CNET Editors' review
Users working with large files need applications to compress them for sending over the Internet. Express Zip Free Mac Compression Software for Mac performs this function well, and also has additional useful features.
Available as freeware, Express Zip Free Mac Compression Software for Mac requires no payments to use. After download and installation, the user must accept a lengthy licensing agreement. After this is completed, the program brings up a window that allows download of additional programs, such as file converters for audio and video. The main application menu has few design features, but is functional. A help option that brings up a Web tutorial is easy to identify, as are options for selecting files and opening previously compressed ones. Anyone familiar with other file management applications will be familiar with this menu setup. For an easier option, a file can also be clicked and dragged into the application. Unfortunately, the application states that compressing image files requires installation of a separate program. Additional options exist to encrypt the zipped files as well as burn them to a CD or other outside media. A preferences menu has few options, but does allow the user to change the destination for the zipped files.
Despite its basic menus and simple functioning, Express Zip Free Mac Compression Software for Mac performs well as a compression and extraction program.
From NCH Software:
Express Zip Mac Free File Compression Software. An archiving and compression tool to easily create, edit, manage and extract zipped files and folders. Compress files to reduce size for email transmission or archive data using less disk space when backing up information. Fast and efficient file zipping and unzipping lets you create zip files of your important documents, images, music and more to save disk space, email or burn to CD on your OS X machine. Express Zip Mac Features * Quickly create new zip files * Edit or extract existing zip files * Create or open encrypted zip files * Open and extract other archives including rar, iso, cab, 7z, tar and more * Quickly zip common folders with the Express menu * Email zip files in two easy clicks * Burn archived files to CD/DVD for long term backup * Simple but powerful user interface with easy-to-use drag and drop functionality A professional edition with additonal features including coverting other archive typess to zip is also available from NCH Software.
What's new in this version: General Updates.
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