Express Zip 2.28

A suitable software solution strictly dedicated to exploring, creating and managing archives of various formats easy and in the blink of an eye
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On the saturated market of compression utilities there are still tools that try to prove that innovation is always a key element in success. Amongst the existing industry giants, applications such as Express Zip come equipped with features you are familiar with, but adjusted to offer a little more speed and efficiency.

Ad-supported installation process

Before you can fully take advantage of the provided features, you need to cautiously go through the setup process. A certain level of attention is required, otherwise you might end up with a bunch of potentially unwanted applications also deployed on your system.

Common features and intuitive interface

The main window stores all its available features in an upper toolbar, the workspace being dedicated to exploring content of the files you add to the process.

You can easily import desired items either through the dedicated options or dragging them over the main window. However, due to the poor design, it takes a rather disturbing amount of time to get files ready, especially if they take up a lot of space.

Taking a lot of time for tasks

The same can be said about compression and extraction processes. The application first analyzes files, after which they are processed, leading to a considerable number of minutes practically wasted. Since the application is a dedicated compression utility and it does not come equipped with any other important features, this is a major drawback.

The possibility to keep files safe

On the other hand, you can have your have files encrypted for enhanced security. A self-extracting archive can also be created so that you don't need any compression tools in order to unpack content on other computers.

Using a high amount of system resources

In terms of functionality, the applications behaves incredibly poor, with no comparison needed. Regardless of the file size selected for compression, once you put the process in motion system resources are funneled towards the application, with the possibility to hang or even crash. During our tests, it took around 15 minutes to process 2.5 GB worth of data, making the computer difficult to use for other purposes and at a certain point even making it critically unstable.

To end with

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Express Zip fails to fully deliver its full potential, with a lot of room for improvement. It's incredibly easy to use and the interface is intuitive, but taking a look under the hood reveals an outdated engine, incapable of winning the race for best compression tool.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 1st, 2014


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price:
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developed by:
NCH Software
license type:
Ad-supported 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
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What's New in version 2.17
  • Add Substantive Use Model
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Application description

Express Zip is a handy application designed to help you compress any files or folders to Zip archives and manage their...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function

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