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Re: Bandizip

#46 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:56 am

Just found out Raymond.cc included Bandizip in the latest freeware/payware compressor shootout:

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Re: Bandizip

#47 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:24 pm

Good post ... I liked this quote:
The archivers that offer a good blend of performance and a high compression ratio are free programs, 7-Zip, HaoZip and BandiZip (and PeaZip).
Very interesting to see how some of the high compression tools outside of RAR and 7zip fared (not great).

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Re: Bandizip

#48 Post by __philippe » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:58 am

Bandizip v5.17  (released 23-DEC-2016)  last available XP-aware, old-style Portable zip package
Bandizip v6.0    (released 26-MAR-2017)

Interestingly, the new 6.0 version introduces command-line support, but at the same time, summarily drops winXP support altogether... :o

For anyone interested, Ghacks recently ran a brief review of the new version:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/27/bandiz ... interface/

following in the tracks of last-year "first-look" beta version review:
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/15/bandizip-6-0/

User comments indicate a general aversion for the "new-look", flat design GUI introduced in v6.0.

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Re: Bandizip

#49 Post by Midas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:36 am

The UI bug present since Bandizip v1.x and reported several times around TPFC still hasn't been fixed in v6.01... :cry:

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Edit 2020: I really liked Bandizip and would've stuck with the last freeware were it not for this OCD aggravating bug. As it is, I moved on to Winrar.

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Re: Bandizip

#50 Post by __philippe » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:35 am

(update on former entry posted 28-MAR-2017)

Ultimate XP-aware portable package:

BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.19.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 25-JUN-2017)


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Re: Bandizip

#51 Post by lintalist » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:13 am

Just a heads up
... plans to launch Bandizip 7.0 soon; the new version has a new licensing system that divides the program into a free, advertisement powered, version and two commercial versions for professional and Enterprise use.
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/13/upcom ... -bandizip/

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Re: Bandizip

#52 Post by webfork » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:59 am

lintalist wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:13 am
Just a heads up
... plans to launch Bandizip 7.0 soon; the new version has a new licensing system that divides the program into a free, advertisement powered, version and two commercial versions for professional and Enterprise use.
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/13/upcom ... -bandizip/
Thanks for the heads-up.

I sort of get it as almost every company I've worked for has had some kind of internally available download for 7zip and I don't get the sense that any of them gave the developer a dime, so I understand why Bandizip is trying to get some dough back. However, it's 7zip's status as open and free is exactly the reason it's so ubiquitous; your software can't get in the door with a closed or adware license without some lengthy internal evaluation.

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Re: Bandizip

#53 Post by freakazoid » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Welp, time to remove Bandizip. I'm probably going to move to 7-zip or WinRAR (even though it isn't freeware).
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Bandizip

#54 Post by Special » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Over react much?

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Re: Bandizip

#55 Post by Midas » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:11 am

Was going to report Ghacks.net findings -- but I'm glad to see it's taken care of. :)

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Re: Bandizip

#56 Post by freakazoid » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 pm

Special wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Over react much?
I don't think I'm overreacting. A lot of people are moving on from Bandizip. Check the comments on that ghacks.net article.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Bandizip

#57 Post by Special » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 pm

I'm not overreacting, see, look at all those other overreactions. :roll:

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Re: Bandizip

#58 Post by freakazoid » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:35 am

Alright. Glad you like Bandizip that much.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Bandizip

#59 Post by Special » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm

Don't use it, try again.

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Re: Bandizip

#60 Post by thepiney » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:23 am

An updated version of the series 6 from Jan 23, 2020 is available --> 6.26.

https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/old/6

https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/history

From the 6.22 history/release notes section..
v6.22 Mar 18, 2019

New: Support for ACE extraction (Based on Public UnAce Package. unacev2.dll is not used)

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