7-Zip 15.2 final released
November 20, 2015 – 06:16 | Comments Off on 7-Zip 15.2 final released
7-Zip 15.2 final released

After five years of stop-start development, 7-Zip has just released a new stable version 15.2.
It’s been a long wait, but if you’re still using the latest stable build – 9.20 – then there are plenty …

WinZip 20 widens sharing support, adds File Management ribbon
October 27, 2015 – 10:50 | Comments Off on WinZip 20 widens sharing support, adds File Management ribbon
WinZip 20 widens sharing support, adds File Management ribbon

WinZip International LLC has released WinZip 20, a landmark release of what is perhaps the world’s best-known archiving tool. Version 20 builds on changes introduced in version 19 that saw the app move towards a …

Explzh is a do-everything archive manager
June 25, 2015 – 05:27 | Comments Off on Explzh is a do-everything archive manager
Explzh is a do-everything archive manager

Some people’s archiving needs are simple: right-click to extract zips, combine a few files into a zip of their own occasionally, and that’s about it. Nothing that can’t be handled by Explorer on its own.
If …

WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
June 19, 2015 – 07:16 | Comments Off on WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing

Corel’s WinZip subsidiary has unveiled a major new release for the Mac edition of its renowned zip archiving tool. WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 focuses on improving its sharing tools, but also implements support for Retina …

Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert
May 26, 2015 – 06:08 | Comments Off on Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert
Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert

If you’re an experienced computer user then you probably don’t spend much time thinking about archive formats. You’ve just installed something like 7-Zip and are ready to extract whatever you find.
Not everyone is as well …

PeaZip gets a novice-friendly spinoff: PeaExtractor
March 16, 2015 – 16:13 | Comments Off on PeaZip gets a novice-friendly spinoff: PeaExtractor
PeaZip gets a novice-friendly spinoff: PeaExtractor

PeaZip Software has announced the release of PeaExtractor, a PeaZip spinoff which can extract the contents from 150+ archive types: 7Z, ACE, BZ2, CAB, GZ, ISO, RAR, TAR, ZIP and more.
The program can’t create archives, …

Ashampoo reveals Ashampoo ZIP Pro
February 6, 2015 – 11:53 | Comments Off on Ashampoo reveals Ashampoo ZIP Pro
Ashampoo reveals Ashampoo ZIP Pro

With so many great free archiving tools around for the PC, commercial packages need some seriously powerful features to stand any chance of success. Berlin-based developer Ashampoo has taken the plunge anyway by releasing their …

J7Z is a simpler, faster 7-Zip gui
February 3, 2015 – 17:52 | Comments Off on J7Z is a simpler, faster 7-Zip gui
J7Z is a simpler, faster 7-Zip gui

It may be more than 15 years old, but 7-Zip is an open source classic, still used as the archiving engine for a host of applications.
7-Zip’s interface isn’t a strong point, though, and if you’d …

PowerArchiver 2015 adds new Explorer preview extension, tweaks user interface
November 27, 2014 – 07:59 | Comments Off on PowerArchiver 2015 adds new Explorer preview extension, tweaks user interface
PowerArchiver 2015 adds new Explorer preview extension, tweaks user interface

ConeXware has unveiled a huge update to its Windows archiving software in the form of PowerArchiver 2015 v15.0. The paid-for tool offers support for a wide range of archiving formats presented in a user-friendly interface.
Version …

WinZip 19 launches with unified file management, increased protection and improved sharing
October 28, 2014 – 13:28 | Comments Off on WinZip 19 launches with unified file management, increased protection and improved sharing
WinZip 19 launches with unified file management, increased protection and improved sharing

WinZip International LLC has released WinZip 19 a major new update of its renowned compression tool. Version 19 continues to see the product reposition itself in the file-sharing market with a number of new features.
These …

ZPAQ: fast, feature-packed archiving for the command line
August 14, 2014 – 07:35 | Comments Off on ZPAQ: fast, feature-packed archiving for the command line
ZPAQ: fast, feature-packed archiving for the command line

It first appeared around 25 years ago, but zip is still a great format for archiving, not least because it’s so widely supported. Send “stuff.zip” to anyone, on any platform, and they’ll have no problem …