If you have a big file that need to be compressed, you might want to use one of those program. If you choose WinZip, there are quite a few things that you might like to know. Starting from the early 90s WinZip have always been a shareware program: after a limited trial period, you need to pay to keep using it... or at least that's what they say, since everybody uses it anyway no matter the warnings about the end of the time trial period. WinZip does whatever a Zip software do: it unzip Zip files, using the usual open source script code. Other than that, however, it have other interesting features: for example is possible to crypt file and folders using a password to prevent unwanted people to see them. There is also the WinZip self extractor option, which allows you to download a Zip file that get unzipped automatically.

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  • You can write archives directly on CD or DVD, and also send them via mail
  • Different compression methos supported

  • The free trial period end comes with a small warning every time you want to use the software
  • Can't open .rar files



WInzip for the win

WInzip is easy to use and also much more faster in extracting files for example 2.4gb take a 5 min to decompressed and in Winrar take much more time.Also Winzip can be use after the expiration and Winrar harldy work.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-14-2017

WinZip is serious

WinZip is the grand daddy of Winrar, it is more universal, means that Winrar is unwelcome into the Linux and Mac environments, on top of that Winrar have this joke around it about 30 days of expiration, but still running anyway.
Posted by joey98 on 09-13-2017


I've been using WinZip eversince and it's fine with me, I don't have any problems with it. I've also used WinRar and it's also good but for me I'll stick to the original, it's the best there is.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 03-26-2018


The features of Winzip makes it the favourite to use. It is also popular and that gives it an edge over the other one. My vote how's for winzip
Posted by stbrians on 08-20-2018


These is the file compressor that is very accesible it has no restrictions regarding into your computer OS that's why it is one of the factor that really helps us. It is also good in merging and compressing files though.
Posted by Gilgamesh on 10-03-2018

WinZip for me

I have used WinZip for many years now, and all I can say is that it is so convenient. I love it because it is easy to use and it is universal. Though WinRar is also of great help, I've been used to using WinZip for a long time, so I'm choosing it.
Posted by theresajane on 10-10-2018

Evgenij Lazarevi? Rošal might sound unfamiliar to you, but if you use WinRar you should thank him. He's the creator of the famous shareware software, one of the very few that is able to open even those mysterious .rar files, using its own code that is not open source. Other softwares might be able to unzip .rar files, but they probably use other methods to do so. LIke WinZip, is not free but you can use it anyway how much you want if you don't mind a little warning everytime you open it. You can use it to unzip many many type of files, and you can even repair them, convert them in other format or do a backup, which is always useful.

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  • Can unzip both .rar and .zip files, along with many many others
  • Support huge files
  • Can recover damaged archives, and even do a backup
  • All the updates are free
  • Over 45 languages supported

  • After the trial period a warning every time you open it
  • Only for Windows
  • Expensive



This is for me

Winrar wins hands down, The only downside what I don't like about winrar for when am trying to transfer files to my hosting provider on Cpanel it doesn't support winrar. So I have to extract them and place them as a Winzip then upload. I hate doing that as I can't stand using WinZip. Other than that Winrar is much easier to use and many people use this.
Posted by moneybags82 on 10-11-2017

Neither but this if I had to choose

I actually use 7 Zip now which does everything you WinRAR does and it's most importantly FREE which makes it amazing. I'm not sure if it is exclusive to Windows but it's great. I used to have WinRAR with my old computer but the fact that it was only a trial was a huge put-off. It is, however, a lot better than WinZip
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-13-2017

Free forever?

Ok, so there's a 30 day trial period but you can still use it continuously after the 30 day trial has lapsed. What more can you ask?

It can open a lot of compressed and zipped files. Yes, it's only for windows. But so what? I don't care. I'm using windows and it's all I need to extract and view composed files and folders.

WinZip is very limited in its functionality. There are certain compressed files that can't be opened by the application. Winrar is a lot more powerful.

Posted by limberg on 09-19-2017

Always Been a Winrar Guy

I've always been a Winrar person, ever since I first started using the software as a high schooler. I don't have much of a need for it any more, but back when I was download-crazy, watching TV shows and listening to music albums, Winrar was my go-to software for unpacking those files!
Posted by TheArticulate on 02-27-2018


I remember when we were all still using Winzip... I think that WinRAR wasn't made yet back then but once people started getting to know the WinRAR everybody I know switched over to it, me included.

