WinZip? No thanks.
September 03, 2020

WinZip? No thanks.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WinZip Standard/Pro

WinZip is only installed on a couple of computers in our organization due to the nature of WinZip being pretty much a household name at this point. People see zip folders and don't know what it is so SEO on Google tells them WinZip. It's not being used by any special departments or teams, only a few older users who do not know about open source applications like 7z.
  • Zips files
  • Unzips files
  • Encrypts archives
  • Costs too much
  • No new features
  • Windows OS can handle all this for free.
  • Winzip is not our standard corporate zip app.
  • It's causing additional troubleshooting.
  • Additional hands-on time for tech support personnel that are trained in 7zip.
Winrar and 7-zip are both unlisted in the TrustRadius drop-down list so I will discuss those here. Winrar is another competitor to WinZip and also works as freeware, allowing you to create multi-part password-protected archives in different compressed formats, all while only reminding you the software isn't free and you should purchase it. Which I am sure very few people do because of 7-zip, the defacto standard for archiving applications with no bloated interface, no unnecessary features, no calling-home to a central server, and it's all done for free.

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If I could give WinZip a 0, I would. There is no business-case reason to purchase Winzip other than having a support channel to deal with when you can't open a zip file (which they will say the file is probably corrupted and to try to re-download it or obtain it from another source).

WinZip Standard/Pro Support

Listen, nobody can get a perfect 10 (just ask your boss at review time, you can't say you are a 10 because then you'd have nothing to strive for!). WinZip's Support team knows their product, which is a fantastic thing to hear, unlike when you call giant companies (Microsoft, Vipre, and Norton) and their turnaround in their support center is so disgusting that their Support team only knows how to read off of a script.