Even though there are probably hundreds of different programs available, both paid and free, that can compress and decompress different types of archives, ArcConvert is another example of that. As the name suggests, ArcConvert was created as an archive converter.
But looking a little bit further, ArcConvert has some redeeming features that make it a contender, not least being the fact that it's a portable application that does not require installation in order to run. That said, you can run it directly from a portable device like a USB stick or an external hard drive.
The program supports literally all of the most common file formats like 7ZIP, RAR, TAR, ARJ, ISO, ACE and of course ZIP. With that ArcConvert also supports password protection, drag-and-drop archive creation, CPU priority and more.
The interface of ArcConvert isn't too bad either and makes it easy to convert between different archive file formats. And though the look is minimalistic, a little digging around reveals several different features.
All in all, ArcConvert is a fast little utility that can be useful in certain situations, especially if the party you wish to share data with has limited archive capabilities.ArcConvert features and highlights:
ArcConvert is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file archivers without restrictions. ArcConvert 0.70 Beta is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this archive converter software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Dirk Paehl.
We have tested ArcConvert 0.70 Beta against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]