iUnarchive is a handy and very easy to understand piece of software aimed specifically at devices using Windows 8.1 as an operating system, its purpose being that of decompressing the contents of archives in just a few swift moves.
The application features a simple and practical appearance, making its usage quite accessible even to the computer novices. For the more advanced, it is able to work in snapped mode and allows sharing files through email or Onedrive.
The main window enables you to load the source archive from your computer, being able to preview its contents prior to actually extracting it.
iUnarchive supports numerous formats, including ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, CBZ, CBR, JAR, WAR, but can only work with password-protected file in ZIP, RAR or 7Z formats. Similarly, it features multi-part support for 7Z and RAR.
After loading the source archive into the utility, you can preview the items it comprises by means of thumbnails, where applicable. Using your default software, you can play videos or songs, as well as open images, without necessarily extracting them in advance.
Finally, when you have found the documents that you need, you can select them individually, or the entire archive, and decompress them with a single button press, after having defined the destination folder.
To conclude, iUnarchive is a useful and effective program which you can resort to for extracting the contents of ZIP, TAR, 7Z or RAR archives, being able to preview the files prior to performing the operation, to make sure it is what you need.