WinZip - The leading zip unzip and cloud file management tool
By WinZip Computing LLC
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Rated 4/5 stars by CNET/Download.com and 4.5/5 stars by Softpedia!
Zip unzip, email and share to Dropbox and Google Drive directly with WinZip® on your Mac. Designed specifically for OS X versions 10.7 and later, WinZip for Mac is packed with tools to maximize your productivity and minimize file sizes. Share more, store more and do more with WinZip Mac Edition.
• Zip and unzip files instantly
• Protect confidential files with strong AES encryption
• Share directly to Dropbox and Google Drive
• Send large files fast with easy sharing tools
Zip files to save space and send faster emails:
•Compressing files saves valuable storage space, decreases file upload/download times, and lets you send faster, more efficient emails.
•Reduce file sizes to fit more in an email, on your hard drive, or on portable media
•Create a variety of compressed file formats including .zipx, WinZip's smallest file size to date
•Back up your photos and projects and fit more onto CDs or DVDs using the 'Zip and Burn' feature
•Use Mac's 'Quick Look' tool so you can browse the contents of a Zip file before you decide whether to unzip it
Share zipped files between Mac and PC:
•Designed specifically for OS X users, WinZip Mac Edition helps you over the hurdle of sharing or receiving compressed folders or archives from PC users.
•Extract content from the industry's widest selection of compressed file types, including Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, and WAR files
•Email Zip files directly from the WinZip window using Mac's built-in Mail tool
•Specify if you want to include or omit Mac-specific hidden files when zipping and sending files to Windows and Linux users
•Enjoy support for OS X application bundles (.app), with the option to view package contents before unzipping
Secure confidential information:
•Whether you are sharing important documents with colleagues, uploading sensitive files to the Internet, or storing entire archives at home, WinZip is the perfect solution for protecting your information from unauthorized access.
•Keep files completely secure with strong, 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption
•Password-protect files and email attachments as you zip them
•Apply a password to a specific file within a Zip file to prevent unwanted access
Package and share files with ease:
•Share files with confidence, knowing that they are smaller, safer and more manageable.
•Send hassle-free email attachments that won’t bounce
•Organize and zip files into compact, logical groups that are ideal for sharing
•Share high-resolution photos in a snap—WinZip automatically resizes and compresses digital images before attaching them to your email
•‘Zip and Email’ feature lets you compress and send files and folders directly from the WinZip window without opening your email application
•Shrink files for faster, easier transfer to portable data storage devices
Connect to your Clouds:
•Connect to Dropbox and Google Drive right from WinZip
•Easily zip and upload large files, or open zip files saved in the cloud
•Use Cloud Links to upload a file to your cloud service and quickly send a link to it via email
•Maximize cloud storage space by compressing files
What's New in Version 3.1
1. Support RAR5 format
works overall but can’t view items in a zip archive without extracting
First of all, let me say it is a relief to have this program on the Mac. I used it for years on Windows although recently switched to the freeware alternative, 7-zip. It amazes me that there is no decent zip archive viewer on the Mac. Something like WinZip was sorely needed.
I use this app multiple times every day. Opening zip files and viewing the contents - works perfectly. Updating the contents of a zip - great. Creating a new zip file - great. Viewing an file in the zip? BZZT!
Double click on a text file in the zip and… it opens up some strange folder window showing some info about the file size… Why can’t it copy the file to a temporary directory and open the file in the app bound to that file type? That’s what it does on Windows. Instead, I have to select to extract the