WinZip Companion for Outlook


Winzip_outlookWinZip is the de facto standard for working with zipped files and a program I have used for longer than I can even remember.  I just received a notice from the WinZip folks about the introduction of the new WinZip Companion for Outlook add-in.

The Companion can be configured to automatically zip your attachments, to ask whether or not you want them zipped, or to let you zip and attach files manually with just a few mouse clicks.  Toolbar and menu items allow you to control the Companion’s functionality on a
message-by-message basis.

WinZip for Outlook looks like another useful utility from these folks and will retail for $19.  There is a 45 day trial available at the WinZip web site.



I wonder, If I can estimate the resulted .zip file size before compressing large folder? If I know I will not save any space then I will not spend my time for zipping! Please, advise. Thank you!


I used to use WinZIP before I discovered WinRAR. I find .rar archives to be a lot smaller and easier to distribute electronically.

Also splitting files is no prob and I’ve never encountered a problem.

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