There are many file compression utilities available out there on the internet. But not all of them are free. BandiZip is an effective alternative to utilities like WinZip which are good but are available only as trial versions.
The tool supports a wide range of formats including ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7z, ALZ, EGG, CAB etc. The tool can be configured to be associated with all these types of files. The interface is easy to use and can extract as well as compress your files easily.
You can set the default location for extracting your files and even set the tool to automatically extract the files once it is opened. BandiZip has the option of selecting the compression levels which you can vary according to your requirement. High speed archiving allows for more efficient compression of files in the least amount of time.
The app also has a drag and drop function. Just go to the location of the file you want to compress, drag and drop it into the main BandiZip window and you can start the compression process from there.
BandiZip is a fast and lightweight file compression utility that is compatible on all Windows operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 or even 8. It is easy to use and most importantly, is free of cost.