WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1778 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    19
  • Total Downloads:
    210,796,841
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 29, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (21-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    18,032
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WinZip's latest update takes the industry-standard compression tool to new heights by adding the ability to manage and archive data in the cloud.

Pros

Comprehensive syncing: WinZip 19 lets you manage and sync with most popular cloud services: Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, MediaFire, SugarSync, and CloudMe.

Integrated experience: WinZip 19's newly streamlined interface is almost identical to Windows Explorer's, for a fluid transition between browsing files on your computer and managing files on WinZip. You can switch back to the classic view, if you prefer.

Effortless setup: Getting your accounts to work with the new WinZip is relatively easy. Just log in and give the app permission to maintain your files on your preferred cloud service. In our tests, some hosts like Box and Google Drive took time to get everything situated, but the overall process went smoothly.

Manage, back up, and share: You can now migrate data across different clouds, and encrypt, compress, or even back up data from one dashboard. Zipping files is still as fast as you would expect. Additional features like PDF conversion, watermark addition, or image resizing during zipping allow you to quickly upload and share your work.

Security: Encrypting your ZIP file in the cloud provides an additional layer of defense in case your account is compromised. So even if data thieves snatch your files, they can't access them.

Cons

Classic view hides new features: The classic interface is a welcome feature for veteran users but is not designed with the new features in mind. Performing basic tasks, such as transferring files between cloud services, is a chore, making you dig through menus and tabs. Stick to the new UI unless you're really attached to the classic look.

Bottom Line

WinZip 19 demonstrates how the prominent utility has moved beyond compression and unzipping. There's plenty to like about the latest WinZip: the uncomplicated interface, the ability to bridge different cloud services, and file encryption. If you're looking to manage all your cloud storage from a single interface, the new WinZip 19 is an excellent choice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"Long time WinZip user"

November 28, 2014  |  By madmanperez

 |  Version: WinZip 19

Pros

Easy to use. Upgrade assurance has made my WinZip experience simple ad easy.
Small upgrade fee get new releases as they become available. I just ignore all the additional e-mails for fee downloads of system utilities and the like. I all ready have a slew of utilities (some free others not so) that perform most if not all of the features touted by these WinZip system utilities.

Program performs as it always has, great. can't say I use all the new fetures, but what I do use works perfectly.

Cons

Absolutely none

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1 stars

"Upgrade assurance not honored"

November 16, 2014  |  By irqthecat

 |  Version: WinZip 19

Pros

None at all

Cons

Unable to register

Summary

Ordered and paid for 18.5 Pro with upgrade assurance. Tried to upgrade to 19 Pro, WinZip refuses to honor my purchased upgrade assurance. They have not responded to any of my follow on e-mails with purchase receipt information. Interesting enough, if previous version registration information is requested online, I get only for WinZip Courier 6.0 which was purchased several years ago. No registration info was provided for registered versions after that.

WinZip is no longer my preferred choice for a file compression utility

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1 stars

"WinZip has become a den of theives"

November 13, 2014  |  By crtjr

 |  Version: WinZip 19

Pros

unzips programs

Cons

fake you out with the free download which is really a tryware, so after the period expires, you can't use it. So, now I have to unload it for something really free. They just don't get that file compression technology is not enough o build a company on so they play these games and those like other people reported. Then when you see some of their canned positive reviews, it let's you know how really shady they've become... use it to bring in customers not cheat or hook them into buying stuff they don't want.

Summary

Forget the frustration, go elsewhere, they're just as good... its basic file compression for crying out loud.

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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

November 12, 2014  |  By canopykn

 |  Version: WinZip 19

Pros

Excellent product , even dummies like me can use it.

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 19
  • Easier zipping: Built-in local and cloud file management means it is easy to browse and select the files you want without leaving WinZip. Touch support puts the power of WinZip at your fingertips on any touch-enabled device or computer. WinZip 19 is also optimized for 2-in-1 computers, switching its layout automatically depending on whether you are using your system in tablet or notebook mode.
  • Rich file management: Save time with the easy-to-access file management features built into the new WinZip 19 interface. Copy, move, rename and delete local and cloud files with ease. Open, edit and print local files. Plus, see how much space your devices and cloud services have available. Do all this and more without having to leave WinZip.
  • Change the interface to suit your task: Easily change the WinZip 19 interface to hide or show the features you need. WinZip 19 displays zipping features by default, but you can easily switch to the file management pane when you want to work with your files. Like the WinZip you know? Just click to use the familiar ribbon.
  • Easily find the features you need: WinZip is more dynamic than ever with the new context-sensitive action pane that changes to display the right tools for the job. When you are zipping files, for example, Save and Share options appear automatically, so you can quickly select the destinations for your zip.
  • More flexible file conversion: Whether you are converting to PDF, resizing photos, adding watermarks or encrypting, you can select or change settings before, during or after you have created your zip. Plus, WinZip lets you choose whether the changes are applied to all the files in your zip or only to the individual files you have selected.
  • Streamlined sharing: Get easy access to all your sharing options in the new WinZip interface to quickly share by email, your clouds, instant messaging services or popular social sites.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 19
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,796,841
Downloads Last Week 18,032
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $29.95

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