WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.5
  • Total Downloads:
    210,611,973
  • Date Added:
    August 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    853.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,727
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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WinZip has long been a go-to ZIP tool, so we were keen to try the all-new WinZip 18. It's much more than a cosmetic upgrade: A new compression engine zips, splits, and joins files faster than legacy versions, though of course WinZip still handles virtually any archive file type. It converts files to PDFs, adds watermarks, resizes photos, manages archives, and protects files with 128/256 bit encryption. Improved cloud navigation smoothly integrates WinZip with many more cloud services, including Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Cloud Links adds links to files via e-mail, IM, and social media. WinZip Express Add-Ons let you access many WinZip features directly from Outlook and other programs (These cost extra, though WinZip Express for Explorer was free with our download!). The full version of WinZip 18 (64-bit) is free to try for 21 days.

WinZip 18 installed over our existing program, though we had to choose between the new compression standard (better performance) and the default option, legacy compression (wide compatibility with large archives) -- though of course you're not limited to one or the other. Other setup options include themes and file associations. Setup finished with a Quick Start guide covering many of WinZip 18's new features, such as the Office-style Ribbon toolbar that accesses cloud-based resources directly (you can choose the old style interface and menus from WinZip's extensive Settings). We tried WinZip 18's new algorithm, which definitely feels fast and did a good job even with hard-to-squeeze media files. We really wanted to try WinZip 18's cloud features, though. We clicked "Save to Cloud" and then selected Dropbox from the list and then signed in. After that, we could access our Dropbox folders directly from WinZip. WinZip's Photos tool can integrate with your digital camera, too. WinZip Express for Explorer adds a QUICK-ZIP option to WinZip's extensive context menus. Help buttons are everywhere.

WinZip 18's improved engine and enhanced cloud services take a reliable, old favorite to a new level, and 64-bit integration will help keep it there. It's hard to get excited about a ZIP tool, but WinZip 18 just thrills us with its impressive features and ease of use.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of WinZip (64-bit) 18. The trial version is fully functional for 21 days.

 
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    "Installs Malware!"

    October 16, 2014   |   By crm115

    Version: WinZip 9.0

    Pros

    It will install something that unzips things

    Cons

    It will also install Malware. It installs a browser hijacker called Astromenda.

    Summary

    Don't install this. It installs malware. If you want any more proof of the shadiness of this download, look at the positive reviews. Some of them are just copy and paste jobs presumably from one person lazily submitting multiple reviews.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 18.5
    • New! Direct integration with more cloud services: Share easily with Box, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, CloudMe and now SugarSync.
    • Enhanced! Cloud navigation: WinZip 18 lets you access and manage your files in the cloud as easily as the files on your computer. Send files to and from the cloud, save between cloud accounts, and monitor your cloud storage space all with WinZip.
    • New! Cloud Links: Quickly send links to your cloud files by email, social media and more.
    • Enhanced file compression: With an enhanced Zip engine under the hood, WinZip 18 now compresses Zip and Zipx files even smaller than before.
    • New! WinZip Express Add-Ons: The full WinZip 18 product also includes support for the new WinZip Express Add-Ons for Windows Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Photos and SharePoint. With these new affordable add-ons, instantly access key WinZip features including Zip, encryption and cloud sharing. For a limited time, customers can download the WinZip Express for Explorer free with their WinZip 18 purchase.
    General
    Publisher WinZip Computing
    Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
    Release Date January 20, 2014
    Date Added August 28, 2014
    Version 18.5
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 853.2KB
    File Name winzip185-cnet.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 210,611,973
    Downloads Last Week 22,727
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 21-day trial
    Price $29.95

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