Recently in File Compression Category

WinZip by WinZip International, LLC.

2009 SIC People's ChoiceWith great free zip utilities like 7-zip it's hard to get excited about a file compression utility that costs money, but WinZip went way beyond just doing file compression years ago. If you download WinZip Pro, there are a ton of automation features that make it a handy solution for file management. Being able to run a scheduled zip job on your files and then automatically upload those files to an FTP site for backup is among the handiest of the WinZip features. Built-in DVD burning allows you to put your zip files on DVD. If you want to quickly dump your photos from SD card to a Netbook, WinZip also helps with some routine image processing tasks, without creating a massive footprint the way an image editor would. I'm still a big fan of WinRAR, but WinZip certainly has it's place too. [Windows XP/Vista $29.95 or $49.95]

WinRAR is a compression tool with many additional integrated functions to help organize compressed archives. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR saves disc space, transmission costs, and valuable working time.

WinRAR supports all popular compression formats, including RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip.

New to version 3.80 are added support for ZIP archives containing Unicode files names in UTF-8 format, as well as Unicode support for RAR and ZIP archive names. There is added decompression support for WinZip AES encrypted ZIP archives. "Ask before overwrite" and "Skip existing files" update modes are now available in the archiving dialog.

[Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista $29]

WinRAR 3.80