Type of Program: Compression
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Whirling Dervishes
Price: $ 29.95
Installed Size: 4.65 Mb
The installation of Alpha ZIP is easy and intuitive. You can
place the program files where you want. Of course you would expect that Alpha
ZIP would have a intuitive install because it is made from the ground up as an
easy to use program. With that in mind the very last thing that happens in the
install is you are given the option of going to the Alpha ZIP QuickStart site.
Okay now lets get down to it. Why would you use Alpha ZIP instead of WinZip? The
best reason that I can give is that it is easier to use. That of course is what
Alpha ZIP is all about.
But does it succeed at being an all around easy to use compression tool? The
answer is a resounding YES! I'm going to let you into a secret, Alpha ZIP is not
the first product in the compression field that the folks at Whirling Dervishes
have been involved in. No they have thought long and hard about what kind of
compression tool it would take to compete in a world dominated by WinZip. They
have done it too.
The reason that Alpha ZIP is so easy to use is that it is integrated right into
Windows Explorer. Yep you just right click on any file and Alpha ZIP is there to
create an archive, open an archive or even compress and email a file.
In conclusion Alpha ZIP surely succeeds at it's intended goal of being the
easiest to use but still powerful compression tool.
Try It! Buy It!
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Reviewed by Joe Tex