What's New in WinZip14.5?

WinZip file compression softwareWinZip 14.5 represents one of the most significant enhancements to WinZip in years! This release delivers an entirely new user experience*, unveiling numerous key features and dramatically simplifying the product. With its unprecedented level of functionality and unparalleled user interface, no wonder WinZip is far and away the world's leading application for file compression, encryption, sharing, and data backup. (WinZip 14)

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New features in WinZip 14.5 include:

NEW! Microsoft Office 2010-style ribbon interface places key WinZip functionality right at your fingertips, simplifying essential tasks and increasing your productivity

Ribbon Interface

NEW! Support for Windows 7 Libraries, Jump Lists, Multi-Touch Gestures, and more makes working with Zip files effortless

Windows 7 Jump List

NEW! 'Zip' option on the Home tab works the way you think, letting you select the files you want to zip up, choose your zipping options, and save your Zip file wherever you decide

WinZip Home Tab

NEW! 'Encrypt' check box makes it easier than ever to password protect your confidential files

Encrypt Files

NEW! 'Attach to E-mail' button lets you email a Zip file instantly and provides advanced options like using 'best method' compression and file encryption, and resizing photos so they send faster and fit standard computer screens

Attach to E-mail

NEW! 'One-click Unzip' option automatically extracts the content of an archive to a folder it creates for you, then opens the folder in Windows Explorer, providing easy editing access

One-click Unzip

NEW! 'Open With' button opens an Office document (or other file) from within a Zip file using the default Windows file association or the application you specify, and—if you make changes—WinZip offers to save them back to the Zip file for you

NEW! 'Auto Open' feature automatically extracts and opens a zipped document, spreadsheet, or presentation in its associated Microsoft Office** application by just double clicking the Zip file within Windows Explorer or Microsoft Outlook

Auto Open

NEW! 'Zip file previewer' lets you see what's inside a Zip file from within Windows Explorer or Microsoft Outlook** and directly open zipped content files by simply double clicking on them

Zip file previewer

NEW! 'Backup' tab*** reveals innovative capabilities for protecting your data files, including a choice of predefined backups for your documents, desktop, email, etc., a wizard for creating your own custom backup, and a way to backup photos directly from your digital camera or iPhone


NEW! 'Tools' tab presents practical utilities, such as a simple way to create a self-extracting Zip file, a means to encrypt an existing Zip file, and an option to unzip and try the contents of a Zip file then clean up afterward automatically


Visit the WinZip 14.5 Product Information page to learn more, and check out a comprehensive list of WinZip's key capabilities on the Product Feature Comparison.

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*For Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista users
**Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007
***A WinZip Pro feature