WinRAR is the best tool you can use because it can unpack both .zip and .rar files. You can never pay for it since they don't force you. I have been using the free version for years without any bugs or issues. It is absolutely amazing.

Posted by Mehano on 09-13-2017
Jonathan Solomon

WinRAR for me

In the past, I've used both as file extractors. In my personal experience, I started using WinZip first. It worked well for several weeks. Then began crashing on me all of a sudden. Immediately after this, I uninstalled WinZip.

With WinRAR, I've never really had a single issue. This regards extracting and compressing different file types. Yes, the little warning message can get annoying after the trial is done. But the software itself is still technically free.

Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-13-2017
Same here. I am a satisfied user of Winrar. I never had any problem experienced using this file. It works out well for me all the time. I don't think there's any reason for me to use another extracting file.


I remember trying to use WinZip at one point of time it wasn't very great. Maybe I was young or may be was trash but I know at the same point of time I was able to use WinRAR so it is definitely easier. I don't, however, like the price of WinRAR but who really pays in 2017 :). It is great for supporting zip files of all types and has proven effective in my past years of using windows. Now I use Linux so I don't have WinRAR but if I was given to choice to use WinRAR on Linux, which is not going to happen, I would.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-15-2017

I prefer WinRAR

I've never used Winzip particularly since I've always found it very confusing. I've always used Winrar and find it much easier and intuitive to compress and unzip files with Winrar. I think the vast majority of people also have the same opinion.
Posted by hermessantos on 09-26-2017

Only option.

To be honest, I had completely forgotten that WinZip had even existed. It wasn't until this post that I had a wave of nostalgia wash over me, thinking "Oh man, I remember when that was a thing." I really can't remember the last time I have even seen a ZIP file. Anytime I download files now they always come in RAR form, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It just seems to be the most convenient format to compress your files.
Posted by Denis_P on 09-14-2017


You can see that the license of the WinRAR is good. It can decompress lot of file formats. I guess 7Zip seems to be lot better option in that case. WinRAR would be a good solution for those who want to buy and have the compression options there. So for that reason I think WinRAR is lot better case if you ask me.
Posted by overcast on 09-14-2017


Although I don't really use it now when I was still a student I was using this quite often. I actually find it better to use WinRAR than WinZip. Moreover WinRAR also has security options and this is the reason we were using it for our projects.
Posted by Pixie on 09-14-2017

WinRAR Roar!!

Yes WinRAR has taken up the slack where most file compression softwares, Winzip and all have faltered. It certainly has a wider variety of file compression types and it's very easy to use and just does the job without hesitation. It's like an upgrade to Winzip. I haven't had a single issue with this program since I have been using it for several years now.
Posted by Joteque on 09-13-2017

A classic

Hardly anyone that has come in contact with a computer has not heard about Winrar. It's a reliable, simple and highly adaptable system. Way to go
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-14-2017

WinRAR wins.

Although both offer pretty much the same type of work (even though there are still some particularities), I prefer WinRAR because I think the positives aspects appear in larger amounts and in the end that makes a lot of difference. So, WinRAR is a very easy choice for me.
Posted by wiseagent on 09-13-2017

Compiled books means WINRAR

I have been using this compressing software for more than a decade. It generally comes inside the Windows professional as of my knowledge.The best feature as you mentioned is it could compress and decompress any type of file format. I remember back in 2007, I played GTA San Andreas in a single 700Mb Cd. I was shocked by seeing such a big game inside a simple writable disk. When I opened the CD, a batch file ran which extracted out some Winrars with each of around a GB. After extracting every other Winrar the game went to 11 to 13 Gb in total which was all because of this software.That day I became a fan of WINRAR as original GTA San Andreas used to come in five discs while the compressed pirated one in just one cheap disk.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-13-2017

Unlimited power.

