Long go the time where WinZip and WinRAR were almost the only options as extract managers for our operating systems. Nowadays there are a plethora of other options, many free to use, at least non-commercially. One of my favourites compressors / extractors is 7-Zip, the reasons being it’s free and open source under the GNU LGPL license (can be used for commercial use) and the compression ratio of the 7z format is higher than zip for example.
The only thing I don’t like about 7-Zip is that it lacks a bit of eye appeal. It surely doesn’t matter at the end of the day if it gets the job done, but in our endless search to make our desktop look better and more appealing 7-Zip app could do with a little tweaking. This is were 7-Zip Theme Manager comes along to save the
The application is very simple and easy to use. Extract the contents of the compressed file and run 7zTM.exe. You will get the theme manager like the one in the picture below. There are several themes to choose from. You can also change the file type association icons.
I’m using the Buff icon theme, suits my theme style!
Website: 7-Zip Theme Manager