We recently published a big comparison of free ZIP archiving and compression programs on Freewaregenius that looked at many of the more well known (and some not so well known) free ZIP programs out there.
The conclusion: we liked HaoZip, 7-Zip, and PeaZip best, in that order.
Since then, some readers have alerted us to two new programs that are worth considering: Bandizip and Bitser, both of which provide a good range of features and functions (see below).
The following table provides a quick feature overview:
This is not meant to be a comparison as such, but an overview. BandiZip is definitely the more serious contender of the two, and I am eager to test it in a head to head comparison with Haozip, which is my favorite compression/archiving program.
In any case both of these will be included in the next update of our Zip Archivers Comparison article.