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« on: May 20, 2010, 12:47:39 AM »

You can get a free ALZip 8.0 license during the beta period.

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There's a new EGG compression format as well. It actually looks very cool. For those looking for massive options, forget it. It's all simplified into extremely easy steps that your mother can understand.

Anyways, for those that may be interested.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 12:51:19 AM »

thanks for the info, Renegade. i still have AlZip on my PC, thanks to the gratis license from your time at the company.. Cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 11:45:18 AM »

Thanks for the info.  I still use AlZip too.  It is still the easiest to use in my opinion with all the features - though as you said, it isn't a tweaker's delight.  That is why I like it.  Thmbsup
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 12:39:23 PM »

@Renegade: Thanks for the tip.    Thmbsup
I have just registered for a Free ALZip License.

I have been a long-term user of an old version of WinRAR - which is very good.
After a recent discussion in the DC Forum, I started trying out IZArc - which is very good at what it does - but I am not entirely happy with it.
A look at ALZip might help me to clarify my requirements.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 12:53:05 PM »

I have been a long-term user of an old version of WinRAR - which is very good.

WinRAR comes with lifetime upgrades as far as I know, so no reason to use an old version Thmbsup.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 08:12:06 PM »

ALZip is what most people need. It's simple to use and intuitive. It's far easier than WinRar or 7zip. However, it lacks the configuration that you can get with those more complex tools. If you really need all those options, then ALZip isn't for you.

I've had a look at the new 8.0 beta, and they've removed some options in favor of a simpler and easier interface. e.g. The speed extractor is now simpler. (Incidentally, I designed the speed extractor. smiley ) The most interesting thing is the new EGG compression format as it has smart compression for different file types, e.g. JPEG vs. PNG vs. BMP all benefit from different compression types. It also does solid compression now, which is very nice.

Now, if the development road map is still relatively the same as when I was there, v8.0 will be ported to OS X and Linux as well. Not sure though as I've not asked about that.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 08:20:40 PM »

Now, if the development road map is still relatively the same as when I was there, v8.0 will be ported to OS X and Linux as well. Not sure though as I've not asked about that.

Now THAT would be awesome!  I have been using AlZip for a long time (version 4 or 5 if I remember correctly), and though 8 is a little simpler, it has everything that I needed WinRAR for that WinZip didn't supply.  WinRAR is nice, but AlZip is cheaper and easier for most uses.  In fact, I know what Renegade said above, but I really can not think of one thing that WinRAR does that AlZip can't do that anyone would need - unless there is some bizarre requirement for the compression to be in RAR format.  That said, if you already have WinRAR, I can't imagine any reason you would need anything else, unless, again, there is some sort of a format requirement that WinRAR can not create.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 09:23:55 PM »

@steeladept -- I think you're pretty much 100% bang on there. There are things that WinRAR will do, but how many people really need those features? I can't remember the last time I needed any of them. My #1 "advanced feature" requirement is solid compression for things like log files. Not very sophisticated.
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