I have been zipping and unzipping for a long, long time.  I used to use WinZIP for a long time, but switched over to an open source package called 7-zip a few years ago.  I thought I would reach out to the market again to see if anything better had come about, and I must say that I am impressed with 7-zip’s staying power as an open source package.  It continues to add support for different files types and performs very well.  This tool is exemplary at how an open source application can very well take over commercial products and basically keep any from really entering or re-entering the market.

If you are still paying for zipping (for personal or commercial use) or your organization is paying to license compression/decompression software for its many users, it’s time for you to take a look at 7-zip.  And send them a donation if it saves you time/money.  It will help ensure you will continue to pay next to nothing for this crucial computing need in our world of disk-hungry information/media.