On a weekly basis I send files to clients, both small and larger files, accompanied by that following question that often pops up; ”Can you sprend it!?” among some Swedish companies. Many of them use the service ”SPREND”. A Swedish equivalent to Yousendit. But they can also say – or I ask them; ”Dropbox?”, ”Yousendit?” and now ”Skydrive”. (No one have yet asked me to use icloud by the way, despite many Mac users among my clients. I would say no though.)
When I first started my own company back in 1997, I used Winzip to zip my files. Changes came along because with the computers of today with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can use the free Microsoft Compressed files feature to Zip files. And you can use other free Open Source programs as well such as 7-zip. And it all seems to be free doesnt it. Use it and be happy. But after many years myself using these free services I got a New Winzip license with my own new license of Corel PAINTER 12 box version. And I just love it. I got almost emotional LOL. Now I see once again why WinZip is such a great program. I always had a love for it for some reason 🙂
One time someone wrote on a tech blog asking why people actually buy Winzip when there are free services out there. But because its a great program and its still being developed and updated and enhanced all the time to go with the times, its simply obvious why one should use it. And its not only to zip a file. Its so much more. Its about what we do daily – send files and share in a safe way.
Now, WHY should I use Yousendit for example just came to my mind, when I have Winzip. Well I will keep Yousendit as it is a good service as well 🙂 But Yousendit ads that irritating icon on the status bar down by the clock in Windows 7. Use Winzip feature called ZIPSEND in the program. Right click a file, zip or open Winzip and select file>choose Zip Send in the menu. Your Email client/program opens up and you simply send it via email. There is a 50 MB FREE file size similar to Yousendits FREE account, and then there is for more powerfull file sending via email, read more here > https://zipsend.com/email-size-limits?lang=EN&prod=WNZP&ver=16.5.10096.0&vid=nkln
With Winzip 17 more new features have arrived – just love how the Winzip team keeps adding these features! – interaction with other services. Let me quote:
”Share large files anywhere—email, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter”
You can download a trial version to test it yourself. And you can read about it on Corels own website. Winzip, owned by Corel, have two versions of Winzip; Standard and PRO. The Pro version adds Backup and protect as well.
Winzip Standard and PRO versions
WinZip 17 Pro.
Zip. Protect. Share. Anywhere.
- Unzip content from the industry’s widest selection of compressed file types
- Zip files and folders into smaller sizes for faster, easier emailing
- Protect files by encrypting as you zip
- Convert to PDF, add watermarks and resize photos
- Share large files anywhere—email, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
- Back up files automatically and protect against data loss”