Express Zip Free

Express Zip Free

Editors' Rating:
4
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.28
File Size:
1MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
37,497
Downloads Last Week:
2,179
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 1 stars

    "Nagware, uninstalled after second use.."

    July 28, 2014   |   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

    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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