Windows Full VersionFeb 26, 2014

FILEminimizer Suite (90% discount)

Terms and Conditions
  • This is a 1-user lifetime license, for home and business use
  • You get free minor updates
  • You get free tech support
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, although if you try to re-install on a different computer you will need to talk to support to allow re-activation
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help
Technical Details
  • Developed by balesio AG
  • Version is v7.0
  • Download size is 16.7 MB
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • VirusTotal scan results: 0/44

FILEminimizer Suite optimizes/compresses and reduces the file size of PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and image files by up to 98%! This is not a ZIP solution. The optimized files and documents remain in their original format and work/open just like normal — they are just optimized. The optimization is visually lossless preserving the original visual quality of a file at all times.

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  1. Danny

    Reply to this comment#27

    I read others:

    FILEminimizer licensing is as follows:
    - license is on a lifetime basis,
    - maintenance, support and upgrades are optional and included in FILEminimizer’s yearly premium pack (USD 15.98 / year corresponding to 20% of the regular pricing),
    - there is not automatic premium pack renewal,
    - we also recommend to purchase the backup CD / create your own backup of the software.

  2. Danny

    Reply to this comment#26

    [@Ian] get your free 1 year updates after purchase, then one needs to renewal if one wants to update the software after a year. Question but good look! I hope I am wrong!

  3. Ian

    Reply to this comment#25


    I’ll suggest that upgrades within version 7.x are free, according to my license agreement. As Mr. Boss suggests, minor upgrades.

    It’s a quite separate paid option to have free upgrades of any kind for a year, but if Version 8 does not come within a year then having paid) for that (a kind of “software assurance” aimed at the corporate market is money wasted. I’ve only paid $9.99 and I’ll take my chances of minor or even no upgrades..

    Also as a general comment here, people expect too much if they think that every software offer is going to install in some simple, easy, standardized way. SoS is a way for Balesio to offer a low cost entry point to attract new users. If I have a problem with registration or activation it’s usually because I, rather than the developer, did something stupid. I’d re-enter the codes, making sure there were (as one example) no extra spaces or wait for the developer’s response rather than posting public derogatory comments. Things can and do go wrong.

  4. Danny

    Reply to this comment#24

    [@Ashraf] Question for the security yet again to! Hopefully I’m wrong, but I fear that it is not so!

  5. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#23

    [@Danny] Why are you trolling balesio so hard? As far as I understand, you get all 7.x updates, aka free minor updates.

    [@Philx] Did you purchase FILEminimizer Suite from the old link that was selling an “Upgrade to FILEminimizer Suite 7.x” or the new link that is selling “FILEminimizser 7.x”? If the former, you will have to wait until balesio comes back to work (it is the weekend, they are off work) to give you a working key. If the latter, you should have been emailed a working key instantly via email.

    The issue is being caused be a clerical error and we are trying our best to try to resolve it. Please work with us :-)

  6. Danny

    Reply to this comment#22

    [@Philx] indeed very annoying, while simpler can!!!

  7. Philx

    Reply to this comment#21

    Just to add to the carnival of chaos caused by this witless developer: I can’t use FileMinimizer SUITE 7.0 which has been paid for because Balesio is incapable of activating it on the basis of the information Balesio itself supplied. That would be bad enough, except:

    The registered (though not yet activated) installation of the paid-for but completely unusable FieMinimizer SUITE has resulted in the DE-REGISTRATION of FileMinimizer OFFICE, obtained from Balesio a few days ago via SoS.

    I have a whole bunch of Word docs to email out tonight and was counting on minimizing the darn things using the SUITE. But the SUITE is barred to me and when I come to use the OFFICE, it has gone back to being an “evaluation expired” product.

    To get anything to work, I’ve had to go to all the trouble of re-registering OFFICE while I am still awaiting for the registered SUITE to be activated. I really ought to stick Balesio with a very large bill for the very large amount of my time they’ve wasted — and are continuing to waste still.

  8. Danny

    Reply to this comment#20

    [@Ian] That you might think, but it is not! You get updates/upgrades 1 year time from the purchase. Then you need to extend to pay even for small updates!

