Since the appearance of file formats, the method of archiving, sharing and creating files has changed a lot. We are now living in the age of high speed communication and the preference of storing things digitally has become very widespread. Amongst many reasons of converting files into PDF or XPS formats, adding collaboration tools is probably the most immediate and overwhelming one. This is followed by the need of a utility to open these files, locate its contents and edit it. While adding convenience to users, cross-platform compatibility of such utilities has become a demanding piece of functionality.
After Microsoft released Word 2007, the Open XML format became quite popular to save space as well as improve upon its functionality. While it is an open XML format, it is not identical to other formats that are available on the market. This is why it became popular. People expect that they can share their documents with other people with similar software. It is the default choice of Microsoft as the inter-platform document format for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the format is supported by a number of programs. Other than that, it is easy to create the documents in this text format from any application. It takes one less click than other formats that have to be used. Even though other formats are better, Open XML is supported by more programs. Additionally, it is a great choice for the web browsers as it looks exactly the same in different Internet Browsers.
Folders and files saved in this format are highly sophisticated. They have the ability to hold over 16,000,000 unique instances of data. The compacting capability makes it a great choice of archive solution. Other formats are capable of storing lesser volume, but the same compression rules are applied. Here comes the importance of TAR. Unlike ZIP and ZIP32, TAR preserves the integrity of all data. It is therefore considered safer to use TAR than some other formats. It is profoundly intelligent as it differs from ZIP compression in which some data gets compressed while the others are decompressed. It takes less space to store data in this format. It is also wise to use TAR than RAR format, which becomes easy to manipulate with some Unix programs. The new applications developed through the TAR format can have Searches as well. It becomes easier to come across data, which is not available in the input file. It also helps in storing data in some temporary directories.
The development of TAR, which is the acronym of Tape Archive, took place primarily because of its effectiveZIP compression techniques, which are now supporting various applications in a zipped form. Its high-compression ability, advanced read feature and small size make it a highly advantageous format. The development of applications compatible with the latest software version has also led to the development of several programs which can be able to open this format. It is simple to create archives or zipped files. These programs have reasonable entry points and offer advanced features. It takes only a few seconds to create the ZIP archives. The compressed files can be converted into the RAR archives without using any other software. It is due to the high-compression that the files become transferable across platforms. The TAR archives are used to store documents which are to be transferred across the platforms. These documents include not only text but also graphics, fonts and the like.
The ZIP algorithm was first developed by IBM and designed to be used in its chip. The ZIP algorithm uses ZIP algorithm and corrupting programs which are used to turn A into ZIP format and B into BIN format. The files are labeled with the extension. The latest version of the ZIP algorithm was released on 2 August 2008. It uses high performance for large archive formats and becomes compact and faster when used in large projects. The file extension BIN is the short form of binary. It is a universal file format which is often used to represent multimedia files of different types. These files include music, videos and other large media files. The BIN file extension enables the user to use the file in a number of applications.