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Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2 1.0.5

Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2 Editor's Review

Create and manage compressed folder files with this handy Windows app.

When you've been in computers as long as I have, you get used to dealing with compressed files. You see them nearly everywhere, and if you're like me, you use them... a lot. Finding the right zip file client is often difficult in a sea full of zippers, finding the right one for you is difficult at times. My favorite happens to be Ashampoo's Zip Pro. As a zip client for Windows, its hard to beat.

Compressing and uncompressing files are common operations. You do the same things when you copy and delete files. Ashampoo ZIP Pro seamlessly integrates with Windows Explorer and provides convenient status updates as well as jump lists through the Windows 7 and 8 taskbar. Zip Pro's features are presented through a Windows 8 like tile-based interface that displays essential features as rearrangable tiles.

Zip Pro has powerful file encryption with multiple algorithms. Zip Pro's encryption can also encrypt and sign Office and PDF files, adding another level and layer of security to your data protection strategy. 

App Pro’s: Easy to use, Works with Windows 7 – 8.x

App Con’s: Interface is very Windows 8-like

Conclusion: Zip Pro also offers a few other features, like being able to create self-extracting archives. You can even repair damaged archives with this tool. I can't tell you how many times I've spent time downloading a corrupted zip file. Now, you can fix those bad files.

If you're looking for ISO support, you're going to find it here. With Zip Pro, you can access parts of ISO images, and even create them with it. Its all kinda cool. What the app does is really great. That it follows and emulates the Windows 8 Start Screen is something that may not sit well with a lot of people, me included. The interface may simulate Windows 8, but its not. Non standard interfaces in windows have a tendency to be memory pigs. I haven't had enough time to really put the app through its paces. Up to now, it seems to be ok, but its something that doesn't sit quite right.

What's Required in Version 1.0.5 of Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2

Hard Drive Space: 220 MB for the program files plus some additional space for backup files (minimal)

What's New in Version 1.0.5 of Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2

Chances:
- added new folder option in extract window
- added error message when 0 byte file is opened
- improvement in unicode interface when double-byte characters are shown
- fixed issue with virtual drive installation
- fixed issues with PAE/PAE2 folder structure
- various other improvement

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