Unlike other unzipping programs, such as 7zip, which uses a folder with the letter that compares to the file type (Z, for zip, 7 for 7z, R for RAR, etc) and WinRAR (which uses a standard set of books), it uses eggs. That’s right, eggs for the icons. If you don’t understand, after the jump I’ve included more screenshots of the program, but right now, is the file icons.
Said Egg Icons
What’s really nice about this program, ALZip is the fact that it handles so much in the ways of files on top of it’s cuteness. It supports ZIP, 7Z, RAR, EGG, TAR, TBZ, LZH, Z, JAR, ALZ, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BHX, BIN, BZ, BZ2, CAB, EAR, ENC, GZ, HA, HQX, ICE, IMG, LHA, MIM, NRG, PAK, TBZ2, TGZ, UUE, UU, WAR, XXE, ISO, LCD, ZOO, for uncompressed and compresses to ZIP, EGG, ALZ, TAR, TBZ, TGZ, LZH, JAR. Yes, you read it right, it compresses to EGG. That would be the new 8.0 alpha that just got released that supports that format, and it’s basically an ultra compressed ZIP file. It’s interface is also darned easy to understand, to say the least, it’s impossible to get lost in the interface.
Main Screen of the Program
Now, what’s really nice is that they’re giving a free license away for everyone to celebrate the release of 8.0a. When 8.0 Final releases, they will send out an email with your free license. All you need is an email address that you can check every once in a while. This is a $29.99 value that we’re getting free for the short term, so don’t get greedy now. ALZip works on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7, 32 bit and 64 bit versions interchangeable.