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.
- 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.