Creating JAR files with Alpha ZIP

What is a JAR file? JAR is short for Java Archive, and is a file format that contains all the components needed to execute a Java application or a Java applet. JAR files make it easier to download applets, since they make it possible to include all the information in one single file. Another benefit of using compressed JAR files is that download times are much smaller.


Alpha ZIP is the compression tool that can both extract and create JAR files, as well as a number of other compressed formats. Thanks to its unique level of Windows integration, it enables you to do more in less time. With Alpha ZIP, you can open JAR files and other archives and browse them just like folders on your hard disk. Just locate the file in Windows Explorer, and double-click it - Explorer will then simply browse the file as if it were a folder. Unlike some other Zip and JAR extractors, Alpha ZIP will show all folders and subfolders correctly, in the way you are accustomed to from Windows Explorer.

As well as creating JAR files, Alpha ZIP works with 7-zip, gzip, cab, tar, rar and more. With an intuitive interface, handy email integration and easy file conversion between formats, this compression tool is the solution you're looking for.

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Create JAR files with Alpha ZIP!