With the age of technology now dawning upon us, laptops, as well as PC screens, are at a very great speed being replaced by Smartphones. While the handling of files on the desktop was much easier, the smartphones do contain some of the complex functionalities and suffer from one common issue of space. While you can always purchase a memory card, there is a limit to which your area would be increased.
So what is the solution to this dilemma? Compression. Yes, file compression is one of the few ways through which you can make your device faster as well as can free some space in the same. While there is numerous software available in the market for same, there are a very few who truly live up to their expectation.
While WinZip on desktops allowed you to manage multiple files together easily, there is not a lot of options when it comes to managing files on Android. Within this scarcity, there comes an app released by “ZDev” named “ZArchiver” which claims to efficiently manage and archive all your files in a smartphone with ease.
So, is it effective? Does it really have what the developers claim? Let’s find out!
Coming to the interface of this application, it appears to be somewhat bland. It doesn’t have any splash page, and as soon as you launch the app, the main screen comes to display, with a pop-up window which we are not sure as to what use does it have.
It allows you to select the language (which I think can be chosen from the system by default), as well as the encoding scheme (which most people have no idea about).
The in-app icons as well as the background appears to be a bit outdated and does miss the spark which application now days do have.
We agree that the developers have tried saving in on the app size to make it faster. However, a splash page and a bit of glam look wouldn’t do any harm, and will hardly increase 2-3 MB of app size.
The layout of the icons changes depending on the fact that you are using a tablet or a smartphone. The smartphone view offers less space. However, the tablet view is much easier to use, and there is a greater flexibility of touch.
The font size, as well as the icon size, are perfect, and the user wouldn’t need to stare hard at the screen to read what’s written.
Minimum System Requirement:
This application can run on any Android device which is loaded with 1.6 or above versions of Android. This feature does make this application unique as most of the newly launched apps do supports Android 5.0 Jellybean.
Hence, it can be used by a person who still uses the phone with an outdated version of Android OS.
How does it Work?
Probably the reason why such a huge number of people are running towards this application is the plentitude of file type it supports. No matter what kind of archived file you bring, this free application handles each one of them at ease.
ZArchiver has compensated for the lack of appearance by the list of features that it possesses. It can carry out compression of the 7z (7zip), zip, bzip2 (bz2), gzip (gz), XZ, tar file types, while at the same time is responsible for carrying out decompression of 7z (7zip), zip, rar, rar5, bzip2, gzip, XZ, iso, tar, arj, cab, lzh, lha, lzma, xar, tgz, tbz, Z, deb, rpm, zipx, mtz, chm, dmg, cpio, cramfs, img (fat, ntfs, ubf), wim, ecm, arc (freearc); following types.
It is one of the few applications which allow you to compress files and assign a password protection to the same. This lets you safely store your data on your smartphone without any issues to it.
ZArchiver also has only laid out command pattern along with the necessary options which allow you to browse through application quickly and hence carry out the function as desired.
One of the many features which you won’t find in most applications is the multi-core support. ZArchiver is one the few apps in its category which supports this kind of functionality combined with multi-threaded architecture.
This not only relieves your CPU of any extra pressure but also does ensure that the tasks are multi-threaded and hence the process of encryption or decryption is completed in no time.
Apart from being one of the finest tools for data compression as well as decompression, one of the inbuilt mechanism of this application is file handling. While the user may not realize it on his first use, but sooner of later one has to appreciate the fact that this app works very well as a file manager too. You can efficiently move files from a specified folder to folder and can neatly sequence them for your future use. You should also try Root Explorer APK.
This application being free of cost is useful for anyone who has multiple files to manage. It not only allows the user compress files, but it also allows them the level of compression which they want to utilize. This way the user not only can be sure about compression but can also feel completely safe and secure about his data and information.
With competition rising to such significant levels due to growth in technology, ZArchiver produced by ZDev is a great product.
Offering such high levels of compression as well as supporting multiple file formats, the application sure does stand apart from the rest.
Its multi-processor support combined with compatibility with UTF-8 and UTF-16 formats makes it all the more useful.
The only aspect where with think this application lags is the interface, as it could have been a bit more appealing, however, the feature list offered by this application clearly surpasses this drawback.
So in case you are looking for an application to handle multiple files, as well as want your data to be safe and secure, then ZArchiver is your one stop destination to same.