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WinZip® is the most popular and trusted way to work with compressed files. No other compression utility offers the easy, comprehensive, and productive approach that has made WinZip the gold standard for file-compression tools.

With WinZip, PC users can quickly and securely zip and unzip files to conserve storage space, speed up email transmission, and reduce download times. State-of-the-art file compression, strong AES encryption, compatibility with more compression formats, and comprehensive solutions for photo compression, management and sharing make WinZip the complete solution for the compression and archiving needs of any home and business user today.

WinZip is available in Standard and Pro Editions so you can choose the level of solutions that is best for you. The Standard Edition provides all the tools needed to quickly and easily compress and Zip files in a variety of ways and to effortlessly open the most common archive files used. Also, strong AES encryption is included and allows users to password-protect Zip files to protect confidential information.

The Pro Edition delivers all of the features of the Standard Edition plus it is packed with powerful tools to transfer, view, rotate, and resize photos and images. The WinZip Pro Edition also allows automation of routine tasks such as backing up data, archiving files, burning Zip files to CD/DVD, and uploading Zip files to online FTP sites. WinZip Pro also provides administrators in a business or enterprise environment the ability to deploy and enforce password policy requirements and other configurations when using WinZip.

Finally, there is now a WinZip Enterprise package available which offers administrators the ability to control the features and behaviors deployed with WinZip. The WinZip Enterprise package is a WinZip Pro license and includes WinZip Courier.

See the Features Comparison chart for a list of key features found in WinZip Standard and Pro Editions.

Visit the What's New topic to learn about WinZip's newest features.

Check out the Brief Tutorials for more information on how to use the features in WinZip.