EasyZip is a simple-to-use program that allows you to compress files and to extract content from archives. It supports the ZIP, TAR and GZ formats for the output.
The interface of the application is plain and easy to work with. You can create a new archive by specifying its output name, profile and directory.
So, you can use the Explorer-based layout to locate and add items to the archive, as well as configure some settings. Therefore, you can choose the multiple disk spanning mode and encrypt the archive with a password.
But you can also pick the main action (add and replace files, move and replace files), compression method and level, as well as include subfolders and store relative paths.
In addition, you can create a favorites list, move, copy, rename, delete archives or send them via email, create executable files, edit comments, use a multi-extraction tool, as well as create, edit and run jobs.
From the 'Configuration' screen you can customize the columns and other visual aspects (e.g. hide grid lines, make EasyZip automatically run at system startup), integrate EasyZip into the Explorer context menu, make file associations, clear the history of recent archives and folders list, as well as modify the default temporary folder.
The program requires a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time, quickly creates an archive and includes user documentation. We have not encountered any issues throughout our testing; EasyZip did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. On the other hand, the tool has not been updated for a long while.