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WinZip 15 Standard Single User (PC)

by Corel
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Compress Files: Instantly compress files to conserve storage space, send swifter e-mails, and decrease file upload/download times
  • Decompress Files:

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 77 g
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  • ASIN: B004B91VPE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,952 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

As the world's #1 zip utility, WinZip delivers the best in file compression, encryption and file sharing capabilities. In our latest version, WinZip 15 Standard introduces a simplified design, an innovative desktop gadget, extensive new email functionality, and a brand new zip engine with significant file compression enhancements.

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3.9 out of 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No flies on this zip... 26 Mar. 2011
By techpuppy TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Winzip has almost become ubiquitous as the Swiss Army Knife of archive app's on Windows and although I've tried a few shareware alternatives, you'll probably need to collect quite a few apps to get the same range of features as included in Winzip. However ubiquity doesn't guarantee quality and when Windows now has basic zip functions built-in it's harder for Winzip to justify its price.

The new 'ribbon' style user-interface was not for me, it looks confused and unintuitive - luckily you can switch back to the former, clearer UI in preferences and this has the added benefit of hiding more of the 'Pro' level feature buttons which you can't actually use without paying for the Pro version. Winzip integrates nicely into Explorer with useful 'Add to archive' commands embedded into contextual menus and works well when opening or creating your archives. There are moments when it tries to be too helpful, for example if you have the first section of a multi-part archive and want to check its contents before downloading the rest - you can't, because Winzip will helpfully inform you it needs the whole thing before accessing any part of it. Other less-helpful archive app's are, ironically, more helpful in this instance.

When shareware and freeware apps, together with Window's inbuilt functionality, can offer similar features at lower cost I find Winzip's current pricing really too high. However, even if it's not quite the must-have software it might have once been, Winzip's still a capable and worthwhile tool for your Windows toolbox.
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Although these days WinZip has many competitors, it is still the mostly widely used compression application, and deservedly so because ZIP files are an incredibly efficient way of compressing files.

WinZip 15 now compresses files even quicker, supports very large files above 4Gb, and allows multi-part and self extracting archives to be created. Security is also a strong point, with encryption and password policies supported. The camera wizard is also a nice touch, allowing photos to be transferred and automatically resized before compressing into a ZIP file.

The WinZip interface is very uncluttered and straightforward to navigate and all of WinZip's features are easy to find and use. It also includes a handy desktop gadget onto which files can be dragged to be compressed or uncompressed.

The main decision any potential buyer needs to make is whether WinZip 15 offers enough added value compared with the native Windows ZIP file support. If all you want is the ability to open or create Zip files, then Windows already provides this and WinZip 15 is a bit of a luxury purchase. If, however, you require more sophisticated ZIP file management tools and extra features like enhanced security, then this is the ideal application.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A marginal improvement 24 Mar. 2011
By Michael Baxter VINE VOICE
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Most people will already have a version of WinZip on their computers. This newer version is a little faster, a little better. For example, I find that it compresses JPG files by about 6% rather than the 2% of earlier versions. However, to achieve the best results you need to create files in the new ZIPX format, which means that if you send them to people who don't have this new version they won't be able to read them. Whether the marginal improvement is worth paying for is a matter of taste. Many people will not want to.
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Winzip is an archiving tool used to reduce the size of files by compressing them so that the smaller files can be quickly and easily sent via email or downloaded from a website. Once downloaded or received by the recipient they are then 'unzipped' to extract the contents - which could be text, documents, photographs, image files.

WinZip 15 works with Zip, Zipx, RAR, CAB, ISO (ie disc image) and other files making it one of the most versatile world-wide and it is the industry standard zipping tool. It's also one of those utilities you may think you don't need - until you download or receive a 'zipped' file and suddenly realise you're unable to open it or use it.

If you currently use 'zip' files or regularly send large files such as photographs or lengthy documents you wish to share with others, then it's an essential tool. Winzip 15 also offers a range of other useful features, including both a full backup and incremental data backup, automatic or manual, into a zipped file which can be restored in the event of a disc drive or other hardware failure making it a worthy investment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it does, but not a must have 26 Feb. 2011
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With a lot of the WinZip functionality now built into Windows I expect most home users who only deal with compressed files once in a while won't really need this.

However, if you're using them a lot then the extras here are well worth a look: encryption and self extracting files are the big ones, and there are also some helpful e-mail features. I found it pretty intuitive to use as well, which is always a bonus - I hate using programs which require you to have memorised the manual in order for you to work with them. Any users of Microsoft Office will be pretty familiar with the interface. Am pleased to see it'll also deal with a good number of other file extensions, other programs I've used in the past have only been able to deal with the most common ones.

Put it this way - I can do the basics with computers, but I am far from being a techie. If I can use it easily enough then you're onto a winner!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Zipping has just got all sewn up
This is easy to install and I found that after some tinkering around with it, it's a pretty straightforward piece of standalone zip software to use; it's functional and reliable,... Read more
Published on 20 July 2011 by b4-its-2-l8
3.0 out of 5 stars Techies only
This one frankly is going to be a niche product. In the days of 3.5 inch floppy drives that stored 340 MB, fitting things into the space was a problem - and compression algorithms... Read more
Published on 10 July 2011 by Many Beans
3.0 out of 5 stars Still the best... Apart from the price
I was hooked when WinZip was first released and eagerly made my purchase of the online registration. Read more
Published on 27 April 2011 by K. Jamison
3.0 out of 5 stars one time essential now reduced to luxury item
I remember back in the nineties when WinZip was a revelation. It was the go to software for compression and archiving, but fifteen version on, is there any point? Read more
Published on 18 April 2011 by Mr. H
3.0 out of 5 stars winzip 15
I bought this CD after having enjoyed a free limited trial direct from the Winzip website as I wanted to have an actual CD rather than just the internet dowload upon purchase. Read more
Published on 11 April 2011 by DMA
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not essential.
WinZip is the classic daddy of file compression, but do you really need it?

Think of it like this, the ZIP facility that comes with Windows is like a chef's knife and a... Read more
Published on 20 Mar. 2011 by Mike J
4.0 out of 5 stars The market leader for compression software, improved.
Winzip is something I've had a love/hate thing going on with for years.

Certainly it's the market leader, but as Microsoft now has zip functionality built into Windows... Read more
Published on 18 Mar. 2011 by Whitehatter
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stable and Reliable Product
There are so many free unzip programs out there, so why buy?

First of all,this is a product created by a top professional company, Corel, so you can be sure that you are... Read more
Published on 18 Mar. 2011 by A. Roberton
5.0 out of 5 stars what can I say, its win-zip
We're all familiar with win-zip, most of us have it on our systems as a rather long term trial.

The only problem I ever had with win zip was that it failed to open... Read more
Published on 17 Mar. 2011 by Taliesin_ttlg
While there are a number of free utilities that cover some of WinZip 15 bases, this product is still the class leader in zip compression utilities. Read more
Published on 17 Mar. 2011 by Helpless
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