ZIP Reader

ZIP Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 117 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.18
  • Total Downloads:
    2,018,488
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    721
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This freeware ZIP-file extractor doesn't have much to offer most users, but you'll need it to open archives encrypted with PKWare products such as PKZIP or SecureZIP. ZIP Reader's interface couldn't be more laconic; you simply select which file to extract and where. You can also access the program by right-clicking an archive in Windows Explorer. ZIP Reader supports popular archive formats besides ZIP, including RAR, TAR, and GZIP. In our tests, however, it scrambled the names of files written in Cyrillic letters. If you need ZIP Reader, you probably already know it, and don't need convincing. But if you don't use PKWare software, you're probably better off with another, more full-featured utility.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star 48
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
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5 stars

"Free and simple to use, intuitive interface, all I use"

April 26, 2010  |  By ivorybow

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

It is free! And it works! What more could we want. It is the only unzipper I use.

Cons

I have never had any problems.

Summary

Fast to install, easy to use, never a problem.

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1 stars

"Can't use."

April 23, 2010  |  By msskippy

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

Nothing. Doesn't work.

Cons

Only downloaded in order to open zipped email attachments. Am unable to do so.

Summary

See above

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4 stars

"works a treat"

March 15, 2010  |  By bazpom1

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

its not to hard to use has many diversions that are very usfull

Cons

the best version is not free

Summary

much more room on computer

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4 stars

"No-frills, easy to use, reads anything.....FREE."

February 26, 2010  |  By d-l-white

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

Handy, easy to use utility for those times when you absolutely, positively, gotta unlock something RIGHT NOW, without the bulk and complexity of a WinZip or WinRAR. Quick, hassle-free download & install, no uninstall issues, small footprint and FREE

Cons

It's hard to detect any negatives, but this is a seldom-used tool, and I pre-emptively took away one star in anticipation of future discovery.

Summary

MY bottom line was immediate need to unlock shared server files at work from a business partner who didn't anticipate the problems that would ensue for those among us who are accustomed to simply downloading and opening files (even mega-sized ones). This particular archive was a final set of building plans for a large-scale airport renovation project, and time was critical. I was prepared to download and try several different programs before I finally hit on one that would do the trick without requiring a tech manual or a steep learning curve. Much to my surprise and delight, the appropriately (if unimaginatively) named "Zip Reader" jumped at the opportunity to unlock my archive, and did so with alacrity. Anyone who needs a quick-fix, easy to use utility for those occasions when you lack the requisite extraction tool would be daft not to give Zip Reader a try.

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5 stars

"Fast, easy and free - I love it!"

February 07, 2010  |  By sheloveswine

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

I am not at all technical, so I was thrilled that I was able to download it and get it get it to work....and it works very well.... prefer it to WinZip

Cons

There is nothing about this application that I dislike

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5 stars

"Fast and Simple"

December 28, 2009  |  By mbarcenas53

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

It is very easy to use

Cons

Just reader

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4 stars

"Exactly what i needed,Thank You"

December 18, 2009  |  By rboudie

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

extremly easy to use

Cons

This column is not applicable

Summary

I was able to use this product to unzip pic. sent to me.

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4 stars

"super fast and simple!"

October 14, 2009  |  By soonergold

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

user friendly and extremely fast.....does exactly what it claims to do.

Cons

would have liked an archive section

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5 stars

"very good product"

September 02, 2009  |  By shayaboo

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

very good product

Cons

it's just u that i don't like. cuz u ask too many questions.

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4 stars

"Good add on. I am still trying to get used to using it."

September 01, 2009  |  By ryymd

 |  Version: ZIP Reader 8.0.18

Pros

It helps me in extraction of speific files.

Cons

Not too simple to us or am I just too novice?

Summary

I like the product cause it helps me in my work. I just wish it would be a lot more user friendly. Thanks.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PKWARE
Publisher web site http://www.pkware.com/index.php?src=cnet
Release Date February 11, 2005
Date Added February 11, 2005
Version 8.0.18
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.93MB
File Name ZIPReader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,018,488
Downloads Last Week 721
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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