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Andrew Frost, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 22, 2012

Zip is a well-known data compressing format. The need to reduce file size is the most popular one, but there are actually a lot of reasons for you to want or need to archive a file. No matter what the reason is, any application from this set will surely help you with the ZIP creating task.

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These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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WinZip
WinZip
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(1330 votes)
Shareware

Winzip is the traditional Windows file compression application, has been redesigned and enhanced with new features. Its interface resembles Microsoft latest applications, and the ribbon bar has most of the options available on it. For old fashioned users the old interface can be enabled instead.

Pros:
  • FTP uploading.
  • Redesigned interface.
  • Faster compression speeds.
  • One click compression with encryption.
  • Better image compression.
Cons:
  • Crashes on Windows 7.
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jZip
jZip
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(64 votes)
Freeware

Many options are available when it comes to file compression and archiving, for example WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Zip… The jZip – developed by Discordia Ltd. – is one more option to take into account and deserves our attention due to its effectiveness, ease of use and freeware license. This tool is based on the well known 7-zip archiving technology developed by Igor Pavlov.

Pros:
  • It's free.
  • Supports many compression formats.
  • Multiple languages support.
Cons:
  • Each language is one different version.
  • No big differences with other options.
  • Adware included in created files (optional).
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Express Zip
Express Zip
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(3 votes)
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Hamster Free ZIP Archiver
Hamster Free ZIP Archiver
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(19 votes)
Freeware

This piece of software is great if you need your files to be archived. You can create or open archives with great ease due to the drag-and-drop function. You just need to add the required files, select the compression level and the output path. You can even create archives according to their needs (sent through emails, RapidSare, stored on CD or DVD, etc)

Pros:
  • quickly creates or opens archives with the drag-and-drop function
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Freebyte Zip
Freebyte Zip
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Freeware

Freebyte Zip is a free file compression program. It will neatly compress any number of files to help you send them by e-mail faster or when save them to a removable device of limited capacity. The program can also create self-extracting .exe files and protect archives with passwords.

Pros:
  • It is free.
  • It has every function you may find in other expensive compressors.
  • It is totally compatible with other ZIP utilities.
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Filzip
Filzip
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(24 votes)
Freeware

Filzip is a FREE file compression utility for Windows. You can use it to compress your book collection in an single package or to extract the archives you download from the web. Filezip supports opening and extracting archives of the following formats: ZIP, BH, CAB, JAR, LHA,TAR, GZIP, ACE, ARC, ARJ, RAR, ZOO, UUE and XXE. And it can create ZIP, BH, CAB, JAR, LHA,TAR and GZIP archives.

Pros:
  • It's FREE, powerful and easy to use.
Cons:
  • It doesn't support 7z file compression format.
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Mega Zipper
Mega Zipper
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(1 votes)
Freeware

Mega Zipper is a handy application that allows you to create new Zip files and to extract files from Zip archives with just a few clicks. This program will also give you access to a wide variety of useful tools that will help you to batch-extract, convert Zip files to other archive formats, split Zip files and many other.

Pros:
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Access to a large number of useful tools.
  • Supports dozens of compression formats.
  • Supports batch extraction.
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Zip995
Zip995
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Shareware

No matter what you do with your personal computer or who you work with, always you will have to deal with .zip files. So, you should pay attention to this tool intended to perform the two basic actions you need in this regard: to create .zip files, and to open them.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Free version available.
  • Licensed version at an affordable price.
Cons:
  • Not very nice interface.
  • Annoying sponsored version.
  • Only English supported.
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FYZip
FYZip
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(1 votes)
Freeware

FYZip is a handy program that allows you to create and open compressed files with ease; this free application will provide you with a fast and accessible way to create ZIP archives using as many files as you want and customize the archive's settings according to your needs.

Pros:
  • Easy-to-use and customizable interface
  • Allows you to create, extract and explore ZIP archives
  • Supports dozens of compression formats
Cons:
  • During installation process, it will offer you to download and install applications that are not required by FYZip to function; be careful to decline these options if you wish to leave your browser's settings as they are.
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ZipStar
ZipStar
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(1 votes)
Freeware

ZipStar is a FREE file compression utility. You can use it, for instance, to compress your personal pictures into a single package or to unzip them when you want to know what are those compressed archives with mysterious names. It exclusively supports ZIP, SQX and CAB archives.