Well, there isn't any point in comparing these two, because both of them can open different files, however I'll go with WinRAR, because most of the win files are .rar ones, so you won't really have too much of a choice. The free trial period doesn't even matter, because when it finishes, you can still continue to use it as long as you want.
Posted by manmad on 10-04-2017


WinRAR is the only thing I've been using since I got my first computer. I don't remember having ever used WinZip, to be honest. WinRAR has so many advantages over this other program that I would never consider to change it. I just like WinRAR better.
Posted by felabruno on 09-14-2017

this one!

Because WinRAR is better? WinZip works with zip files...that's it. You know what else works with zip files just fine? The XP operating system. XP doesn't need a utility to unzip a zip file, it can do it itself. I think it can even make zip archives all on its own.I have also never noticed winrar sucking up system resources any more than WinZip does. Seriously, there is no need to ever have that piece of crap program. Ever.
Posted by jayken on 09-14-2017

Widely Used

I personally use Winrar, my officemates use winrar and my boss uses winrar and I think everyone in our office uses winrar. For some reason I really don't know the whole thing between winzip and winrar but I know that Winrar has been widely used by companies now.
Posted by geloi on 09-13-2017

WinRar for me!

I prefer WinRar to WinZip always.

It's range of various functionalities is bliss. It is able to extract both .zip and .rar files and many other file formats. I actually don't mind the warning messages that pops up at the end of each trial period. So far it gets the job done, I'll endure till the end.

Posted by jeiss on 11-02-2017

I will do with winrar anytime, anyday.

I just think its a better tool for the said and intended purposes.
Posted by Rumu on 10-07-2017

Winrar is better

WinRAR is a more powerful program that is both capable of opening large files and also supports more files/formats. Trial period is really not an issue, since you can still use the program after it expires. WinZIP is probably easier to use for an average user but it is really basic in functionality.
Posted by alexd on 01-10-2018

Hands down

WinRAR is very easy to use, essentially free, and can zip/unzip a wider variety of files compared to WinZip. Easier functionality and is more reliable. Files created by WinRAR rarely get corrupted as well compared to my experience with WinZIP.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-08-2018

Winrar all the way

Winrar is FREE to use and does not require you to pay for its premium if you can live by ignoring its nag screen. Winrar has also not let me down because it can extract all the compressed file types that I have on my computer. If this is a comparison, with 7-zip, I could have a hard time choosing. Winzip couldn't compare to both of these.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-08-2018

Winrar win win

In my opinion,Winrar is more popular.It decompresses zip's fast and you can zip a folder the size of lets say 1gb for a minute or less.Its good program that works really fast and does it job.
Posted by MittensFX on 06-01-2018

WinRar for me

I've used WinZip before but I change to WinRar because I think that it fits my needs best. I like it that it can unzip lots of files unlike WinZip that can't unzip .rar. WinRar also provides protection from damage for the archives which is not available in WinZip.
Posted by Alymae on 08-09-2018

Wider Capabilities

I prefer WinRaR because it could open a lot more files compared to the other one. Also, the update is free and it is available in different languages that could give people easiness on using it. It has a wide range of capabilities since it could open more file types. It is also great for transferring files.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 08-30-2018

WinRAR can open more files.

WinRAR can open more files, including 7Zip files. WinZip can't open RAR files. Case closed. You can google cracks of both the software to be honest or just deal with the popup every time. I mean it's just a small inconvenience.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 09-26-2018


I vote for WinRar. Its because its so easy to use. Its all nice in its use and functions.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-17-2018


I have used both, and both are great for .zip files. The problem lies when you get to download a .rar file, and that's when WinRAR takes the advantage. Having WinRAR is more convenient since it supports more file extensions.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-11-2018


I will always be a WinRAR fan, it was the first program I ever used for zip files. I love how it is permanently free even though they did not have to do that for their customers.
Posted by Jstreeter26 on 11-01-2018

Can open most compressed files

It has lots of supported files including files you don't expect it to support such as .iso which are used for burning disks. Also, rar is a really famous file extension and it can be tweaked more to compress it even greater.
Posted by hstinscdln on 10-31-2018

WinRAR rocks

WinRAR is lightweight, versatile, and straightforward. This no-frills, easy-to-use shareware software truly is a gift to Windows users. I'm not sure how another software which cannot even open .rar files can compete with WinRAR.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-05-2018

