WinZip 16 integrates web delivery and includes a new 64 bit zip engine
It’s hard to believe that WinZip, the original archive program has reached its sixteenth release with the latest update in which it picks up a range of new features. The ZIP format is getting pretty elderly now and has been overtaken by other more efficient compression standards, but it’s near on ubiquitous which makes it still a popular choice. WinZip 16 adds a few more carrots to tempt users by making full use of today’s 64 bit processors and adding the ability to zip directly to Blu-ray disc amongst other new features.
Also new is the ability to avoid email size limits and send files of up to 2GB directly. There’s no need to worry about the limits set by your email provider as the program integrates fully with ZipSend, a web based delivery service that stores your file and shares a direct download link with your email contact. All this is done seamlessly so there’s no need to interrupt your work and switch to a different program. It’s also possible to share Zip files on Facebook directly from the WinZip window.
The compression engine for WinZip 16 has been upgraded to a more powerful 64 bit model that makes the most of your processor for a quicker zipping experience. An improved preview tool enables you to not only examine the contents of Zip files, but also browse and edit the files within other popular archive types like 7z and RAR. You can also convert these archives into Zip format. For the best available archive storage, WinZip 16.0 now enables you to zip and write files directly to Blu-ray disc.
The final major new feature is the WinZip System Scanner that can scan your PC to check disk performance and other performance related issues. If it detects them, it will direct you to a further WinZip program that fixes the errors so you may be better off using a separate utility for this purpose.
The WinZip 16.0 trial is available for download now.