WinZip 10.0 Is Here
One of the most popular compression utility in Windows is here again. WinZip International LLC. has announced the released of its latest software, WinZip 10.0. The software maker has significantly improved the usability and functionality of their latest release.
According to the product information, an improved compression technology was introduced in WinZip 10.0 that allows users to create even smaller *.zip files, hence save storage space. In addition, sending *.zip attachments in emails will also be faster. WinZip 10.0 further introduces a new Explorer-style view, making it easier to manage multi-folder zip files. Some other features include the ability to create split (multi-volume) zip files during compression, automatic update checking, and support for Windows XP 2 Attachment Manager, a function that helps users protect their computers by warning them of potential malicious zip files prior opening.
So far to date, for the first time WinZip is offering two different versions, Pro and Standard, the former offering more valuable additional functionalities. On top of all the features offered by the standard version, WinZip 10.0 Pro includes features such as Predefined Data Backup Jobs, Create Customised or Automated Zip Jobs, Scheduling capabilities, FTP upload functionality, Direct Zip and Burn to DVD and CD, and even command line support.
To see What’s New in WinZip 10.0, click here to find out more.
Note that, WinZip is free for evaluation for a period up to 45 days, afterwhich, a license is required for continued usage.
The cost for a Standard version is $29.95, whereas a Pro version costs $49.95. Although I would not mind trying out the WinZip for free, but I do not see much end-users, especially home users willing to pay that amount for a piece of software. If you are interested in evaluating WinZip 10.0, click here.