It seems as though you can never have enough storage space on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 computer. One solution to help free up space on your drives is to archive old files. 8 Zip Lite is a free, utility app available in both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores designed to do just that. 8 Zip Lite also comes in today as our AdDuplex HERO App.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers.
Closing out the month, we turn our focus on 8 Zip Lite from Finebits.
8 Zip Lite is basic file archiver that allows you to create and view ZIP archives. You have the ability to extract ZIP files, add and delete from the ZIP archive and create ZIP archives. You can also open and view archive files in RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ and CAB format. Rounding out the core features of 8 Zip Lite is a built-in viewer and media player that supports JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, mp3, wma, wav and other media formats.
The layout of the Windows Phone app is simple with your recent archives listed on the main page of the app and a series of control buttons lining the bottom of the screen. These control buttons will allow you to create a new archive, open an existing archive, access the app's settings and view the About screen.
The Windows 10 layout isn't much different but utilizes the hamburger menu to deliver your command options that the control buttons of the Windows Phone app offer.
Settings are minimal seeing that the Lite version only creates ZIP archives. The options that are present cover personalization options such as turning on/off the transparent Live Tile, choosing the language support and picking a color theme. Language support covers twenty-three languages that include English, Arabic, Hindi, French, Greek, Persian and more.
Once you open an archived file, you will have the options to add files, add folders as well as extracting all files. Other features of 8 Zip Lite includes Drop Box support and OneDrive support. It will also tap into files stored on your microSD expansion card.
In exploring 8 Zip Lite, it comes across as a very basic file archive utility. I can see it being appealing to those, like myself, who deal with archived files infrequently and never stray from the ZIP format. 8 Zip Lite is a free, ad-supported version, but if you deal with archived files on a regular basis, you may want to upgrade to the full version of 8 Zip ($7.99). The full version opens up a few more features and supports additional file formats for compression.
If you give 8 Zip Lite a try, let us know what you think of the utility in the comments below. Also, do not forget to rate 8 Zip Lite in either of the Stores to offer a little feedback to the developer.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.