The Microsoft & WUGNET Shareware Pick of the Week for Windows
Each week Microsoft(R) and WUGNET(R) feature a Windows(R) shareware application demonstrating the very highest programming standards possible. Each new application selected for this award is exhaustively reviewed and less than five percent make the cut. It is our intent to showcase only the very "best-of-the-best" applications. New applications must work with Windows Vista and Windows 7, but many of our past selections also work with prior versions of Windows.
ZIPmagic by ZIPmagic Software

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ZIPmagic 12 DoubleSpace is the first (and only) transparent disk compressor on Windows to double your disk space! Access all apps and files normally as if they were uncompressed - while enjoying twice the storage capacity. Ideal for use on limited storage Tablets, and expensive SSDs; ZIPmagic 12 DoubleSpace offers four degrees of compression - from MaxSpeed (which compresses your disk as quickly as possible) to MaxSpace (which frees up as much space as possible). When used with an optional Undo Disk, ZIPmagic 12 DoubleSpace protects your data from accidental loss in the event of a power failure during compression.

ZIPmagic 12 also includes DriveSpace, another transparent disk compressor. While ZIPmagic 12 DriveSpace doesn't compress as well as ZIPmagic 12 DoubleSpace, it is more versatile: ZIPmagic 12 DriveSpace runs on all Windows versions from Windows XP 32 bit through Server 2012 R2 64 bit, does not require console access, and as such may be used to compress live Windows Server operating systems with absolutely zero downtime. ZIPmagic 12 DriveSpace automatically detects whether the disk to compress is an SSD, and optimizes the number of CPU cores to use for the fastest full disk (de)compression speeds.

  • DoubleSpace WIMBoot Transparent Compression: Literally double your total disk capacity in a single click. Perfect for smaller tablets or expensive SSDs.
  • DriveSpace NTFS Transparent Compression: Compress any Windows computer and triple your free space - ideal to increase the life span of private/virtual servers without console access.
  • Stacker Transparent Data Deduplication: Increase your total disk capacity by three times (or even more). Ideal for all non-boot disks. Even compresses repeated across files, on data typically considered incompressible.
  • Outlook Add-In: Automatically compress outgoing email attachments in any format you like, and toggle compression on/off with a single click in the Outlook ribbon.
  • Outlook Attachment Previews: Securely preview incoming archive attachments without having to open them in a separate application.
  • JPEG Compression, 256 Bit AES Encryption: Compress JPEG files using the new ZIPX format. Encrypt data in compressed files using 256bit AES strong encryption.
  • Shell Namespace Extension Technology: Browse 110+ archives as ordinary folders in Windows Explorer, with copy/paste, drag/drop, double-click seamlessly extracting and compressing files.
  • Find Smallest Archive: Automatically test all known compression algorithms on a live selection of files in Windows Explorer with a single right-click, objectively creating the smallest archive.
  • Plug-In Extensible: Install more compression/extraction plug-ins to add support for more archive types to all ZIPmagic applications, including the shell namespace extension.
  • Designed for SSDs: Compress and extract multiple archives simultaneously with no performance loss.

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