Guest Author - Leena Kothari
Zip files compress data and therefore save time and space and make downloading software and transferring e-mail attachments faster. Typical uses for Zip files include:
1.Distributing Files On The Internet: Only one download is required to obtain all related files, and file transfer is quicker because the archived files are compressed.
2.Sending A Group Of Related Files To An Associate: When you distribute a collection of files as a single Zip file, you benefit from the file grouping as well as compression.
3.Saving Disk Space: If you have large files that are important but seldom used, such as large data files, simply compress the files into a Zip file and then unzip (or "extract") them only when needed.
WinZip packs plenty of features for simple compression needs, along with superior security tools for advanced compression and backup-file management. You can run WinZip using the optional Wizard interface for a step-by-step guide to easy compression, or you can use the classic interface to set file and folder compressions to your specifications. The most liked tools are the contextual menus (right-click) that enable you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly, including complex tasks like zipping a file and automatically attaching it to an e-mail for quick delivery.
Using WinZip is as easy as it could be.To create a new Zip file, open WinZip in the WinZip Wizard mode. (If the WinZip Wizard does not open by default, just click the Wizard button in the toolbar.) You will be asked "What do you want to do?" Simply select "Create a new Zip file" and click Next. The WinZip Wizard will guide you through the entire process.
A Few Features Of WinZip Illustrated:
Advanced Photo Compression
WinZip exclusively features advanced photo compression. When Zipping and emailing WinZip will ask you if you want to compress your photos to screen quality, thus making the attachment even smaller!
Creates Smaller Email Attachments
Using WinZip to zip your files will make them up to 5 times smaller than they once were! This will make them easier to send over email - guaranteed. WinZip even has a feature that will automatically attach your "zipped" file to an email.
Back Up Important Documents And Information Stored On Your PC
Backing up your files is easier than you think! Creating smaller zip files allows you to save them on fewer disks or CDs and saves you clutter, money and time. This important feature means you never again worry about losing your important files and photos!
Get More Space On Your PC
You can drastically free up disk space in just minutes! Zipping your files makes them as much as 5 times smaller than they once were. Best yet, when you go to Un-Zip your files, they are in the exact same format as when you Zipped them. This means that you can edit and change them.
You can rest assured that the Zip files you create are a standard format that is compatible with everyone's computer.
Simple To Use
It has a simple to use interface requires virtually no learning curve! Anyone from retirees to students to tech savvy office users, can become a Zipping Pro in just minutes!
One Click Zipping And Unzipping
Zip and Unzip in one click!
Wizards guide you step by step through zipping, unzipping and emailing.
Instantly Attach A Zip File To An Email
Simply press the "Zip and Email button" and your Zip file will be attached to a blank email - ready for you to send.
Automatically Scans For Viruses (requires McAfee VirusScan, Norton AntiVirus or other popular virus scanning software)
Some extra features are Sort and group by file, folder, type, size or date, create smaller files. WinZip will create Zip files that are up to 5 times smaller than the original file. Download Free trial version of WinZip.