Express Zip Free

Express Zip Free

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    Jul. 09, 2014
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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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5 stars

"Simple Yet Effective"

September 05, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28


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.


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

 |  Version: Express Zip Free 2.28


Might be a great program minus the nagging.


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!!!


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


I can select 200 files to unzip at once


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


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.28
General updates and bug fixes.
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site
Release Date May 28, 2013
Date Added July 09, 2014
Version 2.28
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1MB
File Name zipsetup.exe
Total Downloads 117,260
Downloads Last Week 2,792
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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