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WinAce Editor's Review

WinAce is compression software mainly used to decompress ACE formats. It also supports all other major compressed formats like ZIP, RAR, LHA, TAR, MS-CAB, JAR, ARC, ARJ, ZOO and GZip. The compression is excellent and can compete with even WinRar in terms of space saved. The software can be a bit slow at times compared to competitors like WinZip or WinRar, when not working with the ACE format. The repair functionality for archives in ZIP and ACE format is also extensive and impressive.

Regular license of the software is priced at USD 29.00. There are some offers on Trial Pay also which gives this software for free. Though the compression ratio is extremely impressive yet such a steep price for the product is not acceptable, especially when competing software like WinRAR is available for free and still works on a wider range of formats.Along with decompression for other formats WinAce allows compression for ACE format too.

The interface is crisp and clean and the layout bears resemblance to that of its competitors. The launch screen has a file browser along with a toolbar with some common functionality and several other menus with a wide range of features. Option is also provided to integrate WinAce into the context menu of Windows, which enables creation of archives or extraction of files on the go, simply by right clicking and looking for the appropriate options. Files can also be password protected by clicking on the options Tab. Conversion is also allowed from other kinds of formats to its native ACE format. This feature can come in handy as a wide range of functionality is available in the native ACE format as compared to other supported formats like Zip and RAR.

In order to open an archive which is linked with the software, you need to double click on the corresponding shell environment. Archives can also be opened directly from WinAce with the help of the open command from the file menu. Functions are provided for performing all operations like deleting files, copying to another location in a compressed or decompressed format and viewing commonly used text or graphics files. WinAce handles archives like other normal directories. Drag and drop feature is also fully supported in the software.

The software supports self extracting archives for ZIP and ACE modules. The biggest drawback in this regard is it does not support RAR format, which is also one of the most used formats for compression on the net. Archives are stored in encrypted format for security. For farther security in ACE archives authenticity verification is required. If the archives are corrupted also, data can be recovered. Comments made in ANSII, HTML or ASCII format is displayed. Automatic installation is enable for archive files which has a setup file in the exe format.

Positive Points:
  -  Attractive and easy to use interface.
  -  Supports multiple formats.
  -  Impressive compression ratios.

Negative Points:
  -  Native ACE format is not recognized by any extraction program other than WinAce.
  -  It is not free of cost.
  -  Low on features as compared to WinRAR.

Although the software is reliable and extremely effective it has limitations with other formats except ACE. The software also comes at a cost unlike its competitors which are frequently as good and are available for free. So, unless you really want to work with ACE format, WinAce is not the way to go.

Rating: 3/5

WinAce Publisher's Description

WinAce - because sometimes, size does matter... When you want to compress your files, you should be looking for a tool that offers excellent performance in three categories: compression ratiocompression speedease-of-use A compression tool that crunches the last free bit from your data, but takes twice to ten times longer for compressing and - even worse - for extracting your data probably will not work for you - or your customers. On the other hand, a compression tool that deflates your files as quick as lightning but leaves a lot of "air" in the compressed file will not take you far either. So you are most likely looking for a versatile tool thatblends both compression speed and power in an intuitive interfacegives you quick and convenient access to your archives during your everyday workbut also allows you to use all the extra features for professional file distribution - like password protection, disk-spanning archives or the possibility to create self-extracting archives? Well, look no further. We would like to invite you to take a closer look at WinAce, the new companion for your archiving needs.WinAce is a 32-Bit GUI (Windows95/98/ME/NT 4.x/2000/XP) for the new and widely popular compression format ACE. The program's main purpose is to provide the user with a means to create, modify or extract compressed files of different types.In addition to the Windows version there is a DOS version available which also includes an easy-to-use shell and several commandline versions for various operating systems (DOS, Win32 and OS/2 as of 6/99).The compression features of WinAce are not limited to ACE alone - other popular formats, like the common and widely used ZIP format can be both used for compression and extraction of data files.Since handling archives is very similar to handling files and directories, WinAce can also be used as a file manager shell. It supports operations like copying, moving or deleting files as well as viewing text and commonly used graphic files.WinAce achieves very high compression rates using the ACE format without sacrificing compression speed.The ACE compression also offers easier handling of multi-volume (aka "disk spanning") archives and a more efficient compression algorithm compared to the ZIP-Format. The use of solid compression improves the compression rates even more, especially when used on data contained in a large number of (small) files.Due to the high distribution of ZIP files around the globe, the ZIP format is also fully supported - although ZIP lacks the powerful and fast compression ACE has to offer.WinAce is very easy to use! To open an archive linked with WinAce you only need to doubleclick it in any shell environment, like the Microsoft Explorer. When running WinAce, archives may also be browsed for and/or opened by using the File/Open command.Archives opened with WinAce are handled like ordinary directories. This basically means that archive files can be opened or displayed by the internal viewer by doubleclicking on the archive name.WinAce has full Drag&Drop support. Files may ba dragged to an already existing archive or from an archive to another folder or onto the desktop. During the compression/extraction process a status window keeps you informed about the file(s) currently processed.Here are some key features of "WinAce":compression of the following formats: ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, JAVA JARdecompression of: ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, RAR, ARC, ARJ, GZip, TAR, ZOO, JARmulti-volume (disk spanning) archives for ACE, ZIP, CABself-extracting archives (SFX) for ACE and ZIPpassword encryption & recovery records for data protectionIntegrity check for ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, RAR, ARC, ARJ, GZip, TAR, ZOO, JARRepair functionality for ACE and ZIP archivesAuthenticity verification for ACE archivescomment files in HTML, ANSI or ASCII for ACE- and ZIP-Archivesfull command line access (compatible with DOS ACE)detailed information for all archive typesQuickviewer for graphic files, Word Documents, HTML pages and ASCII filesfull drag&drop supportcomplete file-management (copying, moving and deleting of files and directories)optimization of existing archivesaccess to your archives in Windows Explorer and via the context menu (shell extension)table of contents in the "Properties" panel of ACE and ZIP files (shell extension) Limitations:30 day trial. Confixx® - Server Administration.

Free download from Shareware Connection - WinAce - because sometimes, size does matter...

Publisher: winace.net | License: Shareware | Price: $29.00
Version: 1.0 | Size: 3952 KB | Platform: WinOther
Released Date: 04-08-2009 | Rating: 5 | Title: WinAce

Author Url: http://www.winace.net
Program Info Url: http://www.winace.net
Download Url: http://www.winace.net/files/wace269i.exe

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