The Right Tool: The 7-Zip freeware compression tool

7-Zip a freeware compression tool, the right tool.

The 7-Zip freeware compression tool does almost all standard compression methods including ZIP and TAR. It also includes its own compression format called 7z that is highly effective.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.