Due to the limitations brought on by weak Internet connections and online services, sometimes it’s best to send large files encrypted into archives. These can even be split into multiple chapters and the file loses some of its size through the compression process.

BraZip is a nice program that was designed specifically for creating such files. The app has a simple interface that should be easy to figure out by users of all levels of experience.

Creating an archive is extremely simple and only requires that you select the output format (ZIP, LHA, BH, CAB, GZIP, TAR or JAR) and the files that you want to archive. Also, the program can open ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, CAB, GZ, HA, JAR, LHA, PAK, RAR, TAR, Z, ZIP and ZOO.

A series of advanced options enable you to choose the compression speed and the block size for the segments that form the archive.

Furthermore, it’s possible to choose the encryption method. There are several options available, namely Zip 2.0, 128-Bit AES, 192-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES and Zip 2.0 SeedKeys. Also, a password may be assigned.

Some settings are available for the program. For instance, it can verify association of the extensions at startup and implement BraZip into the context menus in Windows. A progress window may be displayed when compressing or extracting archives. The archives can be sent through an email straight from the app’s interface.

All in all, BraZip is a useful tool that is important to have around whether you intend to create archives or to extract them. Inexperienced individuals shouldn’t have any troubles while installing and customizing this program, thanks to the intuitive layout.