B1 Free Archiver can help you manage archives because it supports extracting contents from multiple popular archive formats. Probably this application’s main asset is its usability, as it has an extremely easy-to-use interface, in which all the options are readily accessible from its main screen. Obviously, there are options to tailor the program to your specific needs, but its default configuration may work well for most users. Luckily for those users who are not fluent in English, this application supports various major languages.
It would impossible to talk about this program without referring to the archive format it promotes: B1. This format shows a fair compression ratio and speed. However, unfortunately, this is not a very popular format yet. Therefore, unlike some other formats, such as ZIP and RAR, which have become industry standards, B1 may not be supported by many other archivers.
In general, B1 Free Archiver has the advantages of being free and friendly. It is a pity that, although its developers are promising that future versions of this application will support creating archives in many other formats, you can only use this archiver to create B and ZIP files at present.
- It is very easy to use.
- It supports extracting contents from multiple popular archive formats.
- It can manage password-protected archives.
- It is quite small and requires few system resources.
- It uses B1, a format with a high compression ratio
- It can only create B1 and ZIP archives