Winzip 17 – whats new ?

I got an email announcing the new release of Winzip – version 17. Having used the product back from its inception and its initial battle to overcome the likes of PKzip – it gets harder to remember what changes have appeared in each incarnation.

According to Winzip’s blurb the changes are :-


  • NEW! Zip and share to the cloud

    Protect your files in the cloud and use less space by zipping them first. WinZip 17 lets you connect to your cloud services, including Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox. Zip before you upload, open zip files saved in the cloud, or select files from the cloud to zip and share.

  • NEW! Manage and share from the cloud

    See and organize all your cloud files directly from WinZip 17 even if you use several services. WinZip connects you to your clouds, including Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox, so you can easily get links to your files and share them from your own email.

  • NEW! Zip and share to social media sites

    Share any file to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with ZipShare, the online app. Just write a message, add your files—even very large ones—and post. No additional software required.

Do more with your files

  • NEW! Resize images

    Instantly resize images to more convenient sharing sizes without using complex image editing software. It makes sharing photo albums a snap!

  • NEW! Convert files to PDF

    Turn Microsoft Office documents into PDF files as you zip them with WinZip’s built-in PDF converter. This lets you hide metadata and make your documents read-only for added protection.

  • NEW! Add a watermark

    Deter unauthorized copying, add traceability, and protect your photos and files by adding your own custom watermark to images and PDFs.

Find the right tools fast

  • NEW! More intuitive interface

    Context-sensitive toolbars change depending on your task, making it easy to find the tools you need for zipping, unzipping, sharing and more.