WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1777 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0 SR-1
  • Total Downloads:
    210,643,419
  • Date Added:
    June 10, 2005
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The reigning top dog of the utility world gets some nice behind-the-scenes improvements while maintaining the familiar usability and interface that we've come to trust. WinZip is still king at creating ZIP archives, and this new version expands its kingdom on a number of fronts. New features include AES 128- and 256-bit encryption for tighter security, an improved compression algorithm that gives you better compression ratios, and new technologies that remove the size restrictions on ZIP archives. Other handy features include a user-friendly zipping wizard, a split archive function that converts even very large ZIP files into manageable sizes for easier e-mailing, span-disk capability for complete backups, integration with virus-protection software, and the ability to drop whole programs into one self-extracting archive.

Although this is the most compatible version to date, WinZip still relies on ZIP alone to archive your files. We would have liked to see support for RAR, ISO, and ACE archives. Overall, however, WinZip is a fantastic program, and the new features improve on what it does best. Whether you're an old pro or a new user, this is a must-have upgrade.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1777 votes

    • 5 star 596
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 271
    • 2 star 105
    • 1 star 203
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3 stars

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January 13, 2009  |  By vincenzo1977

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

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4 stars

"Ya he usado versiones anteriores de WinZip a satisfaccion"

October 10, 2006  |  By arcamoreno

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

De gran ayuda para aproverchar los espacios

Cons

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3 stars

"Not the best"

November 06, 2005  |  By akasp

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

This program is NOT the best in my oppinion. The WinRAR is better.

Cons

I don't like it, and the total commander has got a zip program too, and it's unnecessary. The winrar is better.

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1 stars

"Obsolete software"

October 25, 2005  |  By EYE_test_software

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Cons

WinRar and others are much better.

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5 stars

"An essential software for every Desktop"

October 24, 2005  |  By oogle

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

Downloading and unzipping files is like a breeze, and with many years of improving their product, this is an excellent software every user must have on their Desktop.

Cons

I would rather use their version without Google's bundle, unless, of course, that is exactly what I want.

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5 stars

"It's Great!!!"

October 21, 2005  |  By LaurieA

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

I started using this software on advice of a friend, now that I have it, I wish I would have found this product a long time ago.I have used this because I want to back up my hard drive of the things that are precious to me. I had problems with Nero making my files into video files, but with Winzip, after I make my video files into winzip files and use the Nero fuction of making a data disk, It does what I want it to. For example, I put a video file I had that was 220MB into a winzip file, burnt it onto a CDR and then put it onto another computer. It took winzip all of less than 2 minutes to extract the file onto the other computer after i had put it into the other computer's CD Rom. I highly suggest that this product is worth a try and I don't think that you will be disappointed with it.

Cons

I don't have any

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3 stars

"OK but the author is greedy"

October 13, 2005  |  By srs2

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

Attractive interface. It's not as easy to use as it could be, but it feels solid and authoritative.

Cons

Don't buy this product. The author is intentionally holding back the progress of file compression in order to maintain WinZip's market share. It would be easy for him to add more compression options, which would enable WinZip users to handle files in more (and often better) formats like 7z, ACE, and RAR. But he doesn't want to increase the popularity of these formats because a lot of people associate "ZIP" with WinZip. Everyone has a right to make a profit, but since WinZip is so widespread he would be doing users a service to add more support options. It's embarrassing how few formats this program supports even in the upcoming version TEN.

After a little research, these other alternatives might be a good choice. Nearly all of them support FAR more formats than the stone age WinZip program.

IZArc, ZIP Reader, TUGZip, ZipZag, StuffIt Expander, 7-Zip, FreeZip, ZipMagic, WinRAR, WinAce, PKZIP, ZipGenius, PowerArchiver, UltimateZip, BitZipper, Total Commander, Netzip, Info-ZIP UnZip

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4 stars

"Cool, fast and rock solid"

October 05, 2005  |  By zx9rfatpg

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

Been around forever, great compression and solid performance. I don't think I've ever had a crash or problem with it.

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3 stars

"Not worth the money"

October 01, 2005  |  By Bormann

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

Good program.

Cons

There are free programs available that will handle .zip, as well as other types of files, such as .rar, just to name one, which is apparently becoming more popular. Thus, I wouldn't pay $29.00 for this one.

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5 stars

"Excellent"

September 29, 2005  |  By silver_mx

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0 SR-1

Pros

A must have!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date June 10, 2005
Date Added June 10, 2005
Version 9.0 SR-1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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 Not available
Price $29

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