WinZip is the world's most popular file compression software with over 20 years experience as the leader in the file compression industry. No other file compression utility is as easy to use or offers such a comprehensive and innovative feature set to help you save time, conserve space, and improve productivity.
The new WinZip introduces new functionality that makes it even easier to compress files and decompress files, encrypt confidential information, share files swiftly and safely, and backup important data automatically. With a powerful new architecture for increased zipping performance, a simplified interface, a groundbreaking desktop gadget, and enhanced file sharing capabilities, this release represents the very best in WinZip technology.
File Compression Software
With easy tools and drag-and-drop functionality, WinZip helps you create compressed files in the following formats: Zip, LHA, and Zipx (our smallest Zip file to date). Not sure which format to use? Let WinZip select the best compression method to maximize efficiency! You can even create self-extracting Zip files, which are ideal for distribution to recipients who may not own WinZip.
WinZip also provides advanced photo and image compression. With a single click, you can compress your digital photographs and graphic images by 20-25% with no loss of quality or data integrity. This lets you send files faster and fit more on your flash drive, CD/DVD, or hard disk. Decompress Files
In addition to compressing files, WinZip instantly opens and extracts content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, BZ2, LHA, CAB, IMG, ISO, and most other file archive formats.
Supported File Formats:
- Zip (.zip)
- Zipx (.zipx)
- RAR (.rar)
- 7Z (.7z)
- BZ2 (.bz, .bz2, .tbz, .tbz2)
- LHA/LZH (.lha, .lzh)
- Cabinet (.cab)
- Disc Image (.img, .iso)
- TAR (.tar)
- GZIP (.gz, .taz, .tgz)
- Compress (.tz, .z)
- UUencode (.uu, .uue)
- XXencode (.xxe)
- MIME (.b64, .mim)
- BinHex (.bhx, .hqx)
- Most other compressed files
Encrypt WinZip files with ease
As an added security measure, WinZip also auto-wipes or "shreds" temporarily extracted copies of encrypted files using the U.S. Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M). This automatic action prevents protected files from being recovered and misused. Share Files
Use WinZip to organize and compress your data into convenient, logical groups that are perfect for sharing! Smaller file sizes translate to faster uploading/downloading times and hassle-free email attachments that don't clog email servers. Using WinZip's powerful encryption capabilities, you can also password-protect compressed files to prevent third parties from gaining unwanted access to your data, making them ideal for sharing!
WinZip includes convenient Zip and E-mail tools so that you can zip, encrypt, and email a file directly from the WinZip window without having to open any other applications. This allows you to work without interruption and share files swiftly, safely, and seamlessly! WinZip 15 provides extensive support for most email and webmail applications—once configured, you can zip and email files from virtually any email address! In addition, WinZip 15's Zip and Email function includes an image resizer that allows you to resize, zip, and email a set of images in one easy step!
Backup files to prevent data loss
Use WinZip for all your file compression, encryption, sharing, and data backup needs! WinZip starts at only $29.95 for a single user license and is available in two product editions: WinZip Standard and the full-featured WinZip Pro. Check out the feature matrix for a listing of WinZip 16's major features and to compare product editions. System Requirements
Zip and share to the cloud
Protect your files in the cloud and use less space by zipping them first. WinZip 17 lets you connect to your cloud services, including Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox. Zip before you upload, open zip files saved in the cloud, or select files from the cloud to zip and share.
Manage and share from the cloud
See and organize all your cloud files directly from WinZip 17 even if you use several services. WinZip connects you to your clouds, including Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox, so you can easily get links to your files and share them from your own email.
Zip and share to social media sites
Share any size and type of file to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with ZipShare, the online app. Just write a message, add your files and post. No additional software required.
Instantly resize images to more convenient sharing sizes without using complex image editing software. It makes sharing photo albums a snap!
Convert files to PDF
Turn Microsoft Office documents into PDF files as you zip them with WinZip's built-in PDF converter. This lets you hide metadata and make your documents read-only for added protection.
Add a watermark
Deter unauthorized copying, add traceability, and protect your photos and files by adding your own custom watermark to images and PDFs.
More intuitive interface
Context-sensitive toolbars change depending on your task, making it easy to find the tools you need for zipping, unzipping, sharing and more.
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