The Smartphone and Tablet market with the Android operating system is constantly expanding and more and more people are using the services provided by these small miniaturization jewels: small computers always close at hand.
RAR for Android was created to help users of these devices in various areas:
• Archive files by compressing them, thus saving both internal and SD memory space.
• Store images, audio files, documents, etc. in a single file, in a certain context (meeting, project, event, etc.) and share them quickly with friends or colleagues.
• Manage compressed archives without problems, even with other Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) in RAR, ZIP, 7Zip format, etc. .
• You can open an archive, extract a file in an external folder, edit it with the appropriate program and re-insert it, compressed, into the original archive.
Recall that RAR for Android is free!
Let's look at some screens and example functions.
Archives and files management
Here is what Pocket RAR looks like in "Archive Management" mode with active context menu on an archived file. From here you can explore the archive itself, extract or delete files, check its contents, activating the commands via the icons or through the context menu.
Outside an archive, in "File management" mode, you can browse the Android device and select other archives to manage, or files to be compressed and archived.
Create or update an archive
Creating a compressed archive is simple: just, from RAR for Android, select the files and / or folders to be archived and select the archive icon.
Although the following panel presents various compression options, to create a RAR archive just click on "OK" and it's done.
On the first page of the Options you can choose the compression format, the creation of solid archives, and to encrypt the data with a specific Keyword.
On the second page of the "Advanced" options you can select options to manage the compression factor (compression method and compression dictionary size) the reliability of the data and the possibility to create multi-volume files, ie the ability to divide a large archive in more sub-archives of the generated size.
On the last page you can set various useful options.
Extract files from an archive
Once you have identified the file or files to extract, giving the relative command just choose the folder in which to store the extracted files and possibly other secondary options.
Verify the integrity of an archive
Whether from outside or inside an archive, with a simple command and if it can verify the integrity:
Evaluation of the system
As with WinRAR, RAR for Android allows you to calculate an index relative to the performance of your Android device, simulating the compression of a file and thus testing many parts of your device.
In this way you can either check the integrity of the hardware functions involved, or perform a performance comparison with other Android devices.
RAR Menu for Android
From the main menu you can check or repair an archive, perform a device evaluation, configure RAR for Android and access the online help.
The left menu allows you to quickly browse within your device allowing you to immediately go to your favorite folders, at the beginning and end of the list and to manage the files treated recently.
The configuration of RAR for Android is mainly composed of a general panel.
Storage and extraction options can also be saved.
The extraction ones are saved when the "Save config" button is selected (see previous screens), while archiving options can be saved in multiple profiles to be recalled in the future:
There is an essential but complete guide on line that will clarify all the functions of RAR for Android.
Concluded this overview on RAR for Android, its interface and its features, you just have to try it.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 March, 2018.