8 Zip

This app was a candidate in the Apptivate.MS semi-finals. See how it did among the other candidates in the Work group.


Christmas theme, French and German translations already in the Store. Check it out!

8 Zip is a file archiver that allows to combine a number of files together into one archive file, for easier transportation or storage.

Supports English, Italian, Russian and Chinese.

Developer perspective

8 Zip is a C#/XAML Windows Store application built on the base of MVVM pattern.

Currently, 8 Zip archiver core is built on the base of ZipArchive library, but we are working hard on the new WinRT component using 7 Zip archiver engine. So the upcoming version will support all popular archive formats including zip , rar, 7z, etc.

8 Zip supports x86, x64, ARM processors.

We use Search and Share in the Charm bar to increase usability working with achiver in metro style. Thus you can easily search files within an archive and share them with other apps.

We have made a great amount of work to make our application easy to use either with a touchscreen on a tablet or with a mouse on desktop. In addition, we have created four lovely themes to satisfy the taste of every single user.

Music by Alexey Mikhailovskiy http://audiojungle.net/user/Alexey_283




bajlepa Dec 11 '12 at 20:50
Now 8 Zip supports all popular formats!
Knu Dec 10 '12 at 15:49
I love the logo.
bajlepa Dec 10 '12 at 15:58
Here is our designer: behance.net/yanamakarevich
esskar Dec 6 '12 at 8:34
great app! good idea. don't forget the video!
Software Developer Dec 3 '12 at 16:25
Don't forget to upload your demo video to be eligible for prizes.
John Haugeland Dec 2 '12 at 17:19
Wow. You've really improved this app since the last time I looked at it.
White Dragon Nov 23 '12 at 0:50
Great tool, very good to have on hand and love the themes.
Logan Alan Nowak Nov 15 '12 at 8:31
Looks and works great, keep up the good work.
Ethan Lee Nov 14 '12 at 6:18
Love this. Reminds me of Compress for Mac, and themes are great :)
Matteo Mosconi Nov 11 '12 at 10:57
That's awesome, thanks!
John Haugeland Nov 4 '12 at 22:29
I bumped you because I like seeing real tools do well in this contest. It does seem pretty unfortunate that you're trying to trade on someone else's name, though.
bajlepa Nov 6 '12 at 17:43
Thanks. 8 Zip = Windows8 + Zip
John Haugeland Nov 6 '12 at 22:52
Oh. I had misunderstood it to be a play on the name of 7-Zip.
Vigneshv Dec 2 '12 at 5:26
Nice one keep going:)