WinZip

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1768 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11
File Size:
801.6KB
Date Added:
November 15, 2006
Price:
Free to try; $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
210,316,234
Downloads Last Week:
22,821
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' review

This venerable tool packs plenty of features for simple compression needs, along with superior security tools for advanced compression and backup-file management. You can run WinZip using the optional Wizard interface for a step-by-step guide to easy compression, or you can use the classic interface to set file and folder compressions to your specifications.

You also can change the view to a Windows Explorer format, making it easy to navigate your hard drive when creating a compressed archive. The AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption method provides excellent security for your files, with the option for both 128-bit (lower-level) and 256-bit (higher-level) security. We like the flexible drag-and-drop support, allowing you to drag files to and from the interface which zips or unzips them automatically.

We also like the contextual menus (right-click) that enable you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly, including complex tasks like zipping a file and automatically attaching it to an e-mail for quick delivery. 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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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 1768 votes

    • 5 star: 593
    • 4 star: 602
    • 3 star: 270
    • 2 star: 105
    • 1 star: 198
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 345 votes

    • 5 star: 104
    • 4 star: 138
    • 3 star: 62
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 27
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