Free RAR Extract Frog, quirky skinnable RAR extractor
Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME
Free RAR Extract Frog is an unzipping tool for Windows PCs.
How do you compete in a marketplace that already has a dominant program? Furthermore, how do you compete when most people don't even really think about the programs they use? There are a lot of answers here, and Free RAR Extract Frog takes a number of different routes to provide those answers. It's an interesting program that is very good at what it does, but that falls short on its own promises. It's a perfect example of how to compete, even if it isn't quite as successful as it wants to be.
The good news is that Extract Frog is a worthy competitor to WinRAR. Unlike that hallowed program, this one really is free - you won't have to keep lying to use the trial version indefinitely. The program is also incredibly simple to use, making it easier than ever to unzip files and put them where you want. In fact, it's not much of a stretch to say that it might actually be better than WinRAR at many of the functions it boasts. This is a good program that, for some reason, also includes a frog.
Yes, there's a frog. It's all over the marketing for this product, and part of the sales pitch is that the app is skinnable. What's the default skin? Something including a frog, of course. The weird thing is, the app actually falls short here - it's not really all that easy to add another skin, and the function doesn't seem to work all that well. It's a shame that it fails to do the one thing that really sets it apart from the competition, because it's a very good program. If you want something different, this is for you.