WinZip is one of the best file archiver and compressor for Windows and OS X, developed by Corel. Archivers are special programs that can help you to compress files in order reduce their size. File archiving allows you to save space on your hard drive, but lately archivers are often used to send files over the Internet, because modern hard drives have quite big capacity.
WinZip is essential tool when you need to send some of your photos by e-mail. Their size can be quite large and you will have to wait for a long time to upload them, but WinZip can eliminate this problem. You can just archive those photos and the size will be significantly reduced, therefore, you will upload it much faster and share with your friends by e-mail. When you download files from the Internet they are often archived for various reasons. To get files out of archive you will need WinZip program, after that you simply open the archive and drag the files out or right click on the archive and select the desired action. To add files to the archive you just select the files and then right click and choose “Add to archive”.
WinZip is your reliable archiver, tested by time. It will help you to archive a large number of different files. The user-friendly interface is very intuitive and the features of the program will be clear even for novice users. In addition, when you install the WinZip it will be registered in a context menu and you will be able to use the program without starting its main window.
WinZip supports many archive formats such as zip, tar, gzip, cab, rar, IMG, ISO, 7z and much more. The algorithm of archiving is automatically selected, based on the file type, which allows to achieve a high percentage of compression for different files (documents, audio, video, picture).
Besides the usual file compression, WinZip supports decompression, encryption and backup. You can easily setup a password and protect the files you want. It will be almost impossible to crack the password. Also, WinZip is able to restore damaged archives, so you can avoid the loss of important information.
WinZip makes it more than just compression and decompression of files. The current version allows you to share ZIP archives on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It also allows you to upload them directly to the cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive. Starting from 17th version, WinZip can use the GPU resources of AMD, Nvidia and Intel to achieve better performance using OpenCL.
What’s the difference between x64 and x32 bit versions of WinZip?
The x64 bit version of WinZip shows better performance results on 64 bit version of Windows 10. Therefore, we recommend downloading 64 bit version of WinZip if you have x64 bit Windows 10 installed on your PC.
What’s new in the latest version of WinZip for Windows 10?
The latest version of WinZip comes with a lot of new features and fixes. Improved performance and support of the gestures on touch screen devices.