Pros:
  • It's FREE and has a nice interface.
Cons:
  • It only supports ZIP, SQX and CAB archives. So it's somehow useless.
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7-Zip
7-Zip
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(5372 votes)
Open source

7-Zip is a free open-source file archiver, extractor and manager which supports most popular compression formats. The utility is remarkable for the high compression ratio of its own archive format, .7z. The 7z archives can be considerably smaller than ZIP and RAR files, despite the fact that the compression process may take longer to compress and decompress.

Pros:
  • Free
  • Open-source
  • Cross-platform
  • Offers high compression ratio
  • Uses powerful AES-256 encryption
  • Doesn't use many resources
  • Nice file splitting option
  • Localizations for 79 languages
Cons:
  • Plain user-interface
  • Compressing to .7z can be rather slow
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7-Zip SFX Maker
7-Zip SFX Maker
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Open source

7-Zip SFX Maker creates self-extracting executable (EXE) files from any 7-zip archive. The program combines a fast and simple conversion process with the possibility of fully customizing the way the executable file will interact with the user when double-clicked on. These features cover where the file will extract, the overwrite mode, the messages it will show during the extraction process, etc.

Pros:
  • Produces highly customizable SFX files.
  • Clear tabbed interface.
Cons:
  • A version 3 is available on the Sourceforge site, but it does not install.
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NX Free ZIP Archiver
NX Free ZIP Archiver
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Freeware

NX Free ZIP Archiver is a very simple program for compressing files into archives. You can select the files you want to compress by right-clicking your mouse button on them - the program will then launch itself building a ZIP file that you can later unzip by using any of the available presets.

Pros:
  • It is free.
  • It simplifies a lot the process of creating archives.
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ZipZag
ZipZag
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(3 votes)

Handles archives of most formats: Rar, Zip, Bz2, Ace, 7-Zip, Iso, Tar, Cab, Cbr, Cbz, Jar, Msi, Pk3, Arc, Arj, Bin, Boo, Cpio, Deb, Gca, Gz, Hdr, Hqx, Lzh, Lzx, Pak, Pp, Rpm, Sqx, Tgz, Wad, Wb1, Wba, Wbc, Z, Zoo, and more. Has a build-in viewer.

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ZipSolution
ZipSolution
Freeware

Software is intended for developers who release sources of their applications in an archive. It automates zipping of software source codes for contributing them to sourceforge.net, codeproject.com and codeplex.com by setting custom filters (automate build, zipping in ui and ms build task).

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ZipGenius
ZipGenius
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(55 votes)
Freeware

ZIP archives are mostly known for their capability to store a large number of files thus helping you save space on your hard drive or USB stick. One program that can help you create and decompress file archives with ease is ZipGenius. A good thing about this application is that it comes with two different interfaces designed for beginner and advanced users.

Pros:
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Supports various file compression formats.
  • Fast compression/extraction.
  • You can send archives via email directly from the program's interface.
Cons:
  • It might take a while to encrypt/decrypt larger ZIP archives.
  • Too many configurations in order to attach archives to emails.
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TinyZIP
TinyZIP
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Freeware

TinyZIP is a handy application that enables you to extract files from ZIP archives, create and explore ZIP files with just a few clicks. The fact that its interface is so simple and intuitive is what makes this piece of software a reliable solution.For more information regarding the program functionality, you can always click on the "Website" button located on the Help menu.

Pros:
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Allows you to check detailed information regarding files.
  • Fast results.
Cons:
  • Automatically installs application that are not required by TinyZIP to function.
  • Unable to create archives with files located in different folders.
  • Supports only two types of ZIP files (.ZIP, .JAR).
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WinRAR
WinRAR
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(9470 votes)
Shareware

WinRAR makes sure that you can manage your archives in a lot of ways, being a powerful and comprehensive tool that offers unparalleled and undeniable advantages which made it the popular compression solution that everyone appreciates. WinRAR doesn’t support only the RAR format, but a lot of archive types, including ARJ, CAB, UUE, ACE, ZIP, 7-Zip, and so on.

Pros:
  • Supports a lot of file formats.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Comes packed with a lot of features and functions.
  • The trial version offers plenty of time for thorough evaluation.
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ZipCentral
ZipCentral
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(1 votes)
Freeware

ZipCentral 4.01 is a free file compressor that can create ZIP archives. The program allows you to create .ZIP files or self-extracting .EXE files. It´s possible to add new files to an archive, convert an archive to a self-extracting file, or test an archive for integrity.

Pros:
  • It´s a powerful program, fast and free.
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