That's like asking if people buy acrobat because the acrobat viewer is free.
I actually own a copy because I needed features not in the free version.
I also own WinZip self-extractor.
I bought WinZip, I'm sure that it was in 199+ (think that it was called something slightly different) I had the original package until recently. Swirling Sphere on the CD cover...
I purchased WinZip back in the 90's but have no need for it with WinXP
|Do people actually buy Winzip? |
I purchased my WinZip licence in 1995. All of the upgrades since then have been free. It is my second most used shareware application following NoteTab.
Sourceforge (the open source place) has a free program available named 7zip. Why do I need to pay for another product?
Yes, I've bought a couple of WZ licences in the past because it has been so useful to me.
That was then, this is now.
WZ was around long long before many decent freeware/OSS compressors with nice UIs were available.
And FWIW, WZ still has a nicer UI and workflow than 7-ZIP or the built-in Windows ZIP, IMHO.
[edited by: DamonHD at 6:21 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2006]
I bougth it years ago, but lost the details, so now I use ZipGenuis which is great and free.
i bought winrar about 5 years ago, which at the time was better, i've never upgraded and don't need to.
I purchased WinZip back in the '90's, but like KenB, I no longer need it as I have Windows XP. I definately got my money's worth though.
Ayup. Cheap programs like this are worth having a license for.
Yes, I bought it in the mid 90's and I still run a copy on XP simply because it has features that I liked 10 years ago and I still like today.
winzip makes like 20 million a year so it seems people are indeed buying it.
Bought it back at Ver 6.0...
Now WinZip no longer gives free upgrades...(Booo!Hiss!)
I keep it around for the Self-Contained zipfile usage. so I can pass on zipped files to people that don't own anything...
I bought it.
Best investment I ever made to be honest - probably my most used app.
The FTP backup system in it is fantastic.