DropZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    74,663
  • Date Added:
    May 08, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This simple application unzips files in a snap--even the RAR files that the Windows tool can't open--but just a little user guidance would be nice.

When you install DropZip, it automatically adds an icon to the Quick Launch toolbar. Drag ZIP or RAR files onto the programs icon, and DropZip quickly decompresses them. The program can zip folders too, although it only handles one at a time.

Here's the catch: if you remove the program from the Quick Launch toolbar, you won't be able to unzip or zip files. Unlike similar programs, it doesn't offer Windows integration or allow you to launch the program and unzip files. Drag and drop isn't one way to unzip your files, it's the only way with this freeware program.

A basic help file would go a long way in preventing any user confusion. That said, DropZip is a nice complement to standard Windows file compression tools, and it costs nothing to use.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 17

1 stars

"Nowhere to be seen"

June 28, 2012  |  By IntelOps

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

Can't promote this programme because I couldn't see it at all after I had installed it. Totally bizarre piece of software

Cons

Nothing to say except what I have already said

Summary

None

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4 stars

"great product"

March 09, 2009  |  By LaurenceKarkowski

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

couldn't be simpler to use and gets it done

Cons

none really

Summary

love it

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5 stars

"one of the best and most useful apps i've EVER seen!"

April 19, 2008  |  By rabbitkillrun

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

This is an amazing program and is so pratical. I have honestly never seen such a good program as this. Just drag-and-drop onto the program and "Voila!" Extracted!

Cons

Absolutely nothing!!!

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2 stars

"I can't figure out how to use it"

March 12, 2008  |  By stucknwonderland

 |  Version: DropZip 1

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4 stars

"Straightforward app with limited features"

January 13, 2008  |  By seussman71

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

This program does exactly what it says it will do, which is refreshing these days, even if what it does is fairly simple and only saves you a few keystrokes. Most of us have some type of ZIP/RAR compression in our right-click menus, but there's just something about being able to drag a file or a folder onto an icon and let it do everything for us. But still, it works great, and come on, it was written by a 16-year old...props!

Cons

I wish there were more options and more compressions that it could handle (cough, cough, stuffit, cough cough), but I understand there might be some issues with other formats, so best to make a program that works and does the little things well. Also, a feature for password-protected files: maybe have a dialog box pop up to take care of that.

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3 stars

"Quick, easy, and does nothing."

November 30, 2007  |  By Felpman

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

I like how easy the interface is. very simple, BUT...

Cons

... it does absolutely nothing. I just drag the rar file into the program, then it flashes a quick message, which I am not able to read because the program shuts off one milisecond after. so, what do I do? download another unrar.

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5 stars

"Very Quick and Useful"

May 31, 2007  |  By anndroidcnet

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

Simple and easy to use. Just make a shortcut on your desktop, and drop files onto it.

Cons

none

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4 stars

"It works just great"

May 03, 2007  |  By VolvulusMusic

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

Simpel and easy to use... Great product...

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4 stars

"Great, small and Quick program"

April 25, 2007  |  By wowweekly

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

Easy drop and unzip files, I like it because it unzips right to the desktop in a folder so you don't have to go looking for it. Free, no nagware, spyware. Clean and Simple.

Cons

It needs a small info file tellingyou when the Dos screens blinks up, its just the program working, not a malfunction. I unzipped a file 3 times the first time I used it because of the DOS screen.

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3 stars

"Not quite what I was looking for.."

April 14, 2007  |  By Meliora

 |  Version: DropZip 1

Pros

Unzipped files fast and works just like it says but isn't what I need.

PestPatrol did not alert to any spyware during install or uninstall.

Cons

I was hoping for more control over the destination folder and the settings. I needed to unzip a bunch of font files into a storage folder and thought that maybe there would be a setting to disable the file name folder creation but this program has NO SETTINGS, it does just what it says. Just a few more options would have made this perfect. I now have ExtractNow installed for this use.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Greg Hughes
Publisher web site http://greg.hughes.name
Release Date May 08, 2006
Date Added May 08, 2006
Version 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 9.22MB
File Name dropzip.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,663
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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