ZipGenius Standard Edition User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE! VERY INTRUSIVE!"

    March 3, 2013  |   By Thetinkthank

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3110

    Pros

    So Annoying I never got to the point of trying it. Frankly I don't care WHAT it can do!

    Cons

    Plasters all kinds of Horrible Shortcuts On YOUR desktop that are near IMPOSSIBLE to remove! Permission is to place A, GET THAT? >>>A<<< means a Single shortcut ZIPDUMMIES! Heres a few: Join ZIPGENIUS! what?!! and Follow ZIPGENIUS on Twitter! PWAHAHAHA! also Follow ZIPGENIUS on Google! Arghh... REVO uninstalled it cya

    Summary

    This salesware is so annoying that I joined CNET just to comment. And don't tell me you get what you pay for. This is a "thing" that explodes crap all over your computer without your permission. Just because your not paying someone doesn't give them license to do rude & abusive things. Found it on CNET so I cant trust CNET either goodbye for good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Better than most and fast."

    February 19, 2012  |   By gl2238

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3110

    Pros

    Very easy to use
    No problem installation

    Cons

    None noted

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It worked fine"

    February 7, 2012  |   By westymtnman

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3110

    Pros

    It worked fine for what I need it for.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Good product

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Actually ... not reliable at all"

    February 6, 2012  |   By not0000

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.0.2400

    Pros

    It is free. Unless you consider your time and efforts and those you work with to be of some value. In that case it is not even free.

    Cons

    Unreliable. Slow, not to encrypt ... after all, the author didn't write that piece ... the GUI is sloowww. I ran this program on several machines with different processors an OSes. It's behavior was unpredictable. Mostly it crashed a lot Windows 7, XP SP3, it didn't matter. It also doesn't seem to uniformly respect the fact that users don't want to be in an administrator account to run it. Sometimes it would simply freeze attempting to open a file it created. Other times, even the errors returned navigating its own menu structure were unpredictable.

    During the install one gets to opt out of desktop icons. Forget it. When done not only the desktop but the start menu are littered with half a dozen social networking icons. Gee thanks! I really, really can't wait to get your Tweets!

    Summary

    I'd rather pay a couple bucks to get something that actually works. Possibly this is a student project. Using it is like death by a thousand cuts.

    Updated on Feb 6, 2012

    @RR1K, while one can do these things with this utility, one must ask: 'So what?' One can do these things with every one of over a dozen other zip utilities. Utilities that actually work reliably, are truly simple to use, and are not a cluttered pile of nonsense.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, great integration, good program."

    December 4, 2011  |   By mrmagill

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3110

    Pros

    Integrates well into context menu.
    Free.
    Easy to use.
    Zero learning curve.

    Cons

    None found.

    Summary

    This is one of the best all-around compression programs I've used. I have tried others, but keep coming back to this one.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program"

    November 17, 2011  |   By thomasemmons

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3110

    Pros

    Easy to use. Does everything that I require to zip and unzip files.

    Cons

    None found.

    Summary

    Very good free program. I think it works as good or better than paid programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great for me."

    October 28, 2011  |   By RobRogue299

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3100

    Pros

    Easy to understand interface. Have not had a problem yet with any compressed file I have needed it for.

    Cons

    None that I have found yet.

    Summary

    Works fine. Lasts a long time. :)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works so far."

    October 14, 2011  |   By mattstaggs

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3100

    Pros

    I used it to unzip some files in .rar format. That worked. It was free. It put a shortcut on the desktop to "like" the product on twitter and facebook. Easily removed. For a free product that works I think that is fair play.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any significant problems.

    Summary

    Only used once or twice, but it works.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Currently bundled with Incredimail it appears."

    October 1, 2011  |   By garyjg

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3100

    Pros

    Good program without Incredimail.

    Cons

    Currently bundled with Incredimail.

    Summary

    I've no idea why but the two occasions I've downloaded this program I've also triggered an Incredimail download (and if you've had Incredimail on your PC you'll know what a nightmare it is). I can only assume that Incredimail is being bundled with this program. Cannot recommend it for that reason as both times it's been a complete nightmare trying to get Incredimail off of my PC.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does what its supposed to."

    May 7, 2011  |   By ARWM1979

    Version: ZipGenius Standard Edition 6.3.2.3000

    Pros

    So far so good.

    Cons

    Have not found any issues yet.

    Summary

    I used this app on xp and it was good. I now have windows 7 and so far its working its a little bit harder to use but so far its unzipped 4 large files without any problems.

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