Software Showcase: Ashampoo ZIP Pro 3

Archive software is still prominent program class that is still in rapid adoption and usage; even as we move into the second decade of the 21st. Century. The fine folks at Ashampoo have kept up with the times, and recently updated their flagship archive program, Ashampoo ZIP Pro 3 to bring new feature sets to meet these new challenges. This program still has solid stability, that Ashampoo is known for in all of their programs, and yet add important innovations.

Main Window

The days of Win32 applications are in full sunset, and more and more programs are having to adapt to the 64-Bit type of architecture to run. In fact, the next iterations of OS versions will not support any 32-Bit programs, on Android, Linux, Windows, and Mac. Ashampoo has made the change for this program, along with other’s in their software stable. Now ZIP Pro 3 runs native in 64-Bit, which can take advantage of the best memory management, speed efficiency, and stability that that modern hardware and software platforms can provide. Such engine changes can allow you to encrypt 300% increase in MP3 compression, and one of the fastest ZIP archive engines on the market. This is a nice sea change for this type of program.

Encryption Window

Screen resolution used to be standardized at 1080p (1920x1080p), around 2010. Now we are about to cross over a new decade, and resolutions have moved forward beyond prior standards, to a new higher resolution world. The new de facto standard is 4K/2160p (3840x2160p), which is four times the resolution of 1080p. If a program is scaled up this size, and the program is not designed for this dimension it will be distorted and skewed and hard to read. Thankfully, Ashampoo has planned for this eventuality, and designed the ZIP Pro 3 to natively support 4K and sets the DPI scaling options to support those displays use of text and icons. You can use this program to work with your archives and bee able to read and process the information to have a brisk workflow.

There have been other advantages and improvements to this program, and can be found on the Ashampoo ZIP Pro 3 product page here. I know that you will find something there that will peak your interest in pursuing getting this program or upgrading to the current version. Speaking of which, the MSRP for this program is $39.99 USD, but you can get it on sale for $25.00 USD currently. I know that you will like what you see and feel that you got your money’s worth. Until next time, keep on techin’ . . .


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