Best apps to compress or Zip Files in Windows 8 – 8 Zip, WinZip

Numerous freeware file compression apps are present to perform actions like compress or extract the files quickly. These days, such apps are essential and trustworthy in every mode because it keeps a powerful solution for controlling huge capacity files. In addition, you may send zip files or folders via email or share to friends easily with password protection too.

I have searched out two compatible Zip apps from windows store for windows 8, which are named WinZip and 8Zip. Although WinZip app is paid app but trail pack can be used. Windows 8 users have to pay $7.99 to get full permission with WinZip app.

1.   Install WinZip app for Windows 8 -

As you know, WinZip is well-liked File compression app for each windows version. Now WinZip has been launched in form of app for windows 8.

  • To install WinZip app, launch windows 8 metro search window.
  • Next, type keyword “WinZip” in the search window and click on Store button.
  • Just you will get result page of store, choose the WinZip app and install it.
Install winzip app of windows 8

Features of WinZip app –

  • The WinZip app design is quite easy to use and helpful for touch screen devices. It  can be accessed from either desktop or metro interface fluently.
  • To create new ZIP files using this app, choose the option – Add Files from the App menu at the bottom first.
  • Then choose the files in computer drive that you like to compress. Just a notice will come with confirmation message and finally choose save option in app menu.
winzip app main screen in windows 8
  • The WinZip app has kept ZIP share feature that permits you to send the zipped files to any email address openly.
winzip app of windows 8
  • Strongly send files to mobile devices with password protection.

Install WinZip app from Store 

2.       8 Zip app –

8 Zip is a freeware app which is a good choice in place of paid compress apps like WinZip for windows 8 users. It supports every types of latest zip format files.

8Zip app for windows8

8Zip app main interface in windows 8

Install 8 Zip app from Windows Store

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