WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0
  • Total Downloads:
    210,732,694
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2009
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,060
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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With version 14 of this venerable archiving tool, WinZip aims specifically at Windows 7 compliance and enhancements, and adds a few other new features, too. WinZip in Windows 7 gets extensive support for libraries, tools, and recent archives in the jumplist, previews in Windows Explorer for certain file types, and basic touch-screen support. Multitouch support is limited to rotating pictures previewed from WinZip archives.

WinZip 14 also includes minor security enhancements. New automatic wiping keeps confidential data secret by "shredding" the temporary file that WinZip creates by default whenever it opens an archive. The shredding uses U.S. Department of Defense standard DoD 5220.22-M. WinZip 14 now also supports the built-in AES encryption in Intel-based computers, speeding up the time it takes to encrypt an archive. This builds on the encryption overhaul from last year's version, which included customizable password requirements and enhancements for determining how, if at all, encryption would be enforced.

WinZip 14 retains its large feature set, including drag-and-drop support, content-sensitive previews. It has better JPEG compression that can see JPEG-only archives up to 20 percent smaller, Zip from Camera, and deep context menu support enables you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. However, while installing you should keep an eye out for the Google Toolbar and the "WinZip Computing" that collects anonymous usage data; both are opt-out. Still, 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

    4.0

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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4 stars

"helps me with compressed email files"

December 17, 2009  |  By cols2605

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

helps me unzip downloaded files

Cons

nothing i dont like

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3 stars

"not completely free"

December 17, 2009  |  By BATTCO

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

does a good job in an efficient manner

Cons

was misled at first thinking it was free and not that easy to use if one is a beginner like me,i would have liked it to have a more guided interface...

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4 stars

"use only when I download unzip file it works well 4 me"

December 16, 2009  |  By bhardas

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

icon driven with good help features

Cons

have not tried any other features

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4 stars

"WinZip is a great Utility that everyone needs"

December 15, 2009  |  By Wallygtr13

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

Allows you to use a good compression format

Cons

Zip files is not the only compression format available such as RAR and it doesn't handle RAR files

Summary

Still a great utility

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5 stars

"Improved UI, very generous trial policy."

December 11, 2009  |  By CBKodiak

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

Imoroved UI

Cons

Nag screen requiring extra mouse click to activate.

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4 stars

"Good but not free :{"

December 07, 2009  |  By msemon

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

Winzip -- the leader in the field, their program continues to have great features.

Cons

I was spoiled by the generosity of Winzip - it was free for many years but around version 11 I decided to buy a license. I thought the license was good for all future versions but not so. This version requires an upgrade fee. So I went back to 11.

Summary

Great Program

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5 stars

"very easy to use"

December 07, 2009  |  By steve98203

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

downloaded easy made the project i was working on very easy to finish

Cons

i cannot think of anything bad about the product ..win zip is the only zip i use

Summary

love the product, very easy to use almost does everything for you itself..win zip gets better every time they upgrade..good work tool to have ..i take many pictues around the area and am able to send multibles very easy with win zip..great product..

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5 stars

"My go to for unzipping"

December 06, 2009  |  By jmhx7

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

Does all the unzipping I need and quick menu access

Cons

no negative feedback to report

Summary

Was using alzip - this is better and faster and seems to use less resources.

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4 stars

"good alternitive"

December 05, 2009  |  By paulgeukens

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

good alternitive

Cons

good alternitive

Summary

good alternitive

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2 stars

"I need to compress video, photos and music"

December 05, 2009  |  By Rkatz42

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0

Pros

The GUI looks good and I was able to compress excel workbooks well

Cons

Not supporting the big file formats such as video , music or photos

Summary

This tool did not make a dent in my photo, video or music file collections which I want to compress and uploade to an online storage service.

I need a tool that will compress the big multi media files I have on my hard drives. I will only use Zip now for text files which are rarely big files in anycase.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0
WinZip 14 takes full advantage of new Windows 7 enhancements, further simplifying your work through its support of Windows 7 libraries, jump lists or gesture support on your touch screen PC. For better security, WinZip 14 introduces automatic wiping, which helps you to keep your confidential information confidential.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date November 24, 2009
Date Added October 14, 2009
Version 14.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,732,694
Downloads Last Week 21,060
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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