Pre eminent compressor

WinRAR is a preeminent compressor with lots of functions and it is not compulsory to pay fees for using it. I work with documents regularly and at that time the capacity of storage devices is very limited, both software are very familiar with me.But the most efficient is WinRAR
Posted by totoadrian on 11-05-2018

More Popular

I vote for WinRAR because personally, I used it since my university days and I never heard of WinZIP before. Functionality-wise, I have no complaints with WinRAR and it does the functions I need. Also, I can use WinRAR for free.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-11-2018


I used winrar for quite a time and it worked quite well. Then I read a review on winzip. Looked great so I downloaded and installed it. Used it for a while as well, but it didn't quite feel the same. I ended up going back to winrar.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 12-07-2018


WinRar is my goto program. I prefer it over WinZip. I have tried both already but I installed Zip and reinstalled Rar after my trial.
Posted by knnon on 11-27-2018


I choose winrar. It looks so cute. It looks cool.
Posted by achikeziah on 12-07-2018


Sometime long ago I used WinZip. It is not a bad application, it is actually quite good. However, my heart always favored WinRar. I guess that is the case because I grew up with WinRar. It somehow seems more reliable and more easy to use, as far as I am concerned. I especially like Wizard feature in WinRar.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-17-2018

WinRAR for more power

I'd say WinRAR is superior, because to begin with, it's used a lot more often. It's an overall balanced and all well rounded tool. I've never even had the need to use WinZip, which can't be applied to WinRAR. Everyone need it.
Posted by Alania on 12-17-2018


I don't know anything about winrar. it sounds like something that might work for me, but i am not sure. If it is something that is expensive I don't think I would like it. I just don't know what the parameters are on this and whether or not it work with my system. I think it is just a app that sounds promising, but it might not be ideal. I think it is just one of the things that you might be able to use at some point.
Posted by kgord on 09-13-2017
I have been using winzip to unzip many of my pc files for years now, but when i discovered winrar software i observed that it can even open more other types of files than winzip. The only problem is that have not yet made it to be free for people to use for a long time.
Posted by babyright on 09-13-2017
Winrar is good but Winzip is the official data compression software being used in the office hence I had forgotten about Winrar and I am now always using Winzip. But there’s not much difference although you said that Winrar is more flexible in the types of files that it can handle. However, what’s important for me is the convenience of using and I am sticking to Winzip because it is easy for me.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-20-2018
I use WinZip as well as WinRAR. However, I use WinZip more because it is open source. When I can have a free program to compress files and un zip files, I don't want to use expensive program such as WinRAR. When I haver to use WinRAR, I always use a trial version. After the trail ends, I uninstall the program. When I have to use this program, I intall it again.
Posted by vinaya on 09-13-2017
I have started using 7zip which takes care of the zip files. And it can be really good option if you ask me. I have found 7zip to be a good option in many ways. I mean like say for rar archive opening and creation. And there seems to be a lot of formats that can be read by the 7zip. So it's good enough.
Posted by overcast on 12-14-2018
I'm not that good in computers. But i have always use winzip. I rarely use winrar, i don't know why but everytime i use winrar there are other computers and mobile that can't unzip the file i've sent by winrar. And vice versa. When i received files in my mobile in winrar i always encounter problem in opening it. So i find winzip easier to use.
Posted by zheh on 09-14-2017
I do use both, sometimes I mistakenly find both of this software the same thing, but I was wrong. I always used this softwares when it comes my computer was about to fill all its files. I usually hide my files to a certain folder to make it easier to use in the future. I always use winRAR tool in the past when I still study in college. I usually used it, as to preserved my projects, and I believed it will be use in the future, maybe in business projects.

