WinZip

WinZip

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  • Conifguration
  • Security
  • One click encryption

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Max Santillana Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 14.5
Winzip is the traditional Windows file compression application that has been redesigned and enhanced with new features. Its interface resembles Microsoft latest applications, and the ribbon bar has most of the options available on it.
For old fashioned users the old interface can be enabled instead.

WinZip opens and extracts content from the widest range of archive formats, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, BZ2, LHA, CAB, IMG, ISO. It also supports FIPS-197 certified 128- and 256-bit AES encryption for archive protection and creates self-extracting Zip files, ideal for distribution. All these mentioned features aren’t new; at least, for the last four years, WinZip has not changed much. But still among new features users will find:

A new design. A faster file compression. An integrated FTP client to upload backups to an off-site server. Encryption is added just by checking the option and pressing Zip. A contents preview has been added without the need of extracting files temporarily. It compresses digital photos and graphic images by 20 - 25% with no loss of quality. Other features include Windows 7 support, and an Office like interface with ribbon toolbars and clear icons for every feature and action.

Pros

  • FTP uploading.
  • Redesigned interface.
  • Faster compression speeds.
  • One click compression with encryption.
  • Better image compression.

Cons

  • Crashes on Windows 7.

What's new in version 19.5

NEW! Easier zipping
Built-in local and cloud file management means it's easy to browse and select the files you want without leaving WinZip. Touch support puts the power of WinZip at your fingertips on any touch-enabled device or computer. WinZip 19.5 is also optimized for 2-in-1 computers, switching its layout automatically depending on whether you are using your system in tablet or notebook mode. New auto-hide scroll bars maximize display space on devices.
NEW! Streamlined sharing
SmartShare makes sharing as easy as choosing a file and a destination. Select a file from your computer, cloud service or zip, then choose to share the file via social media, IM or email—and WinZip does the rest. Sharing by Facebook IM, Skype messages and other apps is easier with automatic links available for pasting from the Clipboard. WinZip Pro users can share an image directly from the File Viewer to social media sites with just a click.
NEW! WinZip Express
WinZip Express for Explorer, Office and Photos are now built into WinZip 19.5—and WinZip Express for Outlook is available as a free download. Get instant access to key WinZip features when working in other applications.*
NEW! Rich file management
Save time with the easy-to-access file management features built into the new WinZip 19.5 interface. Copy, move, rename and delete local and cloud files with ease. Open, edit and print local files. Plus, see how much space your devices and cloud services have available. Easily browse and find files in your zip with new thumbnails.
NEW! Change the interface to suit your task
Easily change the WinZip 19.5 interface to hide or show the features you need. WinZip 19.5 displays zipping features by default, but you can easily switch to the file management pane when you want to work with your files. WinZip configurable settings are now easier to find and adjust. Like the WinZip you know? Just click to use the familiar ribbon.
NEW! Easily find the features you need
WinZip is more dynamic than ever with the new slide-in Actions pane that changes to display the right tools for the job. When you're zipping files, for example, Save and Share options appear automatically, so you can quickly select the destinations for your zip.
NEW! More flexible file conversion
Whether you are converting to PDF, resizing photos, adding watermarks or encrypting, you can select or change settings before, during or after you have created your zip. Plus, WinZip lets you choose whether the changes are applied to all the files in your zip or only to the individual files you've selected.
NEW! Enhanced Backup (WinZip Pro only)
Enhanced automated backup creation and editing lets you skip steps where defaults or settings do not need to be changed.
 

Publisher's description

WinZip is an archiving tool that lets you compress files into a ZIP archive. It is also capable of extracting data from poular formats such as RAR, TAR, GZIP, etc. It also has file sharing features; you can send ZIP files through email accounts, cloud services, or instant messaging services.

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