7-Zip is a software that provides service to archive a single or group of files within one container. This container is known as “Archives”. So, basically, it is a file archiver software. The most important point is that this software is open source as well as free to use. Because of which, you can directly download it and start using it. Moreover, it is pretty simple to install and easy to use the software. This software was first released in the year 1999. As it is open-source, you can access its source code. And, make changes to it if you want to. Also, it has its own format known as 7z format. The software is pretty lightweight with just a size of 1MB. It is so popular and the first choice of users because it provides you with the highest compression as compared to any other software. And, that too efficiently.
Furthermore, 7-Zip provides you with cross-platform software that can be download and used on different operating systems.
- Mac OS.
It has covered almost all the most used operating systems across the world. So, there won’t be any type of compatibility issues that you will have to face. Also, this software has support to almost 89 different languages because of which it is also referred to as multi-lingual software. So, you can use it in your native language if it is supported in it. It can work with foreign archive formats too which includes ZIP, GZIP, TAR, WIM, RAR, etc. There is another feature in it that you can use this software from the command-line interface as well as the graphic user interface. The interface is pretty simple, uncluttered and intuitive. There won’t be any problems for you while using it.