WinZip 17 has been released today which enters into cloud by integrating Google Drive, SkyDrive and Drop box online storage services into it, with this popular file compression and encryption program now makes easy to share files on cloud by compressing them so that you can save space on those services. Other notable additions are conversion of files to PDF and UI has been redesigned with ribbon UI which resembles Microsoft Office applications. Sharing files to social networking sites has been improved.

WinZip 17 Brings Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive Cloud Services Integration into the program

Share links of Cloud files from WinZip

Once you connect WinZip to Cloud services, you can able to access all files in Google drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive straight from WinZip , so that you can able to share links of them with friends online through email.

Share to Social sites

ZipShare feature lets you share files to social sites such as Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.

Convert files to PDF format

Using WinZip’s built-in PDF converter you can able to convert zipped office documents into PDF file. Currently  converts Doc, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX formats to PDFs that means old and new office formats are supported.

WinZip 17 PDF Conversion options

Add watermarks to Images and PDFs

You can add text watermarks to all popular image types and PDF documents right from the program interface. Drag and drop images or PDFs you want to WinZip UI, add watermark select Watermark under Edit button, click Save as Zip and the extracted images or PDFs will be watermarked with text you entered previously.

WinZip 17 watermark settings

User interface revamped

User interface has been redesigned which looks similar to that off Office ribbon UI and you can able to easily access functions and tools for zipping, unzipping and sharing.

WinZip 17 User interface

Resize images

Resize images scaled to particular resolution so that easier for sharing on social sites, though large images resized to smaller size their aspect ratio however will be preserved after the resize.

WinZip 17 image resize options

Offline installer

WinZip 17 is bloated with features of 99 MB size, you can download and install program with web installer offered by WinZip website, however here the link for  full or offline installer for WinZip 17.