WinZip® 14 Beta Takes Advantage of Windows® 7 Innovations

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New WinZip® 14 offers many usability enhancements and improved security.

By downloading the beta, customers can get a true sense of the productivity gains and enhanced security that we will be introducing in WinZip 14.

WinZip Computing, a Corel Company (NASDAQ:CREL - News; TSX:CRE - News), announced today the BETA release of WinZip® 14.0.

WinZip 14.0 reinforces the company's commitment to helping its wide range of users work smarter, safer and faster by introducing features that streamline zipping and encrypting processes and taking advantage of new functionality offered in Windows® 7.

WinZip is a powerful and easy-to-use compression and encryption utility that quickly zips and unzips files to conserve disk space, greatly reduce email transmission time and protect confidential data. It is the data compression choice for thousands of organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, as well as millions of home users. More than 190 million users have downloaded copies of WinZip from CNET's alone.

'We are pleased to offer a sneak preview of WinZip 14 through our public beta program,' said Edwin Siebesma, President of WinZip. "By downloading the beta, customers can get a true sense of the productivity gains and enhanced security that we will be introducing in WinZip 14."

Public Beta Incorporates Windows 7 Enhancements

Windows 7 includes many significant enhancements that simplify working with your documents, folders, and programs. WinZip 14 takes full advantage of these new features to make working with your Zip files easier.

Libraries: WinZip 14 provides support for Windows 7 libraries. Libraries group together folders with a common theme; for example, the Pictures library puts all of your folders that contain pictures in one convenient place. With WinZip 14 you can simply select the Pictures library and zip all of your pictures, no matter where they are. And these pictures will be compressed smaller than with any other compression tool using the Zipx file format which includes lossless JPEG compression. Backing up your important data is a breeze using libraries in the WinZip Job Wizard.

Jump Lists: WinZip 14 also supports the new Jump Lists. Simply pin the WinZip icon to your taskbar for quick and easy access to frequently used zip features, as well as to recently used Zip files and WinZip jobs.

Windows Touch: If you have a touch screen computer you will love WinZip's full support for gestures--simple finger movements--on your touch screen PC. Using gestures, you can easily scroll through the contents of your Zip files. You can even pan, zoom, and rotate your images in WinZip Pro's built-in Image Viewer without touching your keyboard or mouse!

Other interface enhancements include improved Dialogs to the Windows 7 style and new filtering and organizational support for finding your files and archives.

Improved Security

A key reason why many users purchase WinZip is its powerful, easy-to-use AES encryption. WinZip 14 introduces automatic wiping of the temporary copy of an encrypted file using the U.S. Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M). In addition, WinZip 14 recognizes Intel-based computers with built-in AES encryption and uses the available hardware support to make encryption operations two to three times faster.

The public beta of WinZip 14 is available for download today from

About WinZip Computing
Founded in 1991, WinZip Computing was acquired by Corel Corporation in 2006. WinZip Computing continues to offer the world's most popular Zip utility for Windows®, WinZip, along with WinZip® Self-Extractor and WinZip® E-Mail Companion.

About Corel Corporation
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, and the recently released Corel® Digital Studio™ 2010. Our global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan.

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