|22 July 1999
|Windows, DOS, (read only: Linux, Mac OS X)
WinAce is a legacy archiving app for Windows. It works primarily with the eponymous ACE archive format but supports ZIP, RAR and CAB. The app is not free, but its developer also developed a freeware, CLI app called Unace for macOS and Linux that extracts archive files.
Beginning with version 2.65, WinAce was bundled with the WhenU SaveNow adware program. This bundle was removed from the last version (2.69) and had been replaced with an opt-in sponsorship deal via TrialPay. The app has since been discontinued.
There is a third the app for the DOS operating system, called Commandline ACE. Its title, however, is misnomer because the app sports a text-based user interface (TUI) that emulates the color theme of Norton Commander. In addition to the ACE format, it supports ARJ, RAR, ZIP, and LZH (partial) archive formats.