WinZip for Windows 8 Available for Free in Windows Store

WinZip is one of the most popular file archiver and compression utility for Windows, Mac and Mobile. WinZip is a paid program with a free 21-day trial and its standard license costs as much as $29.95. WinZip app for Windows 8 is now available as a freeware in the Windows Store. The app works in the Modern UI environment, thus with an entirely new and different UI when compared to WinZip’s desktop client.

WinZip for Windows 8 offers a clean touch-friendly interface, advanced sharing options and the ability to share large files up to 2GB via email with ZipSend integration. You can open files and folders from your PC or cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive, plus can unzip the archive to any of these locations. The ‘Zip Share’ feature makes it easy to securely share files with your friends, followers on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and through email as well.

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Password-protected important files are secured with WinZip’s military-grade encryption. The exclusive zipx compression format can compress files even more, including JPGs. With a modern touch-friendly design, WinZip for Windows 8 offers an effortless experience on PCs and mainly on tablets. It aims to deliver same zip technology as the desktop version of WinZip, but in a simple and easy-to-use package.

Features –

  • Create zip or zipx files and instantly save to your PC, Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive account

  • Open .zip and .zipx files instantly from your desktop or favorite cloud service

  • Easily manage your WinZip login credentials for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and Zip Send

  • Easily share files, even very large ones or entire folders, to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter

  • Protect your files with banking-level encryption and choose zipx format for extra compression power

  • Send very large files – up to 2GB with a premium account – via email with ZipSend integration

  • Use the Windows 8 ‘Share’ charm to deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other apps

  • Securely send files to mobile devices with WinZip’s password protection

Download WinZip Free for Windows 8 [Windows Store]


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

4 Responses

  1. David says:

    It’s not freeware. It’s free to try for 15 days. After users need to pay a subscription fee of $7.99 per year. Windows Store doesn’t appear to differentiate between the two offer types.

  2. Dave says:

    Where’s the free download link.

  3. rakesh says:

    It’s an essential tool for every PC. Thanks

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