When I use winRaR tool I noticed that, it's so expensive. As a student, we don't have a stable job to support it. Though it's not necessarily required, yet it helps me a lot when it comes about file compression.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-14-2017
For me as an IT programmer i like the winrar than the winzip, winrar offers more functionality than the winrar even thou it is kinda expensive to buy you can always find a crack one for free so you don't have to worry about buying those software. winzip is good if the files is not that complicated to unlock but when it comes to big files and complicated once i prefer winrar.
Posted by tophew on 09-14-2017
I would choose WinRar because it is able to open Rar files. These days, I don't really see many zip files anymore and instead I see a lot more rar files. Granted, even those have become a lot more scarce nowadays that internet download speeds have gotten so good that it isn't as necessary to compress files anymore, but whenever it is necessary, I still don't see zip files as much as I used to anymore. I think they are about the same though in the value they offer, but just that one was made at a later date and is therefore more current, so I don't exactly fault WinZip for anything either.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-14-2017
I know that both are good, but I am using WinRAR since I bought my first PC, I never used the WinZip I prefer to use what I know best then use something new and create problems or even worse to lose my files. WinRAR is a good program and is easy to use, besides you can download it for free, no cost.
Posted by wallet on 09-15-2017
I remember in the 90s and early 2000 and onwards, there was winzip with unexpiring license. And that part never got fixed. And they still give away the program. Though i don't use the program anymore but it is still remained the same. So one has to ask how good such type of the programs are going to be these days. I don't see any strong reason to use winrar. Because both are paid programs. One should use the 7zip program as it is free of cost.
Posted by overcast on 09-15-2017
Definitely I install only WinRAR for all of my archiving needs. Very easy to use and manage which files you really want to archive or extract and can archive also to ZIP format. I'll definitely won't have a desktop or laptop without having this program as it really helps me compress larger files that are difficult to upload or email to another person because of slow internet connection. Especially MS Word and Excel files used and updated regularly in our office although I'm not an office guy but I think I'm the most go to techie guy that can fix most simple problems of desktop that those office workers can't solve.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-18-2017
Neither. I used to use both back in the day but they just got too fiddly over the years. I use 7zip since it's pretty much straightforward and to the point, just how I like it and free too. I like minimalist and straightforward programs without extra bloated stuff tossed in just because. My discovery of 7zip has really simplified my life a whole ton and since it's so minimal I can just quickly use it whenever and where ever without waiting a million years for it boot up, ect. Oh, and no buy it now spam either.
Posted by Rhodolite on 09-21-2017
I personally prefer 7-Zip. It's open-source, can open .rar files and is just simple. It can do all that WinRAR can do, like encryption. Also no annoying notification you have to close every time you open it, unlike with WinRAR. So yeah, 7-Zip for the win!
Posted by TooDarkHere on 09-24-2017
When I still had a Windows machine I'd just use WinRAR because it suited my needs. Didn't really see the need to change and it didn't force me to pay for anything (I guess their trial system or whatever was different back then)

But now that I have a MacBook, I don't even need to worry. It automatically unzips files when you download them as long as it deems them safe - But I mean, Macs are practically immune to viruses anyway - and it dumps the zip folder into the bin and leaves you with the contained files laid out nicely for you to immediately see and use. It also zips files if you'd like by simply right clicking and choosing the option from the drop down menu. Quick and easy. If Windows just got the option then we wouldn't need all that software. Luckily I escaped that.
Posted by Sp3ctrum on 10-02-2017
I Really Recommend WinRAR cause its easy to use and its available for most of Windows Versions and it can make your files secure. It can automatically zip or unzip your files with just one click and its easy to download and Install.
Posted by Anonymous on 10-04-2017
I've always preferred Winrar mostly because it's the first one I tried and have been using all the while. I've used winzip too, but I must say, am comfortable using the later because it give me almost everything I need on a tool of the said subject. I will go with winrar anytime, anyday.
Posted by Rumu on 10-07-2017
One of my friend told me about the amazing features of WINRAR, at first I didnt believe him. But when I give it a try I was convinced that WINRAR is really better than my old system (Winzip). WINRAR is easy to use and you can do more with it. And because WINRAR is proven and tested to me, I would like to recommend it to all PC users.
Posted by babyjed28 on 10-08-2017
I prefer WinRar because it is my go to application when unzipping files. Maybe it is more popular and user friendly so this app gets the win in this competition. Either way this applications are very useful and good to use.
Posted by saygorem on 10-17-2017
I have been using WinRar ever since I started learning computers. I just seldom used Winzip. For me both are useful in compressing files but I did not able to compare their features. All I know is both can help me in reducing file size stored in my computer and allows me to send multiple files compressed in a single file over the internet.
Posted by vhinz on 11-17-2017
Yes! Winrar is one of those basic essentials that every computer needs. You definitely can't go without it and if you do then you're most likely not enjoying everything your computer can offer
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-17-2017
I started with Winzip. Then one day, I came across some rar files. So, I looked for the solution. That's Winrar. After that, I found out that Winrar could also handle the files which Winzip could. Bye bye Winzip. Actually, it makes me wonder why Winzip did not expand their repertoire of files. Flash forward. Winrar keeps nagging me about buying the full version. Time to consult Uncle Google. Tada. 7zip solved the problem. End of story. At least until 7zip starts nagging me.
Posted by Aree on 12-03-2017
i use both, I found that winzip automatically zip my video files in Google drive, saves space and time. Winrar, I use it for extracting files and videos only.
Posted by peachpurple on 12-11-2017
I was first introduced to WinZip when I just started to use any compressed files, hence I have always been using WinZip even though I installed WinRAR sometimes. Now, I am using 7 Zip as recommended by my ex-colleague, he told me it's better than these two and it can unzip perhaps all compressed file and it's free. I am not using both WinZip and WinRAR for many years, and I don't really remember what features they provide.
Posted by kaka135 on 12-18-2017
I remember using the both of them, WinZip and WinRAR were both cool when I was still using them back then, I can't remember much about it but I remember that I kept large files especially those ones I didn't want people who didn't have the understanding of it tl see.

