With an increase in the quantity of stored data, file compression is gaining importance day by day. Compressing files is even more important while transferring data over the internet as it helps in saving bandwidth and more importantly time. There are numerous file compression utilities available, however there are very few that actually compress the files i.e reduce the file size extensively.
Winrar is one of the file compression utilites which is widely used. Unlike other utilites performing the basic task of compressing files, Winrar does more than just compression. Winrar provides a plethora of features which makes it the best file compression utility available. Some of the most useful features provided by Winrar are:
- Ease Of Use
WinRAR is very easy to use. The interactive user interface developed by RARLAB allows its users to use all the features of WinRAR without first digging in to the User Manual’s. Every major function, used regularly, is neatly shown on the home screen. And the less important ones are properly categorized under appropriate tabs.
- Different Compression Methods
Winrar provides different types of compression methods such as normal, good, fast, best, fastest etc. Each type of compression method provides different types of compression rate i.e Fastest providing least compression and Best providing the best compression rate. Depending on your needs and time at your disposal you can decide which method to use.
- Self Extracting Archive
As the name indicates, Winrar enables you to create an archive which can be extracted independently i.e not depending on any external program to extract files. The executable file has .exe extension.
- Compression Formats
Winrar is not limited when it comes to handling of different compression formats. It provides you with an array of compression formats including popular ones like ZIP, RAR, ISO, CAB, etc. By using winrar you will not be bogged down by format handling problem as in case of many other compression utilities.
Now that you know how useful and essential Winrar is, you must be willing to try this utility. Thought Winrar come’s at a cost of $ 29, however, you can try it for free before purchasing it. Courtesy RARLAB (Sponsoring this giveaway), as a way to celebrate TechVorm’s 1 year Anniversary, we are giving away 3 FREE Licenses of WinRAR to 3 lucky readers !!
How To Participate
To participate you have to do the following 2 simple things:
- Subscribe to the email feed of TechVorm by entering and confirming your email id in the box given below the post.
- Leave a comment stating why you use WinRAR and what function(s) of WinRAR do you like the most.
The entries for this giveaway will be closed on 14th June, 2010 (Midnight) and winners will be announced in this post. So go ahead and get yourself enrolled to win this awesome file compression utility for FREE !!
All The Best To Participants !!!!!
UPDATE: Before announcing the winners, i want to thank all the participants for making this a successfull giveaway. There were a total of 40 entries and winners have been chosen using Random.org. Here is the screenshot of the winners. Congratulations to AstroSkipper, Willieboy and Ranjan! You all are requested to send your full name, address, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org asap.