PowerZip 7.2 for Windows

by Trident Software Pty Ltd.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (14 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.3 MB
License Shareware, $20.00
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,234
Publisher Trident Software Pty Ltd.
Homepage PowerZip

Publisher's Description

PowerZip Compression / Extraction Wizards make working with archives (such as Zip files) easy while providing an array of advanced features. The Wizards are quick to use because they have only a small number of steps; some steps can be switched of if not needed, others can be skipped to use default options. Pop-up tooltips explain the purpose of each button or control. You can use the 128-bit & 256-bit AES encryption to create password-protected Zip files to store confidential documents and files or send them through insecure channels, such as e-mail.

Latest Reviews

zridling

zridling reviewed v7.06 Build 3895 on Sep 7, 2005

PowerZip's Lifetime license is as good as it gets.

huppel

huppel reviewed v7.06 Build 3895 on Jul 7, 2005

IceOws is for the time being the only program that integrates a little bit with Windows-Explorer. It is therefor my only choice.
All the others have their own interface which is stupid : a zip, rar, arj, cab or whatever folder should be treated as a ...Windows Explorer FOLDER.

scodan

scodan reviewed v7.0 on Feb 1, 2004

I really wish it was possible to edit comments. I said there was no "file change detection" feature in PowerZip, and that's true, but there is an update feature. With that, you can extract and change a file, then update the archive with the changed file. This is just like what WinZip does, except that you have to invoke it manually. My bad for overlooking that earlier.

goFurShELF

goFurShELF reviewed v6.5 on Nov 10, 2003

Best compression program I have used...best features, support, GUI...not as bloated or pricey as WinZip (good) and TurboZip (less good)...integrates self-extractor features unlike WZ...really the best!

scodan

scodan reviewed v6.5 on Oct 30, 2003

PowerZip is a diamond in the rough. The interface is sensible and totally customizable, right down to the ability to change the text shown for each toolbar button. Did I say "sensible"? Yes, I did. Rather than the standard, moronic way of presenting file date/time information, PowerZip provides two separate columns, and puts the date in CCYY-MM-DD format, so that sorting actually makes sense. The entire interface is very polished and professional looking, and my only gripes are that you can't resize the extraction dialog, and that you are forced to use wizards to compress and decompress. I know, being forced to use wizards sounds awful, but it's not as bad as it sounds: For compressing, there are 3 pages to deal with (specify name/type of archive, specify files to add, specify compression options), and for decompressing, only 2 (specify extraction folder, specify decompression options). PowerZip 6.5 does not support Deflate64, which is something I criticize other some archiver utilities for. However, PowerZip 7, due late 2003, will support it. I emailed PowerZip support, and instead of the typical "I hate my users, please go away" type of reply, and instead of being ignored (which, again, is pretty typical), I received two responses within MINUTES, and they were wordy and genuinely helpful. PowerZip is only $20 and that includes support that doesn't suck, and lifetime upgrades. I love this thing!

Avg. Rating 3.6 (14 votes)
Your Rating
zridling

zridling reviewed v7.06 Build 3895 on Sep 7, 2005

PowerZip's Lifetime license is as good as it gets.

huppel

huppel reviewed v7.06 Build 3895 on Jul 7, 2005

IceOws is for the time being the only program that integrates a little bit with Windows-Explorer. It is therefor my only choice.
All the others have their own interface which is stupid : a zip, rar, arj, cab or whatever folder should be treated as a ...Windows Explorer FOLDER.

scodan

scodan reviewed v7.0 on Feb 1, 2004

I really wish it was possible to edit comments. I said there was no "file change detection" feature in PowerZip, and that's true, but there is an update feature. With that, you can extract and change a file, then update the archive with the changed file. This is just like what WinZip does, except that you have to invoke it manually. My bad for overlooking that earlier.

goFurShELF

goFurShELF reviewed v6.5 on Nov 10, 2003

Best compression program I have used...best features, support, GUI...not as bloated or pricey as WinZip (good) and TurboZip (less good)...integrates self-extractor features unlike WZ...really the best!

scodan

scodan reviewed v6.5 on Oct 30, 2003

PowerZip is a diamond in the rough. The interface is sensible and totally customizable, right down to the ability to change the text shown for each toolbar button. Did I say "sensible"? Yes, I did. Rather than the standard, moronic way of presenting file date/time information, PowerZip provides two separate columns, and puts the date in CCYY-MM-DD format, so that sorting actually makes sense. The entire interface is very polished and professional looking, and my only gripes are that you can't resize the extraction dialog, and that you are forced to use wizards to compress and decompress. I know, being forced to use wizards sounds awful, but it's not as bad as it sounds: For compressing, there are 3 pages to deal with (specify name/type of archive, specify files to add, specify compression options), and for decompressing, only 2 (specify extraction folder, specify decompression options). PowerZip 6.5 does not support Deflate64, which is something I criticize other some archiver utilities for. However, PowerZip 7, due late 2003, will support it. I emailed PowerZip support, and instead of the typical "I hate my users, please go away" type of reply, and instead of being ignored (which, again, is pretty typical), I received two responses within MINUTES, and they were wordy and genuinely helpful. PowerZip is only $20 and that includes support that doesn't suck, and lifetime upgrades. I love this thing!

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