  9. Philx

    Reply to this comment#19

    Though a loyal fan of Balesio until now, in future I’ll stick to recommending folks to use its free or giveaway versions rather than ever buy any product from it: life’s too short to deal with Balesio.
    After all the hassle of this screwed-up “update” offer — it wasn’t an update at all but the sale of the product in its entirety — I am thankfully in possession of an email from Balesio’s Valentin Zemp which provides (a) the download link to the product I’ve bought and (b) the three-line data stack relating to the licensing and registration thereof.

    The download went OK. Mr Zemp’s information was copied and pasted in OK. The license details were recognized and registered OK. That, by any yardstick of how to run an efficient software publishing company, should’ve been that. But no. Not enough for Baslesio. It wants customers to jump through yet another hoop, this time by denying them any access to their bought / paid-for / registered product until that product has been “activated” online — activated by dint of Balesio’s server reading the information provided by Balesio for the product’s registration.

    Unfortunately, though consistent with everything else that could possibly go wrong with the perfectly simple act of selling a chunk of software, this stage now goes wrong, too, because the Balesio Activation server cannot recognise the Balesio information. The legal owner of the Balesio product is thus barred from using it until emailing the Balesio Activation Department.

    Amateurville gets no more amateuirsh than this. I’m awaiting Balesio’s response right now but it’s not going to alter the fact that this is one software publisher I’ll never, ever, recommend anyone to actually buy anything from in future.

  10. Ian

    Reply to this comment#18

    Free upgrades within 7.0x as far as I know.

    My installed copy, purchased through this offer, states in License.txt: FILEminimizer 7.x

    and currently it seems to be on 7.0, so I should be good for some time. 8.0 is going to require a payment.

  11. Danny

    Reply to this comment#17

    Free minor updates only for one year?

  12. Ian

    Reply to this comment#16

    Just to add to my earlier comments below:

    If you carry out the procedure I explained below (emailing them quoting Order No. and asking for a code) you will be able to register and activate. Just ignore all this stuff about upgrade etc. and yes I had those three boxes before I emailed Balesio (just ignore them). Simply put … just pay, get your order no. and email them with it. Then use the three codes you will receive to register and activate the generic trial version. Quite simple and easy.

    I have all the features working now, but (at least for me and the files I wanted to ‘optimize’) results are disappointing (very little compression of my PDF files, for example). If only it could compress email archives (I do not use Outlook). And the program itself can do with some work as there are a few rough edges I noticed.

  13. Philx

    Reply to this comment#15

    [@Ashraf] Thanks, Boss. Two Firefox browser re-sets did the job, so if you can chuck out my earlier comment re data entry failure, that’d be good. Sadly for me though, I’m now caught up in the shambles: the email I’ve just received — 3 minutes ago — from Balesio gives me a link to a screen where I’m asked to input three sets of details using information Balesio hasn’t actually provided. So I’ve had to email support.

    Balesio’s promotion has all the signs of a bungled attempt to take an existing “upgrade” promo and use it as an entire product purchase promo. I’ve told Balesio, I really would’ve expected more of it than to get into such a time-wasting tangle. Having paid $9.99 plus tax for the full product, and having received a “paid” acknowledgment from Balesio, I’m now sitting here waiting for it to provide (a) the download link to the program and (b) the license details. None of this is SoS’s fault. Let’s hope Balesio learns from this for next time around: it has earned a reputation for its cleverness at compressing stuff — not massively expanding the amount of time a prospective customer has to spend on actually acquiring what he / she has paid for.

  14. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#14

    [@Philx] Try using a different browser. Sometimes browsers cause incompatibilities.

    [@Stephen Andrews] If you still want to purchase a copy for your partner, we’ve updated the link so that you will be sent a working key immediately after purchase — no need to email balesio for it.

  15. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#13

    @Everyone: We’ve updated the purchase link; now you will be emailed your license key immediately after purchase, you should no longer need to email balesio for it. Enjoy!

  16. Philx

    Reply to this comment#12

    Quite why Balesio is bothering with Cleverbridge is beyond me, because it’s anything but clever. I was hoping to buy the suite for a friend using a PayPal account (because I don’t trust Cleverbridge with my credit card data) but it’s impossible to enter email address and password into the PayPal fields provided via the Cleverbridge linkage. I’ll forget it, then.

