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WinZip

$29.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20
  • Total Downloads:
    211,625,918
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (21-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    669.68KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,838
  • 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

    2.0

    out of 4 votes

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    • 4 star 0
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    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1788 votes

    • 5 star 598
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 272
    • 2 star 106
    • 1 star 210
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5 stars

"The best and one of the oldest file compress app"

January 22, 2016  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

2016-01-22 17:02:32  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

 |  Version: WinZip 20

Pros

Up-to-date
Pro version
Support all files
Comprehensive
Professional
Windows friendly
Handy

Cons

Haven't caught any bad side

Summary

One of the oldest
Best
Support
Advanced users and my choice
Up-to-date

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1 stars

"Costs a lot for something Windows does for free"

January 16, 2016  |  By dgthomson1

2016-01-16 15:40:19  |  By dgthomson1

 |  Version: WinZip 20

Pros

Can't think of any

Cons

Expensive, complicated interface if all you want is unzipping. When you install the trial version it automatically sets itself as the default unzipper app and so you can't see, or access, Window's (W10 for me) ability to unzip files all on its own.

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1 stars

"dont install"

January 09, 2016

2016-01-09 12:42:51

 |  Version: WinZip 20

Pros

there are no pros of getting a virus from this

Cons

I click to install this and after it downloaded it made explorer not work (meaning your desktop and dock with your pinned programs including start up menu) it made everything disappear except the internet browsing window and task manager did not work when i pressed clr, alt, delete all at the same time. I had to press f8 button to enter safe mode after i forced shutdown my computer and f8 for boot mode selection didnt come up when it says to push esc for options, so it hid f8 out of the f buttons, and wouldnt uninstall in safe mode, so i had to use recovery and restore to a previous system image to restore my computer to before it was infected with the virus

Summary

do not install this unless you want an infected computer!!!! you have been warned!

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1 stars

"IT'S A RIP-OFF"

December 01, 2015

2015-12-01 02:48:00

 |  Version: WinZip 20

Pros

It works like others.

Cons

Costs a ridiculous amount.
Tries to include adware.
Free competitors.

Summary

This is a rip-off for most people. My older laptop with Windows 7 doesn't have an built-in extract/zip tool, so the Microsoft support said I needed a 3rd party tool like WinZip. I downloaded to try for a measly 15 days to find out none of the "extra" features were testable, although I wouldn't even use them. Then they want $38 then $8 every year after. The extra tools are of no value to me and take up space. Free/cheap and more user friendly zip programs are plentiful, so skip the trial. Corel should be ashamed to have their name on such a trap, or use the WinZip name to push a overpriced product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20
Building on WinZip 20's file sharing innovations and fully upgraded 64-bit engine, this release introduces unprecedented advancements in WinZip technology:
  • ultra-fast zip engine that taps into your computer's full processing power
  • next-generation technology that harnesses the power of AMD graphics processors
  • streamlined interface with a more attractive, intuitive look-and-feel
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date October 27, 2015
Date Added October 30, 2015
Version 20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 669.68KB
File Name winzip20-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,625,918
Downloads Last Week 13,838
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $29.95

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