WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0 Build 8688
  • Total Downloads:
    210,643,419
  • Date Added:
    December 19, 2009
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,412
  • 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

    3.9

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 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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3 stars

"used a few times works sometimes"

February 13, 2010  |  By paulmark2740

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

fast gets the job done

Cons

only worked sometimes

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4 stars

"Seems to be more user friendly"

February 12, 2010  |  By hopechild1

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

I have only used it once and I have found it to be easier to use

Cons

No cons yet

Summary

I will get into this deeper once I have used it more.

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5 stars

"Great but there are great FREE alternatives too"

February 10, 2010  |  By brainetree

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

Winzip looks great, smooth and near perfect

Cons

The only drawback is the cost, as high as $49. for the pro.

Summary

I use 7-Zip. It does it all, even opens Winrar files. I like the look of Winzip, so used Reource Hacker to give 7-Zip the Winzip look.

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1 stars

"could not use it"

February 07, 2010  |  By michelesato

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

nothing to state, except that fortunately there is win RAR.

Cons

it is not free

Summary

i could not use the programme

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4 stars

"Very helpful & efficient"

February 03, 2010  |  By bsoaringeagle

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

efficient and intuitive; easy to use for us novices

Cons

not sure how to use the two methods of use

Summary

well worth the cost

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4 stars

"no problem."

January 31, 2010  |  By polrobert

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

relatively easy to use

Cons

little long to download

Summary

good options

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5 stars

"The best zip program!"

January 28, 2010  |  By 12buttmuncher

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

there are many pros.

Cons

none. I don't see anything

Summary

WinZip is among the best compression programs available, true.

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5 stars

"great piece of software"

January 19, 2010  |  By sepasco

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

not applicable

Summary

Great piece of software that's easy to use.

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5 stars

"Powerful Software Worth the Cost"

January 18, 2010  |  By lrushforth

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

The ability to create and run automated "jobs" facilitates backups. The configuration can be customized, and the drag-and-drop feature is outstanding. Integration into Windows' right-click menus makes WinZip available almost anywhere.

Cons

Some of the screens are not intuitive, and it takes some experimenting to get use to how it wants to create new files.

Summary

This is very powerful space-saving software. It includes encryption, multiple-disk spanning, image compression tools, document shredding, integration with e-mail, and automated "jobs". Although some of the menus and screens are somewhat confusing, most tasks can be done with a right-click of a mouse or using the drag-and-drop feature. It's not perfect, but I've seen nothing better.

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2 stars

"Not worth the cost."

January 17, 2010  |  By richard coombs

 |  Version: WinZip 14.0 Build 8688

Pros

Does the job well, but not worth the cost. I found that WinZip 14 told me I had already installed it and the trial period was over.

Cons

Too expensive. Prefer to use my old version of WinZip 7, without the trial limitation.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0 Build 8688
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 December 19, 2009
Date Added December 19, 2009
Version 14.0 Build 8688
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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