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WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1782 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.5.10095
  • Total Downloads:
    211,320,240
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    697.63KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,315
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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WinZip version 16 has hit the streets, bringing with it a few features aimed at keeping the venerable archiving tool in the cool crowd. Plus, with its all-new native 64-bit engine, this newest release runs just a bit smoother and faster than before.

But first things first--the guts of the program. WinZip 16 retains its large feature set, including drag-and-drop support and content-sensitive previews. It can compress images by up to 25 percent and has a "Zip from Camera" wizard, 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 Kaspersky Security Scan companion install; it is an opt-out offer.

WinZip 16 also 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. Other security features include built-in AES encryption and customizable password requirements, both of which could prove handy in conjunction with WinZip's shiny new sharing features.

Seamlessly integrated into WinZip 16's interface is ZipSend. With a few clicks, ZipSend can help you to circumvent E-mail attachment restrictions thanks to partner YouSendIt's cloud storage and file transfer powers. Right off the bat, the feature allows you to e-mail up to 50MB of zipped data for free, and up to 2GB if you're a ZipSend Pro user. While ZipSend may seem a bit convoluted, as it's powered by YouSendIt and requires a separate install of an app called WinZip Courier, it is certainly a perfect complement to WinZip's core archiving functions.

The other big addition to version 16 is ZipShare, a convenient and smart feature that lets you upload your ZIP file to the cloud, and post a link on your Facebook Wall for others to download, all with a few clicks. It's impressive, no doubt, but we still feel it could use some tweaking. For one, we'd love to be able to tag people on the Wall post, in case the download is meant for one or more friends in particular. Also, we'd love to see a bit more flexibility in the form of sharing through direct messages or via other social networks. But even without these minor tweaks, ZipShare is still a useful feature that's sure to be exploited by WinZip's millions of users.

Finally, WinZip 16 includes a "Zip to Blu-ray" feature that lets you store up to 50GB of archived data per disc. While this feature likely won't be used as often as the others, it's still nice to have the capability.

Overall, we love the new additions that WinZip has incorporated. While they may not be ground-breaking by any means, they do add another layer of icing to an already delicious WinZip cake.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 5 votes

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    • 2 star 1
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    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 272
    • 2 star 106
    • 1 star 205
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5 stars

"Simple, Effective, and Fast"

September 11, 2012  |  By martman1

 |  Version: WinZip 16.5.10095

Pros

Simply amazing. Extracted my RAR files with ease. Faster than other programs.

Cons

Can't think of any at the moment.

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5 stars

"Works very well"

August 24, 2012  |  By HStables

 |  Version: WinZip 16.5.10095

Pros

Very good compression and reliable

Cons

Have not had any problems.

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3 stars

"How to separate the product from the producer?"

August 18, 2012  |  By meowneow

 |  Version: WinZip 16.5.10095

Pros

The software can unzip files and is easy to use.

Cons

All I want is to occasionally unzip a file - occasionally, as in two or three times a year. The cost of the product is way too much for that small amount of use.

Summary

WinZip used to offer an unzipping app for free but charge for the full application that included the zipping capability. A lot like Adobe does with its reader. Seemed to me that made a lot of sense. Now they only offer a 30-day trial then you have to buy the full product even if you only need the unzip function. My rating would be five stars for the functionality of what I used, but 0-1 stars to the company for their hard line, no-free-lunch policy. Fortunately, there are other folks out there who cater to the little people and our little needs. :)

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4 stars

"It is easy to use and very fast."

August 17, 2012  |  By alshadah

 |  Version: WinZip 16.5.10095

Pros

Easy to use, Quick download. Quick unzipping. Clear display.

Cons

None as to the few uses I have had,

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2 stars

"Excellent program - awfull software bundingly practices"

August 16, 2012  |  By rrjl

 |  Version: WinZip 16.5.10095

Pros

Ok, so I really think this program is great, I've owned, used it and upgraded it since 1999.

Cons

However, since taking it over Corel has decided to bundle it with other software, avg search in particular, that I absolutely do not want. The last upgrade, which I paid for, just installed avg withe express install. I am not going thru all my browser programs returning to my default search page to what it was before (the winzip express install overwrote this) as well as returning my default search provide (again the winzip express install overwrote this).

This is nonsence - esp. for a paid app.

Summary

In short 5 starts for the program itself - 3 stars for Corel's unacceptable (to me) bundling of AVG search with the express install.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.5.10095
Version 16.5.10095:
  • ultra-fast zip engine that taps into your computer's full processing power
  • next-generation technology that harnesses the power of AMD graphics processors
  • streamlined interface with a more attractive, intuitive look-and-feel
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date August 16, 2012
Date Added August 16, 2012
Version 16.5.10095
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 697.63KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,320,240
Downloads Last Week 11,315
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29.95

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