WinZip is one of the most popular programs for packing (compressing) and unzipping (decompress) files. The program is user-friendly and fast and supports many formats.
Supports many formats
Besides the classic zip format, WinZip also opens many other types of formats (RAR, BZ2, CAB, LHA, 7Z, IMG, ISO). Though it can only compress in ZIP and LHA format. It is also possible to create a self-extracting archive and protect it with a password.
You can share your archive via Facebook, email, or directly from the interface with ZipSend. This service is compatible with most e-mail clients and Web services, such as Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Hotmail.
WinZip distinguishes itself from the competition through its ease of use. With the wizard, opening and creating compressed archives is a piece of cake.
One drawback is that WinZip only compresses in ZIP format, while competitors like IZArc, 7-Zip and WinRAR have several options. Still, WinZip is an excellent program, now also suitable for 64-bit operating systems.
Although there are extensive programs such as WinRAR on the market, WinZip is a good alternative for compressing and decompressing files.
WinZip supports the following formats
ZIP, RAR, BZ2, CAB, LHA, Z, GZ, TAR, UUE, XXE, BinHex, Mime, 7Z, ISO, IMG
- Compresses fast
- Supports the use of passwords
- Share via Facebook and e-mail
- Create self-extracting archives
- Compresses only in ZIP format
Download WinZip for Windows (free trial)