RAR is a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning. It was developed by a Russian software engineer, Eugene Roshal at RARlab. Same RARLAB is behind the development of this tool. The recent version of RAR for Android, at the time we are writing this content, is v5.10 build 24.WinRAR, is available and you can download and use this free tool on your Android Smartphone or tablet to compress and decompress files in all known formats.
WinRAR , arguably the most popular file archiver for desktop PCs, arrived on Android devices. Dubbed RAR, the app allows you to create RAR and ZIP archives. Youcan also unzip a whole plenitude of not-so-common file archives, such as ARJ, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, LZH, BZ2, ISO, 7z, and even more.
RAR format is one of the most popular file compression technologies across different platforms including Android these days. RAR for Android can mend broken ZIP and RAR archives. Encryption, recovery records, recovery volumes, and creating solid archives are some additional features that have made their way to the mobile version of the popular tool. Even more, RAR can make use of multiple CPU cores in order to compress and extract data faster.
Features of RAR for Android
- RAR, ZIP and ZIPX with BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression
- Set a password before archiving
- Unpack RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO and ARJ archives.
- Unrar support for RAR5, UDF and ISO9660
- WinRAR benchmark to find performance of RAR compression and decompression for your device
- Multiple language support
- Uses multiple CPU cores for quick compression and decompression
With the help of RAR for Android, you can decompress the downloaded content, if the file was in a compressed form. The tool lets you decompress files with great ease and the beauty of the tool is, it supports almost all known compression formats
Additionally to standard ZIP files, unzip function supports ZIP and ZIPX with BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression also as password protected ZIP. Unrar command is available for all versions of RAR archives including the latest RAR5, password protected and multipart files.