When it comes to file archiving software, Windows users have a number good tools to choose from. We have free programs like 7-Zip & PeaZip, and some cool paid software such as WinRAR and WinZip. All these file achieving tools come with advanced features.
Users who own Microsoft Surface RT or any other tabled powered by Windows RT (see difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT) might already have discovered that one can’t install programs designed for Windows desktop on these ARM-chipset based tablets. One can install only apps available at the Windows Store.
As you know, most of the files that we download from the web are achieved using file archiving tools. You will find files packed with 7zip or RAR or zip extension. So, how to create or extract an archive on Windows RT?
8 Zip is a free app for Windows RT as well as other Windows 8 editions. It lets you create a zip archive file by combining a number of files and folders, and also lets you open and extract zip archives. The current version of the program supports only Zip archive format. The developer of the program is working hard to include support for 7z, RAR, ISO, TAR, CAB, and MSI.
Please note that this version of 8 Zip is free, and supports x86, x64 and ARM processors.
Overall, a decent file archiving app for Windows RT. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro users who don’t want to run a desktop app can also install this handy app.
Open up the Store app, search for 8 Zip in the Store, and then click Install button.