Ashampoo Zip Free 1.0.7

Ashampoo Zip Free

Ashampoo Zip Free is a free multilingual archiver that supports many file formats. The program has user-friendly interface and can be upgraded to the PRO version.

Just like other modern archivers, Ashampoo Zip Free is capable of not only archiving and extracting user data but also compressing it in order to save disk space, store and transfer files to third parties. There are 5 different compression rates.

Ashampoo Zip Free can also provide protection for files using the AES-256 encryption algorithm that is used in the military sector and was proved to be effective for the software that was designed to organize private and secure communication channels.

Besides the mentioned options, the archiver is capable to split big files into parts, for example, in order to transfer them to portable media devices. You can set the volume size manually or choose one from the list. This split procedure is very useful when you have to use a certain service to exchange data, like email that has attached files size limitation.

The interface is quite attractive and has several themes. The greeting screen is designed in the form of a metro station with floating tiles as the control elements. The archives open in the window that resembles combination of a file manager and an office package. Besides that, Ashampoo Zip Free can be integrated into the Windows context menu to easily work with archives.

The program supports the following formats: ZIP, 7Z, TAR, CAB and LHA. Additional formats like RAR, ZIPX, ARJ, ARC, ACE, MSI, NSIS, CHM, DMG, RPM, CPIO, VHD, XAR, LZMA, LZH, SquashFS, CramFS, Z, ZOO, WIM, ISO are available in the read only mode.

Pros

  • Free of charge.
  • Unique interface in the Windows 8 style.
  • Several color schemes.
  • 5 different compression rates – from the fastest to the maximum effective.
  • AES-256 encryption algorithm.
  • Capable of splitting archives into separate volumes.
  • Integration into the Windows context menu.
  • Supports the sensor work mode.
  • Password system is available.
  • Capable of restoring the damaged ZIP files.
  • Capable of creation of the self-extracting archives.

Cons

  • Limited functionality that requires upgrading to the PRO version.
  • No full support of the RAR archives.
  • You have to sign up.
  • Internet connection is required during the installation process.

Conclusion

The program works correctly in all the Windows OS versions. Ashampoo Zip Free is easy to manage and it’s similar to other software of this category.

Changes in recent version

Author: ashampoo GmbH and Co KG
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Price: Free
Windows: 7, 8, 10
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