WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0
  • Total Downloads:
    210,748,122
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 10, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (45-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,369
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: WinZip is now bundled with Google Toolbar and Google Desktop Search. Installation of these components is optional.

Editors' Review

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Version 12 of this venerable archiving tool packs a couple of excellent new compression features and enhancements. The best new feature lets users compress JPEG images, known for being hard to reduce in size because of their already-compressed nature. We saw file-size gains of about 20 percent in JPEG-only archives.

Another new feature, Zip from Camera, lets you transfer and compress photos directly from your camera as long as the model is supported. This feature also worked flawlessly in our tests. The improved thumbnail view not only lets users view thumbnails of their archived images--but it also lets users browse images within ZIPs without having to extract files first.

Encryption features get more than a new coat of paint in this version, with customizable password requirements and enhancements for system administrators that let them determine how, if at all, encryption is enforced. AES is supported, with the option for both 128-bit and 256-bit security. Files and folders can also be renamed within a ZIP, and the new Smart View is content-sensitive, automatically choosing the Thumbnail view for images, for example. We like the flexible drag-and-drop support, allowing you to drag files to and from the interface, which will zip or unzip them automatically.

We also like the contextual menus that enable you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 62 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1778 votes

    • 5 star 597
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 271
    • 2 star 105
    • 1 star 203
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1 stars

"Placed Order for WinZip but haven't received license."

September 23, 2009  |  By Reardon6262

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

can't think of any

Cons

Placed Order for WinZip but haven't received license. Winzip charged my twice for no license and now they tell me it's my problem. They have ripped me off and no one will help.

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4 stars

"It is very good"

May 20, 2009  |  By Demeule Robert

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

it is very usfule

Cons

Noting wromg

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5 stars

"Great work"

May 07, 2009  |  By firstsite2008

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

I really love this software because it caters all my needs of file compression

Cons

not in general.

Summary

It is really great software because it lets you to compress files in any format ranging from zip to rar. Also as this software is being developed and new versions are released, the compression ratio is increasing much. Also it has very good user controls that are easy to navigate and use

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2 stars

"Sorry, was not impressed."

May 05, 2009  |  By OldeFart

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

Just like Disney, this gadget's been around since dirt.. You gotta love it..

Cons

Well not on my watch...

Summary

What ever happened to the ' just unzip and use '..? I found it (this version) to be too complicated to use (with it's newly acquired whistles and bells).. I could never get it to just.. unzip and place the elements in my designated folder like in the old days, no! This thing has to imply complications so you would forget it's humble roots.. and then (as is nagged at you from the get go) you gotta PAY for the privledge of being totally turned-off.. Again, I was not impressed...

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1 stars

"TROJAN DO NOT TOUCH "Trojan.generic.A!ct""

May 02, 2009  |  By anonuser01

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS!

Cons

TROJAN!!!!!

As soon as I downloaded this look!!! ' "Trojan.generic.A!ct" Was blocked from infecting your system'

Summary

TROJAN!!!!!

As soon as I downloaded this look!!! ' "Trojan.generic.A!ct" Was blocked from infecting your system'

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

April 28, 2009  |  By adsltan

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Price - make it lower to be more attractive!

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5 stars

"excelent best bro"

April 28, 2009  |  By sahah

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

excelent best bro

Cons

excelent best bro

Summary

excelent best bro

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4 stars

"Just as good as ever"

April 25, 2009  |  By Yogi

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

Very easy to use

Cons

None really

Summary

Works great but so did WinZip 7,8,9,10,11 so it's about the same to me i would say if you have any of the other WinZip's why upgrade

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4 stars

"Works well, very pleased"

April 22, 2009  |  By chris555f16

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

Opened damaged zip file

Cons

Price, I am disabled and live on $1,050.00 per month.

Summary

The ad banners in the trial version are a real turn off, the batch file zip utility was not readilly aparent, I'm used to just shift clicking, and you have a little problem doing that ...otherwise more plus features than not and certianly better to use than Vista's native capabilitys.

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1 stars

"Umm has anyone ever heard of 7zip?"

April 22, 2009

 |  Version: WinZip 12.0

Pros

it decompresses files

Cons

It has you pay for something you can get for free

Summary

Go and get 7zip!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0
WinZip 12 adds new features for JPEG compression, the capability to ZIP files directly from a digital camera, an enhanced thumbnail view, a built-in image viewer, support for the LZMA compression method, customizable password policies, more encryption options, and other new features.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date September 10, 2008
Date Added September 10, 2008
Version 12.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,748,122
Downloads Last Week 21,369
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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