WinZip gets ribboned Video
WinZip gets ribboned Video Transcript
>>Imagine a vast land filled with archive programs just waiting to help you turn disc work files in to tidy zips and rars. Without a doubt the best known citizen in this peculiar place would be WinZip. Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt from CNETDownload.com. And in this first look video, we will be hanging out with WinZip 14.5. As you can see WE.ZIP has abandoned its well worn big buttoned interface for a ribbon cribbed right out of Microsoft Office. Despite the controversy over the ribbons aesthetics, switching to the ribbon does make the program instantly recognizable to anybody who has worked in Office 2007 and later. Also the old WinZip [inaudible] was inadequate for the deep toolbox that the program offered. Most of these advanced features could only be accessed from the menu bar. So, the ribbons should be somewhat of a time saver. If you don't like it, you can restore the classic interface under options. The Window 7 features in the new WinZip are fairly strong too. In addition to boiler blade, jump lift and library support, WinZip's internal viewer supports multi-touch gestures on a touch screen. There's also a one click unzip option which will unzip an archive and open the file location in Window Explorer, a zip file previewer for checking out the content of an archive without having to open it in WinZip, a button for encrypting preexisting but unencrypted archives and the new unzip and try feature. This lets you open an archive, use its files, save changes to them and close the archive without leaving a trace in your temp folders. WinZip 14.5 isn't noticeable faster that WinZip 14, but version 14 was significantly faster than the versions prior to it. For diehard WinZip users, upgrading is a must. Do note, however that the program is only available as a trial. The backdoor to sneak in free use of WinZip has been closed and I expect many users will balk at the 29.95 price tag for the new look and features. With your first look at WinZip 14.5, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for download.com ^M00:02:00 [Music]
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