I like the compression of large files in it, and back then when you are downloading a file through that medium it is much faster and safer, I prefer WinRAR because you can use it to access WINZIP, but WINZIP can't access that of WINRAR. I prefer WINRAR because WINRAR is does double features.
Posted by Adesuwa08 on 12-23-2017
I like the pros for winRAR . The fact that it can open the zip and RAR files means it is convenient. I also like that it can support huge files and also in many languages. Even being expensive is a con, I think it is worth the investment.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 12-29-2017
WinRAR has been my go to for years now.

I can easily compress files that I need for storage and sharing purposes. Also does a great job of decompressing files downloaded from the internet. I'm using Windows is it's not that big of a deal for me. Most of my office friends usually end up processing lots of big files. Using it saves time and makes the job easier.
Posted by Steve5 on 01-25-2018
I remember using Winrar a couple of times in the office. After that, we were issued the installer of Winzip that became the official compressor of files. Until now, I come across files in the internet that is zipped so it is important that I have a Winzip in my computer so I can easily decompress the files after downloading. I think Winzip is a free software so there is no need for a license.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-17-2018
I think winrar is now cheap. But most of the people are using the 7zip. So there does not seem to be much use of it. And you can see that winrar is one of the extension which comrpesses the files more than zip file. So depending on how you choose to make use of it. It may be different for the winzip and winrar files.
Posted by overcast on 11-01-2018
WinRAR is one of the best programs in the industry for unpacking files. The software is very light and runs perfectly even on computers that sin in the processor and RAM quests. It rarely hangs, but keep in mind that compressing and unpacking files depends on your machine and the size of the file in question. The application interface is another positive point. Quite simply, it should not cause problems for first-time users. With just two clicks it is possible to open zipped files in various formats without problems. Compressing the files also follows the same logic, especially in Windows, a system with which the service has a good integration. The range of supported files is also large, enough to ensure that it is the only software installed on the machine for this purpose. And as an extra, the application offers the ability to protect your files with password - a good feature, but not unheard of.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-02-2018
WinRar is my favorite, and I use it to compress and extract most of the files. It is very flexible and can support a wide range of different formats. I haven't encountered any problems as of yet while using WinRar. The problem I have with WinZip is that it can only compact files in the .ZIP format.
Posted by TheInsaneSakif on 04-01-2018
I've been using WinRAR ever since for unzipping zipped files. It works perfectly fine for me ,so I guess there's no reason for me to look for an another tool.
Posted by timothyP on 04-12-2018
The fact that WinRAR is widely used in computer shops and even in most of the companies they use WinRAR. This software is easy to use. The fact that we are used to utilizing the software in compressing and organizing documents there is no doubt that WinRAR won over WinZip.
Posted by Vinsanity on 05-15-2018
Well i have used them both and they work very well . Although their purpose is the same , they differ on the power of compression. WIN-RAR is a bit powerful than win-zip because of its ability to compress more and create integrated functions. Also WIN-RAR has more features like protection and executable creation which i think is essential for both normal users and developers.
Posted by fishbate on 05-27-2018
I haven't used winzip so I'll be a little bit bias with my vote. For now, I'll go with WinRar because I'm used to it and it's what I always use.
Posted by jaybee19 on 07-06-2018
I use both of them, when extracting large files I use winzip and what good about it is its free unlike winrar, the only downside is that its limited features unlike winrar. When archiving files I find winrar more convenient to use and unlike winzip winrar is not free. The two have their own disadvantage but if I'm going to choose I would pic winrar.
Posted by blackmist on 08-05-2018
They are both useful for me. Hard to choose which is to be sided. The only difference of them is their age. But in doing their functions they are both good.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 08-08-2018
One difference is that Winzip can't open .rar files. It's great to have WinRar since it supports more file types. But that's just me so.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-11-2018
Winrar is a lot easier to use and has better functions than winzip. Winrar is also used by most people and most companies as well.
Posted by neillios on 08-16-2018
I have used winrar for the longest time I can recall. Therefore my vote here is undisputed for the software. I have always found it simpler to use and its efficiency is always suited well to my computerization needs.
Posted by Martin on 08-30-2018
I would choose winrar, because it is user-friendly, and it allows you to zip and unzip the files instantly. So, in my opinion, I would choose winrar.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 09-14-2018
I prefer to use Winrar since it is more useful program. It can extract both zip and winrar files. It is also easier to use compared to WinZip and I like the right click options on files.
Posted by superlicca on 09-19-2018
WinRAR is something I use everyday. It's a great program in that it can open up various file types. It can even extract .ISO files. Depending on what kind of OS you have, you might need to get either the x86(32-bit) or x64(64-bit) version. The only difference between the two versions is the x64-bit will work better with the 64-bit OS than a 32-bit OS.

