WinZip 12.1

WinZip 12.1

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1774 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.1 build 8519
  • Total Downloads:
    210,643,419
  • Date Added:
    June 16, 2009
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Note: WinZip is now bundled with Google Toolbar and Google Desktop Search. Installation of these components is optional.

Editors' Review

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Version 12 of this venerable archiving tool packs a couple of excellent new compression features and enhancements. The best new feature lets users compress JPEG images, known for being hard to reduce in size because of their already-compressed nature. We saw file-size gains of about 20 percent in JPEG-only archives.

Another new feature, Zip from Camera, lets you transfer and compress photos directly from your camera as long as the model is supported. This feature also worked flawlessly in our tests. The improved thumbnail view not only lets users view thumbnails of their archived images--but it also lets users browse images within ZIPs without having to extract files first.

Encryption features get more than a new coat of paint in this version, with customizable password requirements and enhancements for system administrators that let them determine how, if at all, encryption is enforced. AES is supported, with the option for both 128-bit and 256-bit security. Files and folders can also be renamed within a ZIP, and the new Smart View is content-sensitive, automatically choosing the Thumbnail view for images, for example. We like the flexible drag-and-drop support, allowing you to drag files to and from the interface, which will zip or unzip them automatically.

We also like the contextual menus that enable you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. Overall, WinZip is among the best compression programs available, providing all the features necessary to create easy backups, compress e-mail files, and manage downloaded files from the Internet.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1774 votes

    • 5 star 595
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 271
    • 2 star 105
    • 1 star 201
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4 stars

"self exe very nice"

October 27, 2009  |  By THOR_46

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

its all here. no need to shop for multiple zip programs

Cons

not all files downloaded as zip files were unzipped

Summary

with the new features included in 12.1 you will have all the tools you need.

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4 stars

"Great product and easy to use."

October 08, 2009  |  By tkm7

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

I found the product easier to use than earlier versions.

Cons

I have not encountered any cons thus far but will let you know as I use it more.

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4 stars

"Still the best."

October 05, 2009  |  By enriquecaliente

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

Easy to use as always.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Easy to use and always has worked as advertised.

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2 stars

"Not Intuitive For Me..."

October 01, 2009  |  By snaapp

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

Lots of features

Cons

Although not an admitted zip power user, I found Winzip's set of programs not very straight forward to do simple things.

Summary

Give me a 30 second way to zip a picture that can be opened by anyone, and attach it to an email without having to wade through the Help documentation.

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3 stars

"Good product software"

October 01, 2009  |  By stately

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

Seems to be as good as previous version.

Cons

I had to uninstall the WinZip 12.1, it interfered with my Foxit PDF Reader I had installed, I couldn't read my pdf files.

Summary

Perhaps I will re-install WinZip 12.1 in the future, if I feel I need it. But for now it will stay in my download folder as a in case I need it. Other than this, my Windows XP automatically unzips things for me.

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4 stars

"great product . . does everything I need"

September 30, 2009  |  By scagan

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

easy to use . . has the features I need

Cons

nothing really as the product does what I need

Summary

easy to use, quick download and install.

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4 stars

"very good good far"

September 30, 2009  |  By bossb65

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

makes it easy unzip appropriate files

Cons

have not had any problems yet

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2 stars

"Costly for a free service"

September 29, 2009  |  By AlphyB

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

Works well

Cons

The fact that 7 zip does the same for free

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3 stars

"Effective & fast"

September 28, 2009  |  By avneraleh

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

Flexible and fast

Cons

couldn't find, but used once

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5 stars

"Fast, Effective,Convenient"

September 26, 2009  |  By outterlimit

 |  Version: WinZip 12.1 12.1 build 8519

Pros

WinZip,easy to follow directions.Locate,Right click menu on any file.Anyone can operate WinZip with little or no computer experience.

Cons

With customer friendly settings I was unable to locate anything negative about WinZip.

Summary

After researching Zip file programs,WinZip reviews are the most positive of all Zip programs.WinZip lives up to it's reputation.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date June 16, 2009
Date Added June 16, 2009
Version 12.1 build 8519
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,643,419
Downloads Last Week 22,412
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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