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Express Zip File Compression Free

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 7 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.03
  • Total Downloads:
    203,493
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    222
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Everyone needs a little zip in their life, but computer users need a little unzip, too; and they can get it from NCH's Express Zip File Compression Free, a compact file compression utility. At just under 1MB, Express Zip is small, but it's big on the features users expect in a zip tool, such as Explorer shell integration and compatibility with many types of archive files, including 7Z, RAR, and ISO. Small means fast, too: Express Zip loads and runs quickly. Express Zip File Compression Free is compatible with Windows versions XP to 8: And, as the name indicates, it's freeware.

Express Zip's user interface is hardly exciting, unless you're a fan of plain but efficient, businesslike layouts. We are, although we admit Express Zip's Explorer-style main window, sidebar, and tree-view toolbar is less of a pulse-quickener than a friendly, familiar face. Add the clearly-labeled icons on Express Zip's substantial toolbar and you have a tool that anyone who has used a similar program in the past can pick right up. But Express Zip doesn't leave you to figure things out on your own: A comprehensive browser-based but locally-stored Help file explains everything from getting started to Command Line options. We started by extracting a variety of archives and moved on to zipping and unzipping files. Express Zip's Explore shell integration let us right-click a file and choose several compression options directly from Express Zip's submenu; or we could extract zipped files in the same fashion.

A brief splash screen--we can hardly call it a nag screen--is our only issue with Express Zip File Compression Free, and it's so minor we can't even call it a complaint. We're aware that other free tools compete for the same space in your system; some of them are better-known than Express Zip, but none really does anything better or faster. Bottom line: if you're shopping for a free file compression tool (and why else would you be reading this?) we recommend adding Express Zip to your tryout roster.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Very slow, very buggy, crashes often, installs malware"

January 07, 2016  |  By 00sweeney

2016-01-07 23:48:26  |  By 00sweeney

 |  Version: Express Zip File Compression Free 2.40

Pros

Hasn't killed anyone. As far as I know.

Cons

NCH will add programs to your context menu that will not go away until you install and uninstall the programs--which all contain spyware--that NCH added.

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4 stars

"perfectly competent"

December 17, 2015

2015-12-17 22:27:11

 |  Version: Express Zip File Compression Free 2.40

Pros

handles all extensions, including .iso
fast

Cons

a little pricey? not really.

Summary

does most things Winzip does (including emailing files as an option once you zip an archive).
i was a longtime user of Winzip, but got frustrated with constantly having to re-buy it.
this is a great substitute.

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1 stars

"Annoyingly slow and Asks for upgrade on EVERY action"

July 19, 2015

2015-07-19 20:01:17

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.33

Pros

Nothing much. Does basic zip functions

Cons

Sets of my antivirus alert immediately (hmm cnet what are you up to), program wants you to verify you are not using it for commercial purposes every time you perform an action (seriously??) and is ungodly slow and has no preview functionality. USE WINRAR!!!

Summary

Use WinRAR it is far superior and free and has no annoying "buy the pro verion" b.s.

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5 stars

"Nice program"

April 20, 2015  |  By skumaramigos

2015-04-20 15:01:52  |  By skumaramigos

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28

Pros

Its very easy and very fast to open compress file

Cons

Sometime its become bulky when it show company adds

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5 stars

"Simple Yet Effective"

September 05, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

2014-09-05 12:33:36  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28

Pros

It's a pretty standard zip program, but I found it very easy to use. Unlike some other programs I am given the option to directly unzip or zip, zip a file directly into an email, and a number of other choices. Overall a good choice for a zip program.

Cons

The only criticism I would have is that the interface seems dated.

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1 stars

"Nagware, uninstalled after second use.."

July 28, 2014  |  By Russminotaur

2014-07-28 02:25:34  |  By Russminotaur

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28

Pros

Might be a great program minus the nagging.

Cons

Nags at you constantly. At every use it nags at you not to use it commercially, demands you certify you're not doing so. Every time you shut it down it nags at you to give it a review. Nag, nag, nag!!!

Summary

I get too much nagging IL, won't take it from software.

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3 stars

"unzipping 200 files = clicking 200x I'm using free vers"

July 27, 2014  |  By vgpeterson

2014-07-27 06:54:41  |  By vgpeterson

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28

Pros

I can select 200 files to unzip at once

Cons

I have to click on separate confirmation pop-up for each file, confirming that I'm using free version for home/personal use -- as if my answer will change from file 101 to 102

Summary

Wouldn't recommend to others for unzipping multiple files at once

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.03
Version 3.03 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date May 29, 0016
Date Added June 22, 2016
Version 3.03
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name zipsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 203,493
Downloads Last Week 222
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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