WinRAR – Compress, Extract and Password Protect Files
WinRAR is an archiver and data compression tool which is mainly used for compressing documents, that is to reduce file size into a more manageable one. This is often used to reduce the size of the files to be uploaded or attached to emails for faster uploading for the sender and faster downloading for the recipient.
WinRAR has a very practical user interface and compresses files faster than WinZip. It can be used to compress and extract different file types and is very easy to use. Among the file formats it supports are rar, zip, cab, arj, lzh, ace, etc. It also supports different operating systems such as Windows and Mac making it more desirable to use. Compared to other archivers, WinRAR has only the basic features of an archiving tool but it works faster and is more effective in reducing file size without sacrificing quality.
WinRAR can also be used to back-up your files or compress them and make an archive, thus reduces used memory space. In addition to that, you can set a password for your compressed files to prevent unauthorized use or access.