See also: Compression
A File Format for compression, a standard the world over, created by PKWare (http://www.pkware.com), who continues to create compression products.
Other compatible ZIP software:
- WinZIP (http://www.winzip.com) – possibly the most popular, this famous front-end for ZIP files adds a variety of features to ZIP files. (commercial nagware)
- CoffeeCup’s Zip Wizard (http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/) – one free alternative.
- UltimateZIP (http://www.ultimatezip.com/) Free fully-featured ZIP tool with a list of features. adware-supported.
- Although the standard, other algorithms besides ZIP exist, however. Some provide better compression, such as RAR and 7ZIP while others are faster/open-source such as BZIP2, and GZIP (the open-source ZIP compression algorithm).
A list of other free compression software:
- Freewarefiles.com (http://www.freewarefiles.com/results.php?subcategoryid=93&categoryid=9)
- Pricelessware.org (http://www.pricelessware.org/2004/PL2004FILEUTILITIES.htm#Archives:Zip-Unzip)
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