Compare PKZIP vs. WinZip

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Side-by-side comparison. View a complete list of features for both products. PKZIP and WinZip were reviewed, scored and ranked. This table contains a complete comparison. The result is that PKZIP is better. See the differences below.
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Ranking
BETTER
PKZIP
WinZip
$39.95
$29.95
Score
  • Overall
  • File Size Reduction
  • Compression Speed
  • Extraction Speed
  • Compression Formats
  • Extraction Formats
  • Features
  • Help & Support
7.23
6.09
9.40
9.71
7.13
4.85
8.63
3.51
3.99
2.61
7.35
7.32
5.56
8.89
8.57
5.71
File Size Reduction
JPG
1.07
1.07
PDF
2.92
2.92
Word
2.77
2.77
Excel
55.84
56.7
PowerPoint
17.7
17.85
MP3
0.41
0.62
Video
0.84
0.84
Exe
1.2
1.2
Mix of All Above Files
2.61
2.61
Compression Speed
JPG
0.44
1.25
PDF
0.02
0.03
Word
0.04
0.03
Excel
0.03
0.04
PowerPoint
0.06
0.05
MP3
0.49
1.34
Video
0.09
0.10
Exe
0.34
1.02
Mix of All Above Files
2.40
4.47
Extraction Speed
Single Archive
2.48
6.09
Compression Formats
Number of Compression Formats
10
6
ZIP
RAR
7Z
GZIP (.tar.gz, .gz, .tgz)
CAB
TAR
ZIPX
B1
Extraction Formats
Number of Extraction Formats
13
7
ZIP
RAR
7Z
GZIP (.gz, .tar.gz, .tgz)
CAB
TAR
ZIPX
ARC
B1
ISO
Features
Password Protection
Drag and Drop
Right Click Menu Integration
Customize Right Click Menu
Self-Extracting Archives
Split Archives
Shows Compression Ratio
Test for Errors
Repair Damaged Archives
Help & Support
Online Knowledgebase
Help Manual
Tutorials
FAQ
User Forum
Email Support
Telephone
Supported Platforms
Windows
Mac OS
iOS
Android
Linux