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How media library synchronization works

April 30, 2014

One of the major improvements in the latest versions of B1 Free Archiver and B1 File Manager is media library synchronization. Continue reading…


The way to overcome SD card write restriction with B1 File Manager

April 23, 2014

As we’ve mentioned in our previous post, Android 4.4 (Kitkat) limits the functionality of third-party applications in terms of writing to external SD card storage. Continue reading…


Android 4.4 SD card problem

April 10, 2014

With the release of the latest version of Android OS 4.4 (KitKat), our support team started getting emails from B1 Free Archiver and B1 File Manager users complaining about a specific problem Continue reading…


B1 Free Archiver: the future of voice commands

March 31, 2014

Following the uprising popularity of Google Glass and Android Wear, B1 Free Archiver decided to become the first Android app to leave behind the graphic interface, limiting its users only to voice control Continue reading…


Comments for zip archives

February 20, 2014

A comment feature in archives is not new. It is popular and really useful in case you are looking for some instructions or explanations to the archive or its contents. Continue reading…


Test archive feature

February 11, 2014

Test archive feature comes in handy when you want to check the received archive’s integrity or whether you have all the parts of the downloaded split archive. Continue reading…


Filter option in B1 Free Archiver for Android

January 23, 2014

Sometimes your folders become cluttered with too many files of various types. Lets say you simply had no time to sort them up. Or that you have received such a folder. Continue reading…


B1 Archiver for Android Settings Guide

January 17, 2014

Recently we’ve received a couple of messages on our support email, where our freshmen users ask us how to use B1 Free Archiver. Though it’s as easy as pie we still decided to make this small tutorial and guide you through some B1 Free Archiver settings. Continue reading…


File preview

January 10, 2014

In v1.4.69 desktop version we have introduced file preview inside and outside an archive. Now you can check out pictures, text files and html documents without actually opening them. Continue reading…


Why we believe our way of adding files to an encrypted ZIP archive is genial

December 13, 2013

Imagine something horrible has happened to this planet and neither you, nor your friends have ever heard or used B1 Free Archiver. Let it be a horrible alternative reality, a parallel universe, a Mordor – a place, where everyone uses other archivers than B1 Free Archiver. You and your friend had a trash party last night. It was so awesome you still can’t remember how you got home. Continue reading…


Windows installer and stand-alone version: what is the difference?

December 6, 2013

You probably have noticed that B1 Free Archiver for Windows offers 2 versions for download: Windows Installer and Stand-alone (full versions). Our users often ask us what is the difference between them and what they should download. Let us clear it out. Continue reading…


Why B1 Free Archiver does not create RAR files

November 29, 2013

When reading the letters from our users on our support mail we often come across the question: why B1 Free Archiver does not create RAR archives? We keep on answering that RAR format is a proprietary one but it doesn’t seem to be persuasive enough. So to dispel all the doubts concerning RAR files we’ve decided to clear everything out in this simple Q&A manner. Continue reading…


B1 Free Archiver: 100% Safe and Clean

November 11, 2013

We are living through the era of total and barefaced online vanity, when no one is ashamed of taking pictures of himself in the bathroom and putting them on Instagram. The jokes about Googling oneself are no longer funny – so far it’s the most decent thing you can do to check yourself out on the Net. B1 Free Archiver, though not making selfie-photoshoots Continue reading…

All the truth about split archives

October 30, 2013

You have probably noticed that B1 Archiver offers the option of creating split archives. If you have never tried to create a split archive just because you have no idea what it is and why you might need it, this small post will help you figure it out. Continue reading…

Smart hotkey tricks from B1 Free Archiver project leader Adam Buyer

October 21, 2013

We know well how glad users are to learn about some tricks in their favorite software. Our B1 Free Archiver project leader Adam Buyer does even more – as a true keyboard fan he loves to use well known key combinations and enable them in the software he develops. We decided to write all those combos down and came to gather around him in our lounge room for a cup of coffee. Continue reading…

Hotkeys in B1 Free Archiver

October 16, 2013

Did you know that you can do almost everything you need in B1 Free Archiver using a few key combinations? To improve your experience with our program we added hotkeys for the most clickable actions/tasks or core functions in B1 Free Archiver. So let’s see what are these “hotkeys”. Continue reading…

Simplicity is the best policy

December 23, 2012

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated



How many times in your life have you thought: “Oh Gosh, why make everything so complicated?”. Well, members of our B1 team have that silent reaction every time they accidentally run into some software which looks more like a circuit diagram than a handy tool. Continue reading…

Copy-paste functions in B1 Free Archiver v.0.6

August 21, 2012

There are some minor updates in B1 Free Archiver, but the life becomes much easier with them. Possibility to copy-paste, delete or create archives using just the hot buttons or the context menu is available in the last version of B1 Free Archiver. Continue reading…

Track the packing and unzipping of the files on windows taskbar!

August 17, 2012

Save your time with the new features of B1 Free Archiver! Continue reading…

Preferred open action in B1 Free Archiver v.0.6

August 10, 2012

Users can choose the most convenient way to open archived files now. Continue reading…

Support for non-Latin zip archives in B1 Free Archiver v.0.6

August 8, 2012

No unknown symbols in or unavailable to unpack .zip archives with B1 Free Archiver v.0.6! Continue reading…

Address Bar with per Folder Navigation in v.0.6

August 3, 2012

Users can navigate from folder to folder at the address bar in B1 Free Archiver v.0.6. Continue reading…

Standard User Folders in B1 Archiver v.0.6

August 2, 2012

B1 Free Archiver becomes simpler and simpler. Standard user folders (Music, Downloads, Documents, etc.) are now available at the right side of the B1 Manager, so users don’t have to open plenty folder windows just to find the right folder to pack or unzip the file.
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Meet the Updated Process Dialogs in B1 Free Archiver v.0.6

August 1, 2012

B1 Free Archiver has an updated process dialogs in its 0.6 version. New process dialog windows not only look niftier, but also show a lot of necessary information. Users can track the process of files’ archiving or extracting precisely now.

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