  17. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#11

    @Everyone who bought it: As Valentin said, they’ve sent out the proper keys to everyone that purchased. If you are still having an issue, drop an email to their support and they will get your going ASAP.

  18. Stephen Andrews

    Reply to this comment#10

    I too am having activation problems because of this ‘upgrade issue’…I went straight for the suite deal and suddenly found myself lost so then downloaded the free edition as I thought (wrongly:( ) that this would give me a path to activation…but sadly that refused to take the serial offered by SoS….so I am waiting for Balesio to help me out of this mess……I am now asking myself should I actually want to go through this hassle again for a second copy for my partner?.

  19. Valentin Zemp (balesio)

    Reply to this comment#9

    Hello everybody,

    Many thanks for the orders. We will send out today all licenses! Thank you for being patient.



  20. Ian

    Reply to this comment#8

    Here’s an update to my earlier comment:

    Something is wrong with the process for this offer.

    Do the following:
    1) Complete the purchase procedure. Get your Cleverbridge Order No.
    2) Install the trial version
    3) Email Balesio (I had a response from, you might try that or sales@ or support@)
    4) Quote Order No. and request a registration code
    5) I had a response with the codes in under an hour (they are in Switzerland)
    6) Run the trial version, go to Registration and register then Activate, entering the three codes they send you one by one into boxes that appear

    Further comments:
    I have only tried out the program on some test Word .docx files. Small files under 0.6MB seem not to compress; others 10% to (in just one case) 90%. Somewhere I read it supports Office 2013 files.
    You “drag and drop” files to be compressed into a box. It only does 100 at a time – best not to overwrite but to create a new destination directory before starting.
    When I tried .jpg and .pdf files it refused to allow me to drop them into the box – I need to email Balesio about that.
    One can upgrade within Version 7.x, only one single user & computer at a time – if transferring to a different (new) computer you’ll need to call them for authorization.
    So if it all works this is a great offer and an excellent way to reduce the size of archive files on a long term basis. Files from other computers could be copied over, reduced in size and copied back.

  21. Phillip Cunningham

    Reply to this comment#7

    It wanted a serial number after I ran it and of course I don’t have one.

  22. Phillip Cunningham

    Reply to this comment#6

    I paid for this thinking I was getting a full version yet it turned out to be an upgrade and I didn’t already have the software. So I have wasted my money. can you help me register the software or have I just wasted my money and it’s a case of caveat emptor, as in let the buyer beware and I should as my dad says, put it down to experience and move on.

  23. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#5

    [@Julian Clayton] You will need to save OpenOffice documents as Word/PowerPoint/Excel formats to use this with them.

    [@Danny] [@Colin] You are getting the full version.

    [@Ian] Thanks for the feedback! Hope they get back to you soon.

  24. Danny

    Reply to this comment#4

    When ordering, the order form states “UPGRADE to FILEminimizer Suite 7.x”. Is this price for the full suite or just and upgrade to Version 7.0?

  25. Ian

    Reply to this comment#3

    As per the Balesio website FAQ

    “You can optimize any Word file created using any version of Microsoft Word 97 to 2010. FILEminimizer fully supports all new Office 2010 formats (DOCX). Files that have been created with OpenOffice or StarOffice can also be optimized provided they are saved in the Microsoft Word format.”

    The price before discount is that of the Suite and not a version upgrade, so we can be confident it’s OK for new customers (like me). But I failed to complete the activation / registration process and am waiting for Balesio customer support to contact me.

    It looks promising as it appears to handle batch file processing of entire directories of all supported file types, implying that all existing files can be compressed yet still be accessed retaining all features / resolution.

  26. Colin

    Reply to this comment#2

    When ordering, the order form states “UPGRADE to FILEminimizer Suite 7.x”. Is this price for the full suite or just and upgrade to Version 7.0?

  27. Julian Clayton

    Reply to this comment#1

    Will it do Open Office documents?

Important Info

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a 1-user lifetime license, for home and business use
  • You get free minor updates
  • You get free tech support
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, although if you try to re-install on a different computer you will need to talk to support to allow re-activation
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help

Technical Details

  • Developed by balesio AG
  • Version is v7.0
  • Download size is 16.7 MB
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • VirusTotal scan results: 0/44