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WinZip has introduced an update to WinZip® for Windows 8, adding direct integration with the European CloudMe storage service and dramatically growing its compressed file format support. Redesigned for Windows 8.1, WinZip for Windows 8 makes it easy to access, manage and safely share files from your Windows RT device. The update is free to current customers. New users can start with a 15-day free trial and then subscribe for just $7.99 USD a year.

Now offering direct integration with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, CloudMe, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, WinZip for Windows 8 enables you to interact with multiple cloud services and social media channels - all from one easy-to-use, modern app.

New features in WinZip for Windows 8:

  • Open, unzip and share virtually any file with new support for 22 compression formats including .gz, .bz, .ISO, .CAB, .B64, .BHX, .BZ, .BZ2, .CAB, .HQX, .LHA, .LHZ, .MIM, .TAZ, .TBZ, .TBZ2, .TGZ, .TZ, .UU, .UUE, .XXE, .Z in addition to .Zip, .Zipx, .RAR, .7z.
  • Direct integration with the European CloudMe storage service
  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • User interface improvements including the ability to customize the app background with photos and boosted performance

"We created WinZip for Windows 8 specifically to help users with the challenges of sharing files with their Windows RT device. With each update, we've taken this even further with direct integration with new cloud services and now we're delivering the full power of WinZip to open, unzip and share practically any compressed file on your device. For everyone using Windows RT, this app will enable you to protect your privacy, save space and bandwidth, and share with ease," said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip.


The new WinZip for Windows 8 is available now through the Windows Store for an annual subscription of $7.99 USD. Try it free for 15 days:

For users on the Windows desktop, WinZip's flagship application, WinZip 17.5, offers unmatched power to manage, protect and share files across all the ways we connect today - the cloud, social media and email. For more information on WinZip 17.5, please visit

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About WinZip

WinZip is trusted by millions of businesses and consumers to boost productivity, simplify file sharing and keep information private. The world's number one compression and encryption software, WinZip offers apps for all of today's most popular platforms and devices, giving users a better way to exchange files in the cloud, email and social media. WinZip's product line also includes powerful utilities to improve system performance and help keep PCs secure. WinZip is part of the Corel family of companies. For more information about WinZip, please visit

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Media Contact: WinZip
Jessica Gould
Sr. Communications Manager