Sending one file too many is a hassle. Most email service provider gives a maximum of 10mb worth of files that can be transmitted through a single message. Plus, attaching files one by one can add to the aggravation. That is why we have to thank the internet gods for WinZip. WinZip is a software that compresses your files, making it easier for you to transmit data. It is the most common tool for compressing. The good news is WinZip lets you download the software for free.

For us who wants to cut on our expenses, ‘freeware’ is a gift from above; an answer to our online needs. There are many applications that offer a free download, thankfully, WinZip is one of them. It is, by far the best compression method; reducing JPEG files by 20-25% with no loss of quality or data integrity.

The Free WinZip Pros

Just like other ‘freeware’, downloading free WinZip is a no cost privilege. winzip-screenshotIt encrypts and decrypts your files and email attachments instantly. It also administers your data in one place. Not to mention easy sharing to the cloud, social media and instant messaging. It is like having your things ready and on the go.

The Unsuspected Cons

I have been using Winzip from God knows when but the turn of events had me a bit disappointed. Compressing files had been a routine for writers like me. Since I had to send various word files to Clients in bulk, zipping my files had been an essential part of my job. Yes, WinZip is still helping me to do the work. No, it’s not free anymore.

Seems like, the new and upgraded version of the software now offers its services for a price. Upgrading your operating system looks like it will not let you enjoy the software forever, too. It still offers a free download but only for a limited time. A 45-day trial has been given to users to enjoy the services you once took pleasure in.

Truth be told, WinZip is still worth considering (although, there is another compressing software like 7-Zip). Its interface looks and works well, allowing a user-friendly edge. And because it supports many formats, it is a very reliable tool for everyone.

It is best to remember that although some software lets you use their full version for free, it may not last forever. That might be one of the greatest cons of a ‘freeware’. Most of them may not support new features unless you opt to buy their full version. These are also known as ‘free to try’ applications. Most ‘freeware’ will also let you sign in with your social media account such as Facebook or will have a number of pop-ups which will remind you to purchase the full version for a maximum experience. WinZip still offers a free to try version; unfortunately, it will let you buy the full version after 45 days.

The new version offers many additional features which you can read here.

Free software craze has hit the information technology world in the recent past especially due to the fact that companies have revolutionalized the way they offer their services. My name is Georgina. I am a software engineer by profession. I have been in the field for the past ten years, and I have seen it all as far as the provision of software is concerned. It is not business as usual in the technology. Time is gone when software used to be sold.

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