Product Type: Winzip utilities
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WinZip doesn't cut it anymore.
Member Name: Spike4874
Date: 12/10/02, updated on 12/10/02 (158 review reads)
Advantages: Great for zip files, Easy to use, Free lifetime upgrades
Disadvantages: Doesn't handle ALL of the many different file types out there., It's hardly ever updated. There will probably be a new version once every 2 or 3 years if that., They make you pay extra money if you want to buy their seperate WinZip Self-Extractor program.
WinZip is for amatures only. It might have been hot stuff many years ago, but nowadays WinZip just doesn't cut it anymore for hardcore advanced computer users like myself. When I first got my computer about two years ago, I bought and used WinZip because I didn't know any better. I had been using WinZip for two years until last week when I got rid of it for good. Last week I downloaded a file over the internet and WinZip could NOT open it. WinZip said that it wasn't a valid file. I soon found out that it was a file made in the RAR format which WinZip can't handle. So I downloaded a program called, WinRAR and WinRAR was able to open the file with no problem. WinRAR is good but it is SLOW and it doesn't handle ALL of the many different file types out there. So now I am trying out a program called, ALZip which is supposed to open every single type of file format out there. So what it comes down to is this: Don't bother with WinZip because one of these days you are going to run into a file that WinZip won't be able to open. Try ALZip instead. Because at least with ALZip you will have an all in one tool that does it all.