What's New in WinZip 15?
WinZip 15 introduces a brand new,
high-performance zip engine, a streamlined user interface with a
streamlined user interface with an innovative desktop gadget
that makes WinZip even easier to use, major file sharing
enhancements, and much more. With this unparalleled
functionality and usability, no wonder WinZip is far and away
the world's #1 utility for file compression, encryption,
sharing, and data backup.
Increased Zipping Performance
Building on WinZip’s state-of-the
art technology, WinZip 15 introduces an entirely new and
powerful zip engine. Enabled by WinZip 15's performance
architecture and taking advantage of multi-core processors and
multi-threaded support, this zip engine creates Zipx files 30%
to 50% faster than the previous version while still achieving
the same impressive compression results. The new zip engine also
compresses certain standard Zip files up to 25% faster!1
architecture provides a plug-in framework for major enhancements
in file compression and encryption.
new zip engine provides significantly faster zipping rates while
retaining the same high quality compression.
In addition to evolutions in user
interface design, WinZip 15 introduces a revolution in file
compression and file sharing with its groundbreaking desktop
gadget. This innovative tool is your express portal for key
zipping tasks. Now you can zip, unzip, and email files without
opening the WinZip application—simply drag files onto the
appropriate WinZip Desktop Gadget tab for instant compression,
decompression and email capabilities.
menu designs and more intuitive icons improve upon the WinZip
interface, making it easier to use and delivering an even better
Desktop Gadget Zip/Unzip tab provides instant file
compression/decompression. Simply drag a file or group of files
onto the gadget to instantly create a compressed version on your
desktop (or folder of your choice). Likewise, just drag a
compressed file onto the gadget to instantly unzip its contents
onto your desktop or other folder.2
Desktop Gadget Zip & Email tab provides an express portal to
WinZip 15's unique Zip & Email Plus capabilities. Just drag a
file or group of files onto the gadget to instantly zip and
email them using the options and email account you designate.2
Enhanced File Sharing
With a few easy clicks, WinZip 15
lets you zip and encrypt a set of files as an email attachment,
compose an accompanying message, and send the email
instantly—all directly from the WinZip window, without opening
your email application! The result? You save time and
unnecessary steps while ensuring that the files you share are
smaller, safer, and more manageable.
and Email feature lets you create a Zip file and attach it to an
email message in one simple process. Once you choose the files
to zip and select your zipping options, WinZip opens a message
window and attaches your new zip file to it. Simply type a note,
address your message, and click Send.
resizer built into the Zip & Email Plus feature. With just a
click, WinZip will resize your high-resolution pictures before
attaching them to your email message, so that they send even
faster and are optimized to fit standard computer screens.
webmail support now included in all WinZip email functionality
to provide maximum utility and flexibility. In addition to
support for Microsoft Outlook, WinZip 15 comes preset to work
with the following popular webmail services: Yahoo! Mail, Gmail
by Google, and Microsoft Live Hotmail. Now you can zip, encrypt,
and email files from your webmail address, all without having to
open a web browser or sign in to your webmail account.
support for other webmail services, enterprise mail systems, and
individual ISP addresses. Using a different email service? No
problem! WinZip 15 provides configuration options that give you
the flexibility to email zipped files directly from the WinZip
window using virtually any email address, all without opening
any additional applications.
Enhanced email support in WinZip Pro's Backup3
function now allows backup files and log files to be sent
automatically upon backup job completion from virtually any
email or webmail address that you indicate.
WinZip 15 Product
Overview page to learn more, and check out a comprehensive
list of WinZip's key capabilities on the
Product Feature Comparison page.
1 Zipping speed depends
on the types, sizes, and content of files being zipped as well
as processor type, processor speed, number of processor cores,
and number of processors being used. As such, your results may
2 For Windows 7 and Windows Vista users.
3 Backup capability available only with WinZip Pro.