What can WinZip Pro do that other file compression programs cannot? That is a good question. How about we start with the fact that you can use it to backup your data. That’s amazing, right?
You can save the backups on your optical discs such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs. Or you could save them online, on cloud storage services, or on external storage devices. You can set the backup tasks to run automatically at a time and date that you choose. WinZip Pro lets you select the folders which it needs to backup. If you want to save Windows’ system folders, you will like the preset options which can be used to select the Documents, Videos, Picture and other folders, etc.
The WinZip Pro interface can be used to open various types of files including photos, and documents including Microsoft Office DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, etc. The program can be used to convert documents in to PDFs, using the built-in document converter. You can share the archives that you create in several ways, including directly emailing it to your contact, uploading to cloud storage services like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.
WinZip Pro can be used to open and create Zips, but it also supports opening and extracting the archives of the following formats: 7z, RAR, IMG, ISO, BZ2, LHA, etc. This allows you to extract the content from other archives and save them into Zips. Even when you compress JPEGs or MP3s WinZip Pro does not reduce the quality of the media, while still reducing the file size by up to 25% and 20% for the respective formats. EXE self extracting archives can also be created using WinZip Pro, which allows users who don’t have the program installed, to open the compressed file on their own PC.
Adding a password and encrypting your Zip archives, is easy, and WinZip’s AES 128/256 bit encryption algorithms helps prevent other people from accessing the data in the archive. You can use WinZip Pro to organize your folders and files, using the interface, which has two panes, for multi-tasking with 2 folders.