WinZip

WinZip is a most popular file compressor and archival tool for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android developed by WinZip Computing. It is widely used for the purpose of sending and receiving sized files over the internet. WinZip is mainly helpful in organizing more number files into one place by compressing and archives multiples files in one package called zip files. In addition, zip files makes easy for user to send multiple files over internet, thus it reduces utilization of bandwidth.

History

In April 1991, WinZip 1.0 was released as a graphical user interface front end for PKZIP. Before this Nico Mak Computing released a GUI front end for OS/2 presentation manager called PMZIP. In 1993, WinZip launched its customer support on the Windows Utility Forum by serving huge number of members and providing related and updated information.

Release History

Metro Style variant: in November 15, 2012 a metro style variant edition of WinZip was released for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows server 2012.

Version 1.0.1 includes

  • No saving of password for encrypted zip files
  • Save temporary files on SD card
  • Change icon in UP button
  • Last.zip button is added in menu bar to check out last opened zip file by clicking on this button
  • Fixed crash error bugs

Android: In June 19, 2012, Android version was first released. The free English app is designed for Android operating systems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 and 4 and other successor versions.

Version 1.1.0 includes

  • Refresh the user interface
  • Create a new Zip file in the sdcard
  • Unzip the zip file to a customized place in the sdcard
  • Search the files in a zip
  • Delete the file(s) and folder(s) in the sdcard.
  • Fixed crash error bugs.

iOS : iOS version was first released on February 17, 2012. The free English app is designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad Touch.

Version 1.1.1 includes

  • Add New iPad support
  • Add various file icons according different file types
  • Support for .csv file type
  • Bug fixes

Applications of WinZip

  • Decompress bz2, 7z(12.0), LHA/LZH(11.2) and rar archive formats
  • Email ZIP archives
  • Integrated FTP upload
  • Decodes .b64, .uue and .hqx formats
  • Automation of backup jobs
  • Supports ARC and ARJ archives if relevant applications are installed
  • Direct write of ZIP archives to CD or DVD

Sister products:

  • WinZip Courier: It automatically zips all files attached to an email; supports MS Outlook, Gmail, Windows Mail, Hotmail and Outlook Express email clients
  • WinZip Driver Updater: Windows device driver manager and updater
  • WinZip E-Mail Companion: Automatically zips all types of files attached to email
  • WinZip Self Extractor: Adds self-extracting modules to ZIP archives. A version called WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition is included with WinZip
  • WinZip Command Line Add-on: Adds command line processing to WinZip
  • WinZip System Utilities Suite: System optimizer
  • WinZip Registry Optimizer: Windows Registry cleaner/optimizer

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