WinZip App For Windows 8 Now Available As Free Download

WinZip was released in Windows Store 3 months back at a steep price of $7.99. If you were planning to buy this app at some point, download it now. Because, WinZip can be downloaded from Windows Store for free.

App Features:

  • Open and save .zip and .zipx files
  • Secure confidential files from prying eyes, whether they are sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, with WinZip’s military-grade encryption
  • Easily send large files by email by zipping your attachments first or by using the integrated ZipSend file delivery service
  • Securely share any type of file and rich content on Facebook using seamless integration with ZipShare
  • Use the Windows 8 ‘Share’ charm to deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other apps
  • Experience super easy-to-use Windows 8-style interface with touch-friendly features
  • Securely send files to mobile devices with WinZip’s password protection
  • Compress large files, entire folders or archives for faster transfer and to save space on your system

Download it here from Windows Store.


As per WinZip spokesperson, the WinZip app for Windows 8 is not available for free after all. The app is free for 15 days, after which you have to pay a $7.99 a year subscription fee for the app. They are updating their app description in the Windows Store now.

Thanks to Sagar for the heads up.

  • user

    WinZip sucks

  • CX1

    Winzip sucks and it’s not free. 15 day trial and 7.99 a year subscription lmfao

  • Shane Nokes

    Seriously? As noted it is not free. Come on Pradeep, do the basic research man…even the bare minimum please…

  • Windows_8

    it is now free! I installed it and why it is free now?

  • JacquesatWinZip

    Hello Pradeep, I hope you don`t mind if someone from WinZip pipes in here!

    I’d like to try and clarify a few points regarding WinZip for Windows 8 – Not to be confused with WinZip 17 for desktop.

    We’re developing WinZip for Windows 8 to be optimally useful for RT devices, since our power users on the desktop are already well served with WinZip 17. When we looked at the issues users are facing on WinRT, one of the first things we saw were the challenges with file sharing – specifically being able to push and pull files off your device. While WinRT device users can turn to many individual apps for sharing content to various cloud services, they’re not designed to provide a single environment that offers a productive and secure TWO WAY interaction with the dominant cloud services. This, to us, is a real, and rather cool benefit that we wanted user to enjoy now.

    With regards to the subscription option, we apologize for not making the $7.99 fee (after 15 days) more evident in our store copy at launch. We fixed it within the first few hours of the app going live, as quickly as we could. We would have displayed the subscription price on the storefront, but unfortunately the Windows store technology does not yet support display of subscription fees.

    Moving on to making WinZip for Windows 8 a subscription product, our intention is to keep adding new features, and more importantly, to continue supporting the cloud services over time. We anticipate that supporting these as they evolve will require continued efforts and investments from us. Sign-on now and you will be getting new cool features added-on in the future.

    Finally, with regards to free, we believe in choice and are keenly aware that there are other alternatives out there. But for the over 100 million active users using paid-for copies of WinZip and using it regularly, we’re confident that we offer more value and power than any free or even paid alternative in the market.


    Jacques at WinZip