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WinZip converts files to PDF, watermarks images and PDFs and resizes photos for easier sharing.

Send large files, protect your privacy and share effortlessly with WinZip, the world's #1 choice when working with large files.

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Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

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WinZip 19 Standard

$29.95
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Save space by compressing large files
  • Unzip anything
  • Enjoy convenient preview and edit tools
  • Secure sharing in the cloud
  • Zip and share to social media
  • Zip and email with one click
  • Email oversized files with ease
  • Secure confidential information
  • Add watermarks
  • Protection behind the scenes
  • Convert files to PDF
  • Create share-ready images
  • Back up your files, automatically
  • Get more from portable media

WinZip 19 Mac Edition

$29.95
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Save storage space
  • Enjoy faster uploading/downloading times
  • Organize and archive your data with small, manageable packages
  • zip and unzip files instantly using simple drag-and-drop functionality
  • open all major compressed file formats (Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z)
  • share zipped files between Mac and PC platforms
  • create WinZip’s smallest compressed files to date (Zipx)
  • Share confidential information with confidence
  • Secure your archives from unauthorized changes
  • Protect email attachments from unwanted access
  • Send and receive files faster
  • Compress your data into convenient, logical groups for easier sharing
  • Share hassle-free email attachments that don’t bounce

WinZip 19 Pro

$49.95
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Save space by compressing large files
  • Unzip anything
  • Enjoy convenient preview and edit tools
  • Secure sharing in the cloud
  • Zip and share to social media
  • Zip and email with one click
  • Email oversized files with ease
  • Secure confidential information
  • Add watermarks
  • Protection behind the scenes
  • Convert files to PDF
  • Create share-ready images
  • Back up your files, automatically
  • Get more from portable media

How to Get Your WinZip Free Trial

Introduced in 1991 and developed by Corel Corporation, WinZip is a shareware file compressor and archiver application for Android, iOS, OS X, and Windows. The software can create file archives in ‘Zip’ format and unpack, encrypt and place passwords on other archive file formats. It plays an essential role in compressing files used by millions of individuals and large, small, and medium businesses around the world. Do you plan to use WinZip as well? If so, follow these few simple steps to obtain a 30-day free trial.

Step 1:

Winzip Free Trial Process Step 1  

Enter https://www.winzip.com/ into the URL of your browser and you will see the page given above. As you can see, you will be presented with two options: Buy Now and Try it Free. As you want to obtain a free trial, you have to click on the free option.

Step 2:

Winzip Free Trial Process Step 2  

After clicking on the free option, the software will start downloading. Therefore, choose the destination folder for the program and click on Save. Then, wait till the download is over.

Step 3:

Winzip Free Trial Process Step 3  

Once the download is completed, go back to your browser. As you can see from the picture above, two steps will be displayed, the first asking you to click on the .exe file below and the second telling you to click on the ‘run’ option. Upon clicking the ‘run’ option, the software will start the installation. The process is easy, as all you have to do is choose the specified folder or location to install the application and click Next.

Once the installation is complete, you will be asked to run the application. As soon as the application is launched, your free-trial will be activated, and you will be able to unpack or compress .rar and .zip files for 30 days.

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  • 6 In total

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  • User review from

    Flavio Soldani

    The most popular compression software (WinZip) has been transformed into a Universal App, and Windows can be downloaded from the Windows Store on all Windows 10 (PC devices, tablets and smartphones). This new feature is very useful to all owners of Microsoft operating systems.

    The application offers a user interface in perfect style Windows 10 and all the features available in the Win32 version, including the ability to create password-protected compressed files. Besides that includes support for Cortana, improves the sharing options, adds the ability to compress files in the exclusive format .zipx, and facilitates the zipped files saved on the most popular cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and of course Onedrive.



    WinZip Universal App supports .zip file format, RAR, .7z, .gz .zipx, .bz, .ISO, .CAB, .b64, .BHX, .BZ, BZ2, CAB, .HQX, .lha and .LHZ, .mim, .TAZ, .tbz, .tbz2 .TGZ, .TZ, .uu, .uue, .XXE, .Z. The protection of archives, however, uses the AES encryption for maximum security of information, files and folders.

