For a very very long time, Windows users had been using WinZip for all of their compressing and decompressing needs. WinZip was the king of Windows archiving applications for many decades. Then WinRAR gained popularity because it offered support for more archive file formats and stronger encryption (AES 256). And now so many of the Windows users have started using 7-Zip – an open source archiving application that supports all kinds of archives.
While 7-zip works flawlessly on Windows 10 and Windows 11, it maintains the lightweight user interface that appears very plain. Some of the new Windows users might want to have the latest user interface and they now have an option for them – NanaZip.
NanaZip is an open-source file archiving designed for the modern Windows 10 and Windows 11 user interface experience. It is a fork of the powerful 7-Zip file archiver and retains all of its features. As such it also supports dozens of archives that 7-Zip supports. The program supports 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z and more.
It offers all the features known from the 7-Zip program. After the installation, integration with the system shell takes place, the program creates entries in the context menu. While the original 7-Zip offers only some standard file hasing algorithms, NanaZip adds more algorithms. It supports Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard and integrates with the context menu in Windows File Explorer.
One advantage it has over 7-Zip is that it is able to add NanaZip to the right-click modern context menu that appears when a Windows user right-clicks on the Windows Desktop.
NanaZip is still in developmental phase and might not work on your PC even after being installed properly. On our systems, it just didn’t work for its latest version but its older version was working without any problems.
You can download NanaZip from https://github.com/M2Team/NanaZip or from Microsoft App Store.