They do give out options to install toolbars and such, so you can just un-check them. With WinRAR, you can also encrypt your files and password-protect them from people. There are many similar programs like unRAR, 7-Zip, and such, but I find WinRAR to be the best.
Posted by Anonymous on 09-29-2018
I will choose winrar, because it's fast, reliable, and its free. You can even archive big files in an instant.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 10-01-2018
Though I have voted for WinRar, I must commend WinZip for helping a lot of people with their files. WinZip also deserves recognition because at some points in my life, I have used that toom
Posted by theresajane on 10-24-2018
Though I have voted for WinRar, I must commend WinZip for helping a lot of people with their files. WinZip also deserves recognition because at some points in my life, I have used that too.
Posted by theresajane on 10-24-2018
I only used winrar never winzip so I didn’t know much of a difference. I’m quite happy with winrar.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 10-26-2018
They are both used to compact and expand file(s). They both can expand both .ZIP and .rar files (and other formats), but WinRAR can compact files in both formats whereas WinZip can only compact files in the .ZIP format. ... ZIP was the best compression in the 80s. RAR was the best in the 90s.
Posted by csk81 on 10-31-2018
I would still prefer WinRAR over WinZip because of its high reliability. I had never encountered a problem using WinRAR and aside from that it is very easy to use. It is user friendly. I have tried WinZip also but there are certain files it cannot do the trick for me. It is unlike WinRAR which does everything for me.
Posted by gutzman on 11-28-2018
While both the softwares perform the same function, it is hard to pick one among them. I have used both the softwares but I haven't found any problem with both. Both did the work that was needed and I couldn't really differentiate much.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-04-2018
I like winrar. Form its name itself i think its a winner. It looks so nice to me.
Posted by achikeziah on 12-07-2018
Never heard of WinZIP but even if I did I wouldn't download it. ZIP files can be extracted without downloading anything plus I've never actually downloaded files in ZIP, they're always in RAR so I am much more familiar with WinRAR.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-12-2018
Actually i never heard about winzip so i preferred winrar over winzip. And also until now we are still using winrar to extract and compress the big files on ur laptop. And winrar is more familiar than winzip for me. That's all
Posted by Adrian120501 on 12-14-2018