WinZip 10 Beta Professional review
The latest version of the original ZIP archiver sees the birth of a new Professional option. At £28, it’s asking an £11 premium over the standard version, but you do get some impressive automation tools for the money. The Job Wizard enables the creation of ZIP jobs for any repetitive archiving task, but the ability to perform incremental backups to CD/DVD or automatically by FTP makes it ideal for off-site archiving. Jobs are highly configurable, can be scheduled and support full AES encryption. Both versions get faster compression and smaller files, as well as a snazzy new Explorer interface for digging around inside archives. It can’t beat WinRK for compression ratio or value (although it’s free during the beta), but if job automation is important look no further.