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WinZip

By WinZip Computing Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of WinZip

  • Compress, encrypt, manage, and share files
  • Last updated on 09/10/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Mac
The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual 54MB download.

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 1, 2013

WinZip has long been a go-to ZIP tool, so we were keen to try the all-new WinZip 18. It's much more than a cosmetic upgrade: A new compression engine zips, splits, and joins files faster than legacy versions, though of course WinZip still handles virtually any archive file type. It converts files to PDFs, adds watermarks, resizes photos, manages archives, and protects files with 128/256 bit encryption. Improved cloud navigation smoothly integrates WinZip with many more cloud services, including Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Cloud Links adds links to files via e-mail, IM, and social media. WinZip Express Add-Ons let you access many WinZip features directly from Outlook and other programs (These cost extra, though WinZip Express for Explorer was free with our download!). The full version of WinZip 18 (64-bit) is free to try for 21 days.

WinZip 18 installed over our existing program, though we had to choose between the new compression standard (better performance) and the default option, legacy compression (wide compatibility with large archives) -- though of course you're not limited to one or the other. Other setup options include themes and file associations. Setup finished with a Quick Start guide covering many of WinZip 18's new features, such as the Office-style Ribbon toolbar that accesses cloud-based resources directly (you can choose the old style interface and menus from WinZip's extensive Settings). We tried WinZip 18's new algorithm, which definitely feels fast and did a good job even with hard-to-squeeze media files. We really wanted to try WinZip 18's cloud features, though. We clicked "Save to Cloud" and then selected Dropbox from the list and then signed in. After that, we could access our Dropbox folders directly from WinZip. WinZip's Photos tool can integrate with your digital camera, too. WinZip Express for Explorer adds a QUICK-ZIP option to WinZip's extensive context menus. Help buttons are everywhere.

WinZip 18's improved engine and enhanced cloud services take a reliable, old favorite to a new level, and 64-bit integration will help keep it there. It's hard to get excited about a ZIP tool, but WinZip 18 just thrills us with its impressive features and ease of use.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of WinZip (64-bit) 18. The trial version is fully functional for 21 days.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 25.0.14245

Version 25.0.14245:
  • More efficient file compression with duplicate file detection
  • Organize your photos in the cloud
  • Update contents of a Zip file to match the source
  • Combine PDF features
  • Sign new and existing PDF files
  • Access and edit files shared with you by others
  • Automatically save cloud files
  • Easy access to Background Tools
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Teams

General

Release September 10, 2020
Date Added September 10, 2020
Version 25.0.14245

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 219,894,107
Downloads Last Week 1,562
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Developer's Description

The world's #1 zip utility just got even better. With the all-new WinZip 25, we've put in the hard work so you can manage your files faster than ever before. You'll enjoy WinZip's best-in-class compression, as well as WinZip's renowned AES encryption, file sharing, and back up technologies. In WinZip 25, it's easier to access your favorite tools than ever before, with access to popular unzipping tools from the WinZip Ribbon. New background tools help you keep your folders clean and organized, and it's easy to automate routine background tasks to run simultaneously.

Working with PDFs is easier than ever, and you can now sign PDFs digitally on your computer in WinZip 25 Pro - saving you countless hours of printing and scanning documents. And that's in addition to improvements to the PDF tools users already know and love, including compression, conversion, merging, and reordering pages in PDFs. Brand new compression features help you to work more effectively. WinZip 25 scans and excludes duplicate files from your zip files, and refreshes the content of your zip files to match the content of the original source file, enabling you to keep all your zip files up to date with a few clicks.

WinZip 25 takes cloud computing to new levels, with a wide range of new features. Efficiently organize your photos and automatically save files you're working on in the cloud. There's new integrations with OneDrive and Google Drive, so you can easily access shared folders right from your desktop. All-new WinZip 25 also comes with support for Microsoft Teams. It's easy to share Zip files with your team members and colleagues using WinZip's Instant Messaging function, enabling you to work together effectively, wherever you are. With all these new features and more, all-new WinZip 25 will supercharge your computing experience. Browse, open, manage, share, sign, and protect files on your PC using the best compression software in the business - WinZip 25 Pro.