Quick Zip

Quick Zip


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 29 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.16
File Size:
4.24MB
Date Added:
July 11, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
331,981
Downloads Last Week:
178
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This file compression tool offers all the bells and whistles required by power users, while keeping the program easy enough for novices to use. Quick Zip's button and pull-down menu helps users by ghosting unavailable commands until they're applicable. The multipane interface makes it easy to see files, folders, and archive properties. An extensive Help manual should give inexperienced users everything needed to be program power users.

Numerous options and methods to use this application means a steep learning curve for those who want to master every feature. However, operating Quick Zip can be as easy as dragging files to the interface for quick compression. In a testament to the program's flexibility, power users could play select multimedia files stored in archive files. This application easily creates standard compressed archives. Dragging a file or folder opens a dialog containing check boxes, pull-downs, and browse tools for numerous options. Users can quickly specify compression levels, actions, comments, and more or simply click a button to accept default values.

Quick Zip compresses well and fast. It offers more options than even power users will regularly use. However, it's drag-and-drop default operation will attract inexperienced users. This freeware deserves a test by anyone looking for a robust and useful compression tool.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4 stars

    "This is from the author."

    November 24, 2012   |   By LYCJ1

    Version: Quick Zip 5.1.16

    Pros

    I am author of QuickZip, this is my reply the reviewers below:

    QuickZip exists since 1999, it has NEVER install any adware, spyware, search bars or any other third party product, and it will never. The media player and shell registration kit is developed by me to browse the media (picture and documents) and register shell items (Associate, Context menu, Preview handlers), both are optional.

    It was not developed for profit at all, instead, the main components of QuickZip (not the QuickZip itself) developed by me is released under open source LGPL license. With the release of latest "WPF FileExplorer" (search it on google) and "COFE2" (search it on codeplex) control, anyone can use my controls to build something similar to QuickZip5.1, except they cant use the name. Because of this, in this aspect, one can consider Quick Zip is open source software.

    Cons

    Please noted that QuickZip5.1 has much much less features than QuickZip4.6, because it's build from ground again using .Net framework.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not a bad tool"

    July 09, 2012   |   By Epikurosz

    Version: Quick Zip 5.1.16

    Pros

    It has an intuitive, logical interface.
    It supportsd Unicode encoding, so, your non-English file names won't be messed at the end.

    Cons

    The installer is trying to install third-party programs, like Babylon search engine etc.

    Summary

    Take care to run the installer with admin rights.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works Just Fine"

    June 17, 2012   |   By jeff9922

    Version: Quick Zip 5.1.16

    Pros

    It's FREE, simple, and it does the job.

    Cons

    You have to open the program itself and then find the file to zip to unzip. Not a big deal, but after years of using Winzip it's just minor inconvenience.

    Summary

    I guess the company listened to the previous two reviewers. I did not get any additional crapware installed with this program. The program works like a charm and it's free. I see nothing at all to complain about.

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  • 1 stars

    "QUICK ZIP???"

    March 10, 2012   |   By PrashantGogoi

    Version: Quick Zip 5.1.16

    Pros

    - None (unless you count the name)

    Cons

    - Does not work. Much better and faster tools available.
    - Completely stalled my PC (I have 512 mb RAM and very few programs running)

    Summary

    What's in a name? QuickZIP might be a quick zipper, provided anyone ever gets down to doing it. Installation was OK. The nightmare started when I opened the program. It took forever to load, the file browser was looking for files and looking...and looking...and gobbling up my RAM by the mouthful. I had no option but to frown and shut it down.
    QuickZip installed 2 components apart from itself; a media player (Why???) and a shell extension registration tool which I decided to tackle next. The shell tool did not work, generated few .NET exception errors and gobbled up more RAM than Windows Explorer in one of its moods when I tried to register/unregister. I did not bother opening the Media Player as I had no idea why it was there.
    I tried zipping few files from the Windows Explorer context menu. Nothing, no sound, no new zip windows, not even a tiny screen flicker.
    I launched the program again giving it a chance to redeem itself.
    The wild movements of my CPU and RAM meters had me scrambling to shut it down.
    Since there was now a risk that my frown would create a permanent wrinkle on my brow, I Revo Uninstalled the program. There you go, no wrinkle :)

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  • 1 stars

    "Never Worked"

    January 22, 2012   |   By frankg01

    Version: Quick Zip 5.1.16

    Pros

    Absolutely none.

    Cons

    Installed itself and two other programs - a media player and a shell program - then immediately started updating itself. Bad enough, but then it would never start or work.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES - heaven only knows what havoc this might wreak with your computer.

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