    Pros :

    • The .zip files are among the most popular file for downloading and uploading on the Internet, It is the official file format of offices and public offices.
    • Their great diffusion comes from the fact that, through a particular compression procedure, it is possible to greatly reduce the size of any file or create a compressed file store, making them smaller and thus faster to download or send.
    • Unfortunately, the .zip file is not directly available, but end up needing to be unpacked and taken to their original format to be used.
    • Winzip version 8 has been translated into several languages. Including the Italian.

    Cons :

    • Winzip is the best compression software, the only thing that can bring a consumer to choose another product is the price.
    • There are programs that do the same things as Winzip but which are free or at a lower price.

    • June 7, 2016
  • User review from

    Robert Belton

    WinZip gets the job done with a very user-friendly experience and interface, and can be learned very quickly by any skill level computer user. The price is very competitive for the full version compared to any alternatives, and even the free versions or trials can often get the job you need to be done unless it's a robust or high-volume one.


    Pros :

    • The biggest pro's are the flexibility in license types you have access to. You can utilize basic to pro versions, and select the one thats best for you and won't be overkill for your needs. You can also be assured that winzip will handle any file type out there from mp4, mp3, wav, image, .jpeg, gif, etc. I have yet to see a file type it is incompatible with, and the software plays nice with both windows and iOs software without any problems with compatibility or version types.
    • Support for the software is also amazing. I have had any issue I've submitted an email about or called in for addressed usually within the same business day, and never beyond 2 business days. I am blown away at how professional and courteous the staff is, and that's saying a lot for someone in my field who deals with customer service reps all day on average.

    Cons :

    • The biggest pros are the flexibility in license types you have access to. You can utilize basic to pro versions, and select the one that's best for you and won't be overkill for your needs.
    • You can also be assured that WinZip will handle any file type out there from mp4, mp3, wave, image, .jpeg, gif, etc. I have yet to see a file type it is incompatible with, and the software plays nice with both Windows and iOs software without any problems with compatibility or version types.
    • Support for the software is also amazing. I have had any issue I've submitted an email about or called in for addressed usually within the same business day, and never beyond 2 business days. I am blown away at how professional and courteous the staff is, and that's saying a lot for someone in my field who deals with customer service reps all day on average.andnbsp;

    • April 26, 2016
  • User review from

    Luca Campanelli

    Winzip is surely one of the most popular programs regarding the compression and decompression of files or groups of files. It Was one of the most used for so many years. Lately, the competition has grown and now has to cope with the current compression and decompression capabilities integrated into Windows (which are free and are easily used by the user less experienced), but also to many software available as WinRar, 7zip, etc.

    Pros :

    To stay in business, WinZip has focused clearly, as well as optimize its compression engine, to improve the user experience by making the user interface much more user-friendly.It has also focused a lot on usage of cloud environments (both proprietary cloud that is proposed as a Web service "ZipShare", both third-party cloud such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and others), furthermore, he has added new built-in features.

    While some years ago WinZip was compatible only with .zip files, now allows decompression of compressed files with various extensions available in the market (see Zip, Zipx, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ, etc.). Among the features that are currently available are:

    • Compression and decompression of files (of course) local backups and backs on cloud messaging (alerts) for long-term processes,
    • different types of sharing integration for sharing via popular social,
    • File encryption large email files send (which are compressed and stored in the cloud and then show to the user the destination for the file link).
    • PDF conversion and resizing photos automated processes

    Cons :

    • Not all features are included in the standard version, it is possible to easily download the software trial. You can then choose the latest version that is distributed in 2 packages, WinZip 20 Standard, which costs € 29.95 and € 49.95 WinZip 20 Pro, the program is also sold with money back formula, and then you will have 30 days to request a refund (if you are not satisfied).

    • February 24, 2016
  • User review from

    Charles Pirollet

    Winzip has been around forever, and there is a reason why: it is powerful, and it does well what it is supposed to do. Winzip now does a lot more than just zipping and unzipping files as well as it supports more and more archive file formats. Of course, it got you covered on the security side as it supports high-level encryption.

