RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

WinZip for Windows 8

Create, manage and share your archives directly from the Windows 8 start screen

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 2 ratings
License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 8
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 08 February 2013
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 7517
Developer: WinZip
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/WinZipComputing
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
WinZip for Windows 8
Create and manage your archives directly from the Windows 8 start screen

WinZip for Windows 8 (and RT) is a capable app which allows you open existing ZIP and ZIPX archives, or create new ones, then makes it easy to share them online.

The program presents files and folders using a clear, touch-friendly tile-based interface which fits in well on the Windows desktop.

And although it doesn't have the functionality and power of WinZip's desktop client, the app still has the key tools you need. So you can zip up files or folders, add password protection to restrict access to your archives, or lock the world out entirely by making use of WinZip's military-grade encryption.

Use this kind of tool on the right files and you can save an enormous amount of disk space, which could be useful if you're running short.

The real benefit of WinZip for Windows 8 probably comes in its ability to securely share files, though. The program neatly integrates with the Windows 8 'Share' charm, and in just a few clicks (or taps) you're able to safely send your confidential files via Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and more.

It is also relatively expensive, though, requiring an annual $7.99 subscription following your initial 15-day trial. Most people will probably be better off looking elsewhere.

Verdict:

It's expensive, but otherwise WinZip is a polished archive manager with some useful security and file sharing options

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
WinZip 19.0

WinZip 19.0

Trial Software

Open, create and share your archives using this comprehensive commercial archive manager

WinZip Mac Edition

WinZip Mac Edition 4.0

Trial Software

The famous file compression tool comes to Mac

WinZip 3.5.0

WinZip for iOS 3.5.0

Freeware

The famous file compression tool gets an iOS app

WinZip Self-Extractor - turn your files or ZIP archive in to an installer

WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0

Trial Software

Quickly turn a collection of files or ZIP archive in to a self-extracting installer

Other Download Articles From This Category
ImDisk

ImDisk 2.0.1

Freeware

Create or mount ISO files in seconds with this handy tool

DriverEasy

DriverEasy 4.9.4.6221

Free, for personal-use only

Identify and update hardware drivers with the minimum of fuss

Clipboard Master

Clipboard Master 4.0.4

Freeware

A handy extension to the clipboard that makes it even more useful

pdfFactory

pdfFactory 5.31

Trial Software

Convert almost any documents to PDF format in a click

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Unreal Engine 4.8

Free Full Commercial Software

Unreal Engine is Epic Games' game engine, a powerful suite of tools for developing anything from basic 2D games to professional RPGs, first person shooters and whatever else you like.

Wide standards support - DirectX, OpenGL, JavaScript/ WebGL - means your projects can be targeted to almost any platform: consoles, iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, HTML5 browsers and more.

There's a vast amount to learn, of course, and that's even before you start building your game. But there's plenty of documentation, tutorials, demos and sample projects to point you in the right direction.

The package is now entirely free, too - no annoying limitations, nag screens or anything else. Epic now only requires that you pay a 5% royalty after the first $3,000 of revenue per product per quarter. And even then, you "pay no royalty for film projects, contracting and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation and visualization."

8.48 brings:
    - Optimized grass rendering and procedural foliage system preview
    - Plugins available in Marketplace
    - Improved accuracy for motion blur
    - New Tone Mapper
    - Support for all the latest VR hardware including Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Steam VR and HTC Vive, Leap Motion, and Sony's Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4
    - "Scrubbable" network replays with rewind support and live time scrubbing
    - Visualize the memory footprint of game assets in an interactive tree map UI

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: