Compression Software Links

How can you fit five quarts of water into a gallon jug? File Compression software utilities allow you to do it, so to speak, by using a fairly simple process to remove excess weight from your digital files. Compressed files are less prone to damage in sending, and since many files may be compressed into one archive file, are easier to manage. Listed below are links to the most popular makers of compression software.

Makers of StuffIt compression utility.

Makers of WinZip compression utility.

Makers of the PKZip Compression Utility..

A note about operating systems: Convention dictates the use of Zip compression for Windows and StuffIt for Mac. If you want to use StuffIt to create and send Windows files, go right ahead. But expect confusion and frustration on the part of many folks you send files to.

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