One way of reducing the amount of disk space is through the use of compression tools to make the files smaller. WinZip is such a tool which not only offers compression but also encryption and back up of files. ZIP is the most popular file format for archives and compressed files. The tool does this by ensuring all the necessary sand tools are available to perform all the functions.
The interface is simple and user friendly with all icons organized in different classifications to support extraction and archiving. The classifications have all relevant information like the name, date, file type, storage location among others.
It supports different compression methods like maximum and enhanced. It is also capable of reducing the file size to a reasonable size without compromising on data content.
The process is simple and fast, once completed an overall window appears showing all the files and their locations. It also gives a comparison of the initial files and the zipped files.
The main advantage of the tool is to reduce the file size to an organized manner as opposed to manually locating the files which is ideal for sharing online.
It is part from compression category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The WinZip demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.