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WinZip 15 Standard Single User (PC)

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.9 out of 5 stars 24 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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Product details

  • Item Weight: 77 g
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  • ASIN: B004B91VPE
  • Release Date: 27 Dec. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,655 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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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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By techpuppy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Mar. 2011
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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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By K Wren HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Mar. 2011
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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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By кот Зигги TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Feb. 2011
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It's quite unusual to get a computer these days that doesn't have at least a basic version of winzip preinstalled at the time of purchasing the hardware. If you don't have the software already, then I can't hesitate to recommend it. It's one of the most important pc data management tools. It's also essential for emailing large files, allowing you to compress them and send them much more easily, this version of winzip as some additional features, such as encryption options and various other file compression tools. It's interface is intuitive to use too.
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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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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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If you have the evaluation version that's freely available on the internet, it's unlikely you'll ever need to shell out for this. It has some extra functionality, but the core function is the same as it has always been - to compress or uncompress files.

It's quick and intuitive to use, and good at what it does - namely, compressing files into a much smaller size.
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