    Pros :

    • Winzip is very easy to setup and use, its user interface is simple and easy to get around.
    • Winzip is quite performant and allows you to compress large files very rapidly. A 1Gb file will take you just about 1 minute to compress which is a good number. Of course this will greatly vary depending on the compression ration you choose as well as what kind of hardware you are using. This task is heavily relying on raw CPU performance so the faster processor you have the better.
    • It works with popular cloud storage providers as well as social networks.
    • It sports plugins for many popular mail applications.
    • Its compression algorithms are very powerful and often times better than your Operating System’s built-in compression tools.
    • Very fast time for decompression, also possible to have self-extracting archives so that your recipient does not need to download dedicated unzipping software, very convenient.
    • The new WinZip's main window has the look of recent Microsoft Office interfaces, with a ribbon control bar.
    • If you are familiar with the suite, you will feel at ease here. There are now cloud options. Winzip can send files to ZipSend then be able to share them with other people.
    • It is compatible with most operating systems available on the market.
    • Winzip can handle many different file extensions.

    Cons :

    • Winzip is a little expensive. Even though it has great features, there are many compression tools available online that can do the same for less  money or even free.
    • No limited free version with less features.

    • November 19, 2015
  • User review from

    Leonardo Andrés David Zerón

    WinZip is one of those software solutions that is mandatory for effective work and file sharing: it saves too much time and eliminates so much repetitive actions that you can’t afford not to install it. WinZip greatly simplifies file sharing by compressing large volumes of information into single and compact files which can be easily emailed to a coworker or friend, or uploaded to a cloud storage solution. In addition, WinZip supports password protection just in case a confidential file is sent to the wrong e-mail address. WinZip has nearly universal compatibility, being able to compress any file format or type. The software can be tried for free, and after that the price to pay is only a one-time free of $29.95, which is a very good price considering all the trouble the software saves.

    Pros :

    • 1)Greatly simplifies file sharing. Instead of sending or uploading multiple files, they can be compressed into a WinZip file and sent/uploaded as a single file.
    • Excellent compatibility. If a file is rejected, it is most likely a damaged file.
    • Simplifies sending files through e-mail: Many file formats that are rejected by e-mail clients go through without trouble if compressed into a WinZip file.
    • WinZip includes password protection, which makes sure a compressed group of files will only be accessed by those who are allowed to do so.
    • It can be tried for free, and once the trial period is over the software is affordable.
    • Total file size is smaller if a group of files is compressed with WinZip, as opposed to sending them individually.
    • It integrates with right-click options in Windows, which makes the software very intuitive and easy to use.

    Cons :

    There are some alternative file compression formats which are not supported by WinZip, although they are used very rarely. Most of the time, compressed file formats will be compatible with WinZip.

    • October 28, 2015
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    I am a WinZip power-user and have used it for a very large amount of years. It clearly gets the job done, and is a truly indispensable tool when carrying out any work on a computer. WinZip is very user-friendly, and there are shortcuts for quickly zipping and unzipping a file, which can be done in few seconds. Therefore, it is an excellent tool for users who are in a hurry to get a file sent over to another user, or open one which was received. One of the only issues with WinZip is that it has very poor support for other compression algorithms, on the contrary to WinRAR, which supports a large amount of compression formats, and is as feature-rich and easy to use as WinZip. WinZip also has a large amount of features, most of which are available in the free version. In fact, for most users, there are few reasons to upgrade to the paid versions. This is because most of the core functionality, such as compressing, decompressing, password protection, etc are all available within the free version, at the time of writing. Therefore, upgrading should not be necessary. In the event that upgrading is desired, it is on the pricey side, especially when compared with other competing compression products on the market. Another powerful feature is the ability to encrypt compressed files with a password, and decrypt them. This is invaluable for transferring confidential files, as the recipient can only open it if they know the password. It is also possible to zip a file and automatically attach it to the default email client straight away, with just one click. WinZip is definitely a very attractive compression tool, and definitely stands out from its competitors due to its ease and simple of use and large array of features. It would, however, get a 10/10 if it supported more compression algorithms, like WinRAR, which is one of WinZip's biggest rivals.

    Pros :

    • Very simple to use, and user-friendly.
    • The free version is powerful enough, and most features are available without upgrading.
    • Shortcuts for zipping a file and immediately attaching it within an e-mail.
    • Ability to add a password for unzipping.

    Cons :

    • Does not support as many compression algorithms as some rivals, such as WinRAR.
    • Although upgrading is not necessary, it is on the pricey side, for those users who do actually want to upgrade.

    - Very simple to use, and user-friendly. - The free version is powerful enough, and most features are available without upgrading. - Shortcuts for zipping a file and immediately attaching it within an e-mail. - Ability to add a password for unzipping.

    • October 20, 2015
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