Featured Freeware: Quick Zip

This file-compression tool offers all the bells and whistles required by power users, while keeping the program easy enough for novices.

This file-compression tool offers all the bells and whistles required by power users, while keeping the program easy enough for novices. Quick Zip's button and pull-down menu helps users by ghosting unavailable commands until they're applicable. The multipane interface makes it easy to see files, folders, and archive properties. An extensive Help manual should give inexperienced users everything needed to be program power users.

Numerous options and methods to use this application means a steep learning curve for those who want to master every feature. However, operating Quick Zip can be as easy as dragging files to the interface for quick compression. In a testament to the program's flexibility, power users could play select multimedia files still stored in archive files.

Quick Zip compresses well and fast, and offers much to advnaced users. Newbies should appreciate the default drag-and-drop operation, making Quick Zip practically a no-brainer.

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