WinZip

If "zipping" has made it to the dictionary, WinZip is to blame

WinZip is one of the most popular programs for compressing and decompressing files. Easy to use and quick, it supports many formats. This version is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit systems. View full description

PROS

  • Quick and easy compressions
  • Supports the use of passwords
  • Share via Facebook and email
  • It can create self-extracting files

CONS

  • Improved compatibility
  • Only compresses into ZIP format

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WinZip is one of the most popular programs for compressing and decompressing files. Easy to use and quick, it supports many formats. This version is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Support for lots of compressed formats

Besides the classic ZIP format, WinZip is able to open many others (RAR, BZ2, CAB, LHA, 7Z, IMG, ISO), even if it only compresses them into ZIP and LHA. You can also create self-extracting files and protect them from prying eyes with a password.

WinZip allows you to directly share your file via Facebook, email or ZipSend from the interface, and it's compatible with most mail clients and webmail services such as Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Hotmail.

A wizard that simplifies everything

WinZip stands out from the rest of the competition in terms of ease of use. The wizard, which simplifies the opening and creation of compressed files, is one of its strengths.

WinZip has a user-friendly interface, and the rate of compression/decompression is remarkable, especially when it is dealing with medium or large sized files.

The downside of the program, is that it only compresses files in ZIP format, a major limitation when compared with competitors such as IZArc, 7-Zip and WinRAR. However, it still remains a good solution, and for 64-bit OS as well.

Conclusions

Although there are more comprehensive alternatives on the market such as WinRAR, WinZip is a good alternative for compressing and decompressing files.

WinZip supports the following formats

ARC, ARJ, B64, BHX, BZ, BZ2, GZ, HQX, LHA, LZH, MIM, RAR, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TZ, UU, UUE, XXE, Z, ZIP.

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— User reviews — about WinZip

  • Lakshmi Narayan139796334

    by Lakshmi Narayan139796334

    "it is must. "

    i want it to unzip my files. Without winzip, it is not possible for me to work on computer. . More.

    reviewed on March 7, 2017

  • Mikosmom

    by Mikosmom

    "Dont bother if mp4s are your problem "

    I wanted to archive my videos, the only files that tske up significant space on my hard drives. Alas, videos must be wel... More.

    reviewed on October 3, 2016

  • Mikosmom

    by Mikosmom

    "Dont bother if your problem is mp4 videos"

    I wanted to archive my mp4 videos, the only files that take up significant space on my hard drives. Alas, videos must be... More.

    reviewed on October 1, 2016

  • 164870074

    by 164870074

    "Does not work it is zipped."

    Does not work it is zipped................................................................................................. More.

    reviewed on June 24, 2016

  • onlyrex

    by onlyrex

    "Cool"

    Great archive manager. Has all that one might ever need. Very easy to navigate and operate, however, the UI could have b... More.

    reviewed on January 8, 2015

  • Fandango499

    by Fandango499

    "Better use WinRar"

    WinRar is a much better option. WinZip, despite free, is limited to creating only the zip files. The interface is ambigu... More.

    reviewed on December 9, 2014