B1 Free Archiver App for Android Review

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A decent file archiving app comes handy, especially if you frequently deal with large file types such as MP3 or photo slide shows. B1 Free Archiver app for Android is one such application that let you compress and decompress files that you have stored in your Android phone. You can download B1 Free Archiver for free from Google Play.

B1 Free Archiver App Features

B1 Free Archiver app for Android compresses files/folders into zip or b1 format. It can also extract or decompress files of various formats such as 7z, zip, tar, rar, arj, jar,apk, iso, rpm and more. The app is also capable of opening a wider range of password protected archives provided they’re in .rar, .zip or .7z format. As a compression utility, B1 Free Archiver compresses your files into .zip or .b1 formats. You can also password protect your newly archived files.

B1 Free Archiver App for Android

B1 Free Archiver for Android is quite user friendly. It got an easy to use UI and the app is quite responsive as well. So it is pretty easy to scroll up/down and browse specific files/folders. If you long press on an item, it’ll display options to move, compress, copy or rename it. A single tap, on the other hand, shows options for viewing and extracting your archives.

Further, B1 Free Archiver app has an inbuilt filter tool that let you limit your search to a particular file type. For example, if you want to search for .zip files, use the filter tool to show only those files with .zip extension. However, you can’t search a particular file by its name. Also, you can use the Bookmark tool to have access to the most commonly used folders. It is also possible to select multiple folders/files using multi-select tool. On the downside, B1 Free Archiver has only one viewing mode. You can’t view the files in thumbnail or tile/list modes. The app is compatible with Android OS versions 2.1 and up.

Conclusion

B1 Free Archiver app for Android is a reliable file archiving tool. Its highlights include support for multiple file types, plus built-in password protection option for archived files. Lack of a quick search tool that let you search a particular file by its name is a drawback. Also, you have only one viewing mode. Otherwise, the app performs well enough, and the whole package comes free of cost unlike some other archiving tools. Verdict: Check it out if you’re presently looking for a useful file archiving tool.

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