Online File Compression/Decompression Tools

Today, Amit Agarwal sparked an interesting idea of using Gmail to create zip files online. His trick involves composing a blank email message, uploading all the files and sending it to your own inbox. Now this surely is a cool trick, but its time consuming. In the past, I’ve come across two online web based file compression tools which lets upload files and download the compressed version. Let’s compare them:

ZipMyFile.com: ZipMyFile is a free online zip creator. You can upload any file and compress the file in ZIP format. ZipMyFile can only compress one file at a time and support only Zip format.

Krun.ch: Krun.ch is the creation of Kailash Nadh (the man behind Boastology and Pingoat). Krun.ch can be used to both compress and decompress files. It supports multiple compression formats like zip, rar and tar.gz.

Files can either be uploaded from your computer or fetched from a remote URL. Krun.ch can compress upto 10 files at a time and mail it to 2 email addresses. Once the files have been Krunched, the archive remains on their server for 24 hours.

ZimpMyFile vs Krun.ch: ZipMyFile supports only zip format and can compress only one file at a time (no decompressing support), whereas Krun.ch can compress/decompress upto 10 files at a time. Krun.ch can also compress files from remote URLs.

Conclusion: Krun.ch is probably a better tool to compress/decompress files, but it’s not meant to replace traditional desktop based compression tools.

This post was published by on March 9, 2007

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  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay

    What is the point of the online zip software? You’re spending a great deal of time just uploading and downloading the software, not to mention bandwidth as well.

    And there are countless free compression utilities available now.

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Yup! I agree.. Online tool will never replace desktop based compressors. Read the conclusion

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  • http://www.ie.com.pk IKhan

    http://www.krun.ch site is down.

  • Matt

    whats the point…

    well I personally use it to compress files bigger then college storage facilities will allow on my personal folders, and bigger then half my flash drive(so a zipped copy can not be made)

  • Josh

    I was looking for online folder compression/zip tool. It seems i have no luck so far. anyone got any idea’s ?????????????????????

  • Robert

    Yeah, that krun.ch site is down. It sucks cause I really needed an online decompresser. To Ajay, Thilak and Matt: Online (/de)compressers are useful when you find yourself stuck behind proxies that don’t allow downloading of ZIP files. Like at my school…

  • Robert

    I found another site that supports unzipping of all kinds of formats, via upload or URL. http://www.wobzip.org/index.php

  • Tendonin

    krun.ch is down, and seems to be not too helpful, anyway. Robert, hello. Wobzip has a limit of 100 MB, so for people like me, who are trying to decomp a file that is over 100,000 KB, it isn’t too useful. Plus, it isn’t stable.

  • http://gzipping.site90.net/ Santiago

    I've tried this site http://gzipping.site90.net, it was very useful and fast, if looking for compress/decompress real fast a single file in .gzip format, this is a great solution. Plus, the site says to be in enhancing.

  • http://gzipping.site90.net/ Santiago

    I've tried this site http://gzipping.site90.net, it was very useful and fast, if looking for compress/decompress real fast a single file in .gzip format, this is a great solution. Plus, the site says to be in enhancing.