My name is Malcolm, the author of WinRK.
I was interested to know some more about the issues you had with WinRK.
Firstly, could you tell me what version of WinRK you used? It is not obvious from your review, and may be quite important.
What were the issues you had with Drag and Drop?
I'm also curious about the makeup of the testset. I would guess from the results that it contains a lot of JPG, MPG and other compressed file types. If this is so then it may skew the results of all archivers in the test (or at least the results will be much different in another test).
What compression methods did you try? What is it about the GUI that you dislike?
OK, I know that is heaps of questions, but I am very interested to know how WinRK managed to make such a bad impression on you...
Also, please note that the grid is not complete.
- WinRK supports reading RAR archives (just select File|Open and select an RAR archive).
- You can pause and resume archiving operations (just click the pause button).
- While WinRK doesn't support an explicit archive search, it does support a type ahead search. If you click on the archive contents grid, and then type a filename, it will find it for you. There is also the filter toolbar into which you can type a wildcard expression which filters the files listed - can be considered equivalent to a search function.
- WinRK always creates solid archives. The solid archiving is more advanced than most, in that it groups fragments into solid blocks in order to improve compression
- WinRK does have a complete help file, and a tutorial (albeit a simple one).