also available in a portable version.

The Unarchiver (Freeware, works for Mac OS X)

The Unarchiver in Mac OS X helps prepare for large file transfer

The Unarchiver is a built-in file compression tool in Mac OS X. It works with all major formats, but it’s a read-only application. If you want to perform compression, you will want to choose and install another utility.

Using a file compression tool you can send large files more quickly. Most services support the transfer of one single file at a time, so you might also want to compress if you need to send multiple files in one batch.

Here at FileWhopper you can transfer a single file or multiple files at once. Sending large files is easy now!

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