ZIP UP FILES.
When you zip up a file you are reducing the size of a big file to a smaller size allowing you to send or move that file or files easier. Win Zip is the paid for recognized number one program for this but below are some free very good alternatives to consider.
7-Zip Will give you a 10% better compression ratio than the paid for alternative of WinZip. This simply means you can have smaller zip files. You do not need to register in order to use it and can be used on any computer. This is my number one recommendation zipping tool.
PeaZip is a free archiver, available as portable and installable software for Windows and Linux. Best feature: Portable version allows you to store this program in a thumb drive and zip your files from any computers! No installation needed!
ZipGenius WinZip alternative, can handle more than20 compressed archive types. Has a similar interface to the costly WinZip program.
IZarc Is an excellent file compression program / file archiver that supports many different file formats. Can handle more than 20 compressed archive types.
The Extractor. Extract a compressed file such as a dot zip format with just one click.
Quick Zip is a simple program that allows you to perform powerful archive operations over a wide range of archive types. The interface is similar to Windows Explorer which means that using this program is so easy.
WinShrink is a completely free compression utility that supports all of the major compression formats. Convert from one disk compression format to another easily.
Zipeg is a great little tool for opening ZIP and RAR files. Allows you to preview entire files before actually unzipping a compressed file. Simple interface.
JustZipIt is a really simple zip and unzip program. Even the manual is just one paragraph long. It doesn’t have an interface, just a progress bar. And it works superfast. Wow.
ExtractNow has a main purpose to allow the user to extract multiple archives easily. Batch archive extractions. That means that you can unzip multiple compressed files at the same time.
SENDING LARGE FILES
How many times have you tried to email a file only to have it rejected because it was too big? Don’t worry, you can send large files for free using the services below.
Giga Size Upload and transfer large files without FTP for free.
Wikisend Free service to upload and download a file of any size and share with others via email, social networks, your blog, and forums.
Sizeable Send Free tool lets you securely send multiple 500 MB files to as many recipients as you need to.