The ever-popular Windows book compression annual WinZip is affective to the billow with a fresh website alleged ZipShare.
As you ability expect, ZipShare offers an online book compression annual that lets you zip and again allotment files with others via download links. But ZipShare, currently in beta mode, isn’t a billow accumulator annual the way Dropbox or OneDrive is. Instead, it’s a mix amid book administration casework like Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) and a axial dashboard for accessing and managing your assorted online accumulator accounts. ZipShare currently works with Box, CloudMe, Dropbox, Google Drive, Hightail, OneDrive, and SugarSync.
Current affairs for ZipShare will accommodate a basal chargeless account, and a added absolutely activity annual for paid users.
Free vs. paid
A basal ZipShare annual lets you anon upload and abbreviate files from your PC or assorted billow accumulator accounts to ZipShare. You can again allotment the aeroembolism files with others as a download articulation beatific via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Basal accounts are bound to a best 50MB absolute per ambiguous book or folder. Files uploaded to ZipShare will be shareable for a best of bristles days.
Paid annual users accept a few added appearance at their disposal, and for the continuance of ZipShare’s beta aeon all users can use the paid appearance for free.
Most notably, you can use ZipShare Pro to move files anon from one billow accumulator annual to another—something that billow administration competitors like Jolicloud don’t allow. The ZipShare armpit additionally lets you share, move, annul or rename files central anniversary billow accumulator account. And in accurate WinZip appearance you can additionally zip beyond files already uploaded to save on billow accumulator amplitude limits. Pro users can additionally countersign assure aggregate files.
ZipShare is the additional time that WinZip has experimented with billow annual integration. In backward 2012, WinZip 17 debuted alms affiliation with a agnate agenda of billow accumulator services.
There’s no chat yet on back the ZipShare beta aeon will end; however, TechCrunch letters WinZip affairs to abide the beta until the aggregation has accomplished optimizing ZipShare for adaptable devices.
Once it does leave beta, ZipShare’s pro appearance are accepted to amount $40 per year, or $10 per month, the closing of which bumps the best zip book admeasurement to 1GB. You can see the accepted breakdown of ZipShare affairs here.
WinZip in the post-PC era
A mainstay on Windows PCs for added than two decades, WinZip’s appliance as a paid annual has been threatened for years now. Windows has offered its own chargeless compression annual back Windows Vista and there are additionally accepted chargeless alternatives such as 7Zip.
The growing acceptance of billow accumulator casework that offload big files to the billow area they can be calmly aggregate additionally threatens WinZip’s appliance on the desktop. But the acceptable account for WinZip is that alike billow accumulator amplitude has its limits, acceptation there’s consistently activity to be a charge for book compression utilities—and a accessible accumulator administration annual could be a above draw in a apple gone billow crazy.