3 Free Windows 8 Zip File Apps

Here are 3 free Windows 8 Zip File Apps that let you zip/unzip files, right on your Windows 8 system without touching the browser. Basically, all of these apps are file archiver where you can combine a number of files together in a single archive file. This in turn makes it easier for you to store files or to transfer multiple files.

All these Zip File apps for Windows 8 are placed under the ‘Tools’ section of Windows 8 app store. You can either click on the link (given with the detail of each app below) to open the app in the Windows 8 app store, or just head over to the store and search for each file (press ‘Win+Q’ to open the Search Charm). Let me quickly come out with the names of each zip file Windows 8 app below:

  • 8 Zip
  • Zipiloo
  • MetroZipFiles

Below given is the detail review on each Windows 8 Zip file app. Lets get started with:

8 Zip

Windows 8 Zip file apps

8 Zip is one of the most powerful Windows 8 zip file apps. Its, basically, a file archiver that lets you combine multiple files together, creating a single archive file. However, the current version of 8 Zip in Windows 8 supports only the Zip archive format, but the developers are working on the upgraded version that will support many popular formats such as RAR, 7z, ISO, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CAB, ARJ, CHM, NSIS, MSI, etc..

Here, in this Windows 8 file archiver app you can easily create Zip file or just open an existing Zip file. You can also extract all the Zip files from within the app. The interesting thing is that the Search Charm (hit ‘Win+Q’ key combo to open the Search Charm) is integrated with the app. Hence, you can search for file archives saved in 8 Zip Windows 8 app. You can also share archives with other via Email, everything from within the app. Let me quickly bring out the main features of this Windows 8 zip file app below:

  • Lets you create zip archive file, from within the app.
  • Allows you open zip archives, saved on your system’s local library.
  • Lets you extract or compress files.
  • Lets you delete files or add files to archive.
  • Allows you open files in archives
  • Integrated with Search Charm
  • Lets you share archives with others.
  • Lets you change the theme of the interface.
  • It’s a free Windows 8 app.

Well.. all in all, 8Zip is an excellent Zip file app for Windows 8 where you can extract or compress files without heading over to the browser. Just install this app in Windows 8 and start using it, right away.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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Zip file Windows 8 app

Zipiloo is yet another powerful zip Windows 8 app. It’s a file compression tool that lets you extract data from your zip file and share it with others, from within the app. You can also delete cache from the app.

It’s a very simple and easy to access this Windows 8 zip file app. As you open the app, you will find a big white screen with a bubble written ‘open an archive to get started’ over it. You need to right-click anywhere on the screen to get the options. A horizontal bar will get opened at the bottom of the screen with options such as Delete Cache, Share Selected, Extract All, and Open Archive. Go ahead and start extracting files. Just install the Zipiloo Windows 8 app now.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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Zip File app

Ending my short post with this last but of course not the least Windows 8 zip file app, MetroZipFiles lets you create archive of multiple Zip Files, add files & folders, upload your archive, open archive, extract files, and do other Zip related activities.

As you open the app, you will be shown with three different options: Create Archive, Open Archive, and Share Archive. Let me bring out them briefly:

  • Create Archive: Here, you can upload a Zip file from your local machine, and select files or folders you want and save them in the app.
  • Open Archive: Lets you open a Zip file you have saved, already. You can extract files and open it for instant viewing.
  • Share Archive: This option lets you share Zip files with others via Email or SkyDrive, from within the app.

Click on any one to continue with the app, right-click anywhere on the screen to access more options such as Add files, Add folders, New Archive, Open Archive, Extract Files, etc.

In short, MetroZipFiles is a good utility Windows 8 zip file app that lets you create Archives, extract Zip files, or just share Zip files with others via Email or SkyDrive. Go ahead and download MetroZipFiles in Windows 8 now.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

Download: Click Here