WinZip is a well-known data management tool which can process a wide range of compression formats such as ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, CAB, IMG, ISO, etc. It can also encrypt, set password, and backup files.
WinZip (abbreviation is WZ) is a software for files compression which help reserve the storage space to speed up the email sharing and minimize the time of uploading and downloading files. WinZip can compress such files as documents, spreadsheet, powerpoint, and PDF files, etc. Moreover, WR is also the effective tool to create password for file protection and backup information.
WinZip is used to compress files to smaller size to attach and send via email more conveniently and speedily. Users will no longer have to upload or download a host of files like in the past, all can be done just in one time. Password protection is really suitable to share files on Internet.
Files can be added using file browser. However, this software does not support drag-and-drop function. WinZip will store these files, so users can easily share them on the Internet and quickly download attached files from email, download through FTP protocol, or share them on Facebook.
Main features of WinZip
- Compress different sorts of formats:
WinZip is the exclusive software for Windows and MAC OS X which is developed by WinZip Computing (previously was Nico Mak Computing). At first, this software uses PKZIP and some other formats.
Compare to other file compression software like WinRAR and 7-Zip, this software can minimize the file size. In addition, WinZip is more distinctive as it can compress files of different formats. WinZip can compress video formats such as MPEG-4 ASP (3ivx · DivX · Nero Digital · FFmpeg MPEG-4 · HDX4 · Xvid), HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (CoreAVC · DivX H.264 · Nero Digital AVC video · QuickTime H.264 · x264, etc. WinZip can also compress audio file formats including FAAC, LAME, WMA, TTA, MP3, etc., and many more.
- Extract files of different formats:
Beside the compression function, users can also use WinZip to extract files. The software will automatically open and extract the content of the compressed files.
The supported files include 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), and many other formats.
- Compress large files without affecting the image quality:
Just in one click, users can compress a digital or graphic image to 20-25% of the initial size without affecting the quality while preserving the data. This function allow users to send files more rapidly. It is also suitable to save them to USB, flash discs, CD/DVD, or hard disk.
- Compress files at high speed:
The software has a flexible structure which helps improve the compression ratio remarkably. It is also easy to use as user only have to drag a file and drop it to the software icon, WinZip will automatically compress supported file of ZIP, LHA, ZIPX formats.
- Encrypt the folder:
WinZip adopts AES encryption algorithm to help user protect their private data and avoid the curiosity from others. User can encrypt files using their own password. WinZip will keep the password confidential so that no one other than the user can know it.
- Share file quickly:
WinZip integrates Email tool which allows user to compress, encrypt, and send email without opening any other applications. The small compressed files can be loaded to the Internet easily without trafficking the server Email network. WinZip supports almost all Email and WebMail applications.
- Backup files.
WinZip make use of the file compression technology with an automatic backup function to avoid losing data. You can backup files like documents, images, or email, etc. by customizing the Wizard. You can also install software to backup the selected files and sort the backup files to run automatically without interruption. You can save the backup files to CD/DVD or on Internet, send emails on any Email addresses, or upload them via FTB protocol.
- Message displayed after completion:
The program will send an automatic message after completing the task.
- Multilingual support:
The software supports a wide range of language, including English, Spanish, French, Germany, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, and Czech. Therefore, users can choose the most suitable language for themselves