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PowerArchiver 2017: Introduction

November 29th, 2016 | Category: Development

Ashampoo_Snap_2016.11.29_04h29m48s_012_PowerArchiver 2017 -Unregistered-Dear users,

We are pleased to announce upcoming PowerArchiver 2017 release, the most important release in our history (18 years since first release)!

In PowerArchiver 2017, we are releasing our format .PA (Advanced Codec Pack). Set of advanced codecs and filters available make .PA likely the most advanced compression format today. We have been researching these new codecs and filters for last 5-6 years and we will not stop here! We hope to introduce more speed and additional codec in next 2 months alone. PowerArchiver’s Advanced Codec pack is on accelerated development and we cant wait to show you more! Please let us know of your requests and wishes, send us emails, write on our forums and develop our Advanced Codec Pack with us.

Main .PA (Advanced Codec Pack) Features

  • Two base modes: Optimized Fast and Optimized Strong deliver fastest or strongest compression in the industry!
  • Smart Optimized modes select best compression/speed on per-file basis, increasing your compression and speed. During same compression task, PowerArchiver can use multiple codecs for different files/extensions! This provides much better compression/speed since we can target codecs better.
  • Optimized Fast: Zstandard2 codec compression and extraction up to speed of your HDD/SSD – real life speed of up to 500 MB/s for users with SSD, at compression better than ZIP.
  • Compared to WinRar – better compression at faster speed and faster decompression in most scenarios.
  • Optimized Strong – PLZMA4 codec provides stronger compression than other strong modes in WinRAR, WinZIP and 7-zip. Parallel codec means your extraction is faster than ever (multicore extraction).
  • PDF, DOCX and PNG compression – compress your PDF and DOCX (Office) files between 30% and 70% better than WinRAR, WinZip and 7zip (very unique feature!).
  • Special Deduplication filter: Fma-rep filter deduplicates data before compression, making result files smaller and compression faster.
  • Compressing Software ISO’s with deduplicate filter can lower the size by extra 500MB compared to WR, WZ, 7-zip (Office 2016 ISO 2.25GB example), with super-fast compression!
  • Special codec for compressing txt/html/code.
  • Special exe/dll filters: collection of special filters that improves compression up to 10-15% for exe/dll files. Super fast!
  • Actively developed by PowerArchiver Team, with frequent updates and new future codecs, optimizations and more.
  • Ashampoo_Snap_2016.11.29_04h32m08s_013_PowerArchiver 2017 -Unregistered- Other PowerArchiver 2017 features
  • Full 64bit support for maximum speed and memory usage of new .PA (Advanced Codec Pack).
  • New two panel Explorer replacement mode for better file handling!
  • Simplified interface (classic default, removed modern), increased startup speed by up to 30%-200% over PA 2016 using Modern toolbar.
  • Improved ZIP engine, faster by 10%-15%.
  • Improved 7zip support with multicore support and 64bit support for more memory usage.
  • New Office add-ins with support for Outlook, Word and Excel. (final)
  • Portable version! (final)

PowerArchiver 2017 with Advanced Codec Pack (.PA) will be first available for our most dedicated users with PowerArchiver Select. Advanced Codec Pack will be free add-on for users with current PowerArchiver Select plan. We hope to release first beta version in the next 7-10 days and final by January 2017. Thank you for your support since 1998!

  • Alexander Gieg

    I don’t want to nitpick, but the text looks like it was written in another language than English and then translated with some haste, or maybe by someone without full command of the language, as in several places articles are missing and in others the word sequence sounds a little odd.

    Since this seems to be an important announcement, I’d suggest a careful review of the text so as to turn it into the best it can be.

  • spwx

    Thank you for your kind words. We will try to be less excited and more careful in the future.