Compressing and decompressing batches of files is usually a job we like to assign to dedicated utilities like WinRAR or WinZip, to name just a couple of the most well-known names in this category. There are, nonetheless, several smaller but at least just as powerful tools that you can try for those purposes and one of them is TUGZip.
What you need to manage most archive formats
First of all, this application is capable of creating ZIP, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, CAB, LHA (LZH), SQX, YZ1 and 7-ZIP archives but, in the same time, it also has the power to open virtually all archive formats out there. Among them you will find, ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ and YZ1.
Easily manage archives on the fly
Of course, just like all the other compression tools in the world, TUGZip integrates pretty nice into the Windows context menu, which means you can create archives and extract files from the existing ones just with a simple right click.
Keep files safe by having them encrypted
The interface is not at all complicated and it enables you to access the basic features on the fly and add, extract, delete, rename, test compressed files or scan them for viruses. The program supports the Zip64 algorithm and offers several encryption methods as well as a tool for creating self-extracting archives.
Slow with very large archives
TUGZip works pretty fast with small archives, but we noticed that the biggest difference between this one and the top picks in the industry can be seen when dealing with large archives. This application tends to get tired a little bit after a while, so it might lose some speed when trying to handle really large files.
A few last words
All in all, TUGZip offers awesome archive support and the ease of use make it suitable even for less experienced users. The utility puts up a very good performance overall and it remains one of the top choices in its category.