Monday, January 15, 2007

Free Compression!

How do you like my ambiguous title, eh? Where's your mind going? You should be ashamed! We're talking about a file compression utility for your computer. Most file compression utilities cost $20 - $30 and have features that are lacking in the utility included with Windows. This one has many of these features without the cost. Here's a description from a trusted download source, Softpedia:
"ZipGenius is the absolutely free software for Windows® that lets you compress files to almost any kind of archive. ZipGenius supports more than 20 compressed archive formats, including CD/DVD-ROM image files in ISO9660 standard.

This is the file compression suite you were searching for: it is free and easy to use, plus it supports more than 20 formats of compressed archives, including RAR, CAB, SQX, ACE, ARJ, OpenOffice.org documents and the excellent 7-zip.

ZipGenius now can precompress executable files going to be added to a ZIP archive through the UPX compressor.

ZipGenius is presented in two editions: STANDARD and SUITE that differs for the content they ship to user's Desktop.

While the suite edition is the full setup package that includes all the optional modules of the ZipGenius project, because it is a setup layout oriented to experts and power users, the standard setup package just includes the main ZipGenius application because it is designed for most Windows® users, that just want to open/compress/decompress archives in several formats.

Softpedia guarantees that ZipGenius 6.0.3.1130 is 100% FREE, which means it is a freeware product (both for personal and commercial use) that does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean, therefore it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.However, it should be noted that this product will be retested periodically and the award may be withdrawn, so you should check back on this page from time to time."
You can download ZipGenius 6 from Softpedia here.