WinRAR
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WinRAR review

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Saulo Velez

WinRAR review

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WinRAR is a high-end file compression software that is uniquely designed to open, create and decompress various files such as RAR, ZIP, ACE, UUE, and other similar formats. It features a wide range of functions that enables extracting and compressing of several file formats efficiently, to create more space and save on transmitting.

Design 8/10

The WinRar program features a well designed, graphic user interface that comes with various menus and commands which can be easily accessed by using your mouse. Unlike many other archive software programs, WinRAR is fairly easy and comes equipped with a unique “Wizard” mode that is available at all times, to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the functioning of the program. Featuring a list of different menus and options, the program is easy to navigate and can be accessed by right-clicking on selected features you would like to utilize, giving you a wide list of options to choose from.

Key Functions 8/10 

A powerful archiving tool with a host of various functions, the WinRAR software program enables efficient organization and compression of your files and folders, helping you save space effectively. The program supports all well-known formats including RAR, WinZip, ACE, ZIP, CAB, LZ, TAR, GZ, JAR, LZH, ISO and many more. Perfect for all kinds of multi-media files and archives, this tool automatically recognizes the best compression method for your selected data. With the ability to compress individual files or folders as well as grouped files, the tool can easily compress large files that cannot be sent normally. It also comes with a password protection that offers proper security of your data. The tool also enables quick splitting of large files into individual volumes enabling easy storage on your PC or any hard drive and sending of large files in different parts. The tool is specially optimized to allow data transferring via the Internet, while ensuring all your data and files are safely encrypted with a password.

Usability 8/10

User-friendly and straightforward, the WinRAR software program is one of the easiest file compression and decompression tools available today. Designed to work efficiently with simple functions, the program comes with an easy drag and drop feature, a handy wizard that assists users who are unfamiliar with the software, along with all other features, clearly showcased and simplified. The WinRAR compression option can also be accessed directly from Windows without opening the program, with just a simple right- click. A double click would automatically extract files and offer them to be scanned before opening.

Cross-platform use 9/10

The WinRAR software program can be downloaded for free and compatible with all Windows Operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well as on Mac operating systems. 

Conclusion 

With the ability to compress various files of different formats into 2 archive formats including RAR and ZIP, the WinRAR software tool comes with a wide range of high-quality features and functions. Among them: self-extraction of files, repairing of damaged files, scanning of files and folders, splitting of files into different volumes, protecting your compressed files with a security password and adding comments to each file. Thanks to its quick extraction and compression of files, WinRAR is the most advanced, high performing archiving tool there is. It helps to effectively reduce the amount of space taken up by a large file, by splitting it into smaller files, also so that it can easily be shared across the web.

Compatible with most well-known formats, the WinRAR software program offers efficient and quick compression and decompression of large files. Loaded with great features, the tool is ranked as the best for its speed and precision.

Cons:

  • Only two compression formats ZIP and RAR
  • UI should be improved.

Pros:

  • Brilliant compression ratio
  • Supports popular formats
  • Efficient
  • Saves a lot of storage space.

Design 8

Key Functions 8

Usability 8

Cross-platform use 9

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