PicoZip Review

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Synopsis: What's the best way to send files over email, shrink your backup job, and otherwise handle the majority of all archive file formats? Answer: with PicoZip, of course! PicoZip is a fully-featured WinZip 9 replacement and is compatible with all major extensions (up to 23 formats, including: .ZIP, .RAR, .ACE, and more!). PicoZip integrates seamlessly with Windows Explorer and is packed with lots of powerful archiving features that are extremely easy to use. Even if you have never used any other type of Zip or archiving utility, learning to use PicoZip is a snap!

PicoZip: Screenshots

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PicoZip: Features Drilldown

  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Split ZIP archives (also known as "spanning")
  • Supports many archive formats
  • Seamless Windows integration
  • Fast and easy automated backup
  • Highly customizable
  • Create self-extracting archives
  • Integrated archive files explorer
  • Powerful batch operations
  • Strong 128/256-bit AES encryption
  • Virus scanner support
  • Convert archive formats
  • Integrated email support
  • Quick access tray tool
  • Flexible filtering of files in archives
  • Find files using wildcards, date or size
  • Extensive help system
  • Repair ZIP archives
  • Export files list
  • Print files list
  • Customizable skins
  • Lifetime FREE upgrades

PicoZip: Key Features Explained

  • Simple and intuitive user interface: PicoZip's user interface was designed to be intuitive and simple, making it extremely easy to use. PicoZip's features can be accessed using the standard interface, Wizard interface or through Windows Explorer via shell extensions (by right-clicking on a file, for example).
  • Seamless Windows integration: PicoZip is tightly integrated with Windows Explorer, allowing you to carry out most commonly used operations directly from within Windows Explorer. You can also drag-and-drop files to or from Windows Explorer. PicoZip is so well integrated that most of the time, you would not even need to run PicoZip directly.
  • Extensive help: PicoZip comes with an extensive context sensitive help system. If at any time, you have any difficulty using PicoZip, just hit the "F1" key and the relevant information will be shown to guide you.
  • Supports more archive formats: PicoZip supports more archive formats than most other archive utilities available today and this is important because so many files available on the Internet today are compressed in various formats. PicoZip can create archives in 8 different formats (BH, CAB, GZip, JAR, LHA, LZH, TAR, ZIP) and extract files from 15 different archive formats (ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, CAB, GZ, JAR, LHA, LZH, RAR, TAR, TGZ, Z, ZIP, ZOO). PicoZip can also create self-extracting archives in 8 different formats (ACE, ARJ, BH, JAR, LHA, LZH, RAR, ZIP). In addition, PicoZip also supports UUencode and XXencode.
  • Fast and easy automated backup: PicoZip comes with an easy to use full-featured backup tool that automates most of the backup task for you. You can create "Backup Sets" that stores information on how a backup should be created, then perform the backup anytime by selecting the "Backup Set". Routine backups takes only two mouse clicks!
  • Integrated email support: PicoZip can automatically created an archive and insert it into a new email ready to send in just three mouse clicks from within Windows Explorer, without even having to open PicoZip.
  • Split ZIP archives: PicoZip can split large ZIP archives into many smaller files, making it easy to store large ZIP archives into practically any media. PicoZip split ZIP files are WinZip compatible.
  • Highly customizable: PicoZip provides lots of configurable options to allow you to customize almost everything to make PicoZip work just the way you want it to. PicoZip's toolbar icons can also be customized using toolbar skins!
  • Strong 128/256-bit AES encryption: PicoZip allows you to protect sensitive data in ZIP files using strong 128-bit or 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption. PicoZip encrypted ZIP files are WinZip compatible. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected AES as the standard for both U.S. government and private data encryption.
  • Files filter: The Filter feature in PicoZip allows you to filter the files in an archive based on a filemask (e.g. *.doc, *.txt). PicoZip even allows you to bookmark all your favorite folders and makes it really simple to browse them for archives using the built-in file explorer!
  • Lifetime free upgrades: Registering PicoZip entitles you to FREE upgrades to all future versions of PicoZip!

PicoZip: Download

PicoZip is free to try and $24.95 to buy [comes with a 30-day, 100% risk-free guarantee!].

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