Archiver is an advanced archiving utility designed to pack files into popular file formats, such as 7Z and ZIP, as well as to extract content from compressed file types. Apart from these two primary features, the program focuses on other file operations as well. For example, it implements a thumbnail viewer for photographs and gives you the possibility to view the hexadecimal code of any file, regardless of its type.
The installation procedure does not take a long time to finish and lets you make file associations. Although it does not say this, Archiver add new entries to the Windows Explorer content menu so that you can quickly pack and unpack files as well as verify archives.
The interface of Archiver is quite appealing and user-friendly. It supports multiple tabs for navigating several disk locations at the same time, and shows the drives as toolbar buttons that can be easily accessed.
Creating new archives and unpacking files is a particularly easy task, since the steps are rather intuitive. A few advanced settings are reserves for experienced users, though. For example, they can decide the course of action when it comes to the compression mode, or encrypt the files with a password. On the other hand, novices shouldn't worry, since the tool also contains a simple wizard that enables them to follow a few basic steps for achieving these two tasks, as well as for adding files to an existing archive.
Archiver features a quick preview function that shows the contents of an image or document. Moreover, you can copy, edit, move, rename, duplicate, shred, combine or split files, turn archives into self-extracting files, or even explore their contents without leaving the program's interface. They can be sent to friends via email or uploaded via FTP or SFTP, while photos can be shared on Facebook or Flickr.
The bottom line is that Archiver proves to be a comprehensive and efficient application designed to help you compress files to a variety of formats, as well as open and extract existing archives of popular file extensions.