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ZipThis

By Phatlinks.com Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Internet connections may be getting faster by the day, but big files are still tricky to send online. That's where Zip software, which shrinks files into smaller packages, comes in handy. The most popular way to compress big files remains the venerable WinZip, but programs such as ZipThis give computer users additional options. The program functions smoothly and effectively. Users simply identify where they want the final Zip archive of compressed files to be created, select which files to shrink and store, and the archive is created in just a few seconds. The resulting file is typically much smaller than the original, although the final size depends on what kind of file is being compressed. The program allows a user to launch an e-mail program with a single click, and easily send the newly created archive files over the Net. The compressed files can be opened, or unzipped, by whoever receives them, even if they don't have ZipThis on their own computer. We found a few minor cosmetic glitches, and would like to see a few more options for handling files. However, overall ZipThis is a simple alternative for anyone who seeks to compress their files for storage or for sending online.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 8, 2005
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 548
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

From downloading applications over the Internet to sharing files with friends, you are constantly faced with the problem of decompressing files. ZipThis! gives you the freedom to not only open these files but to also make your own. ZipThis! is able to integrate directly with Windows to make creating and managing archives easier and supports the most commonly used archive format on the net with the opportunity to extend it even further. ZipThis! lets you create files that are able to unzip themselves. Even if your friends haven't obtained ZipThis! yet, they can still use the files that you send them automatically. You can even launch your favorite e-mail client directly from ZipThis! with everything ready to send with a single click.