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Alpha ZIP

Type of Program: Compression
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Whirling Dervishes
Version: 1.0
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.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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