Software update: WinZip 12.1 build 8497

Corel has updated its Winzip archiver to version 12.1. Winzip used to be a popular program on the PC, but with zip support baked into newer versions of Windows and competition from programs like WinRAR and 7-Zip, its popularity has been on the wane for a while. Since version 10.0 there are two different versions: a standard and a pro version. The first costs thirty euros, the other fifty euros over the counter. The differences between the two are this page made clear. New in version 12.1 is support for zipx files and the size of images can be specified when sending emails:

What’s New in WinZip 12.1:

  • Introduction of the new .zipx file extension. By using advanced compression methods to create Zipx files, WinZip 12.1 creates WinZip’s smallest Zip files to date. more »
  • Ability to resize images being sent during Zip and E-Mail functions. Users can quickly and easily resize images during the zip operation without altering the original in any way.

Version number 12.1 build 8497
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Corel Corporation
File size 13.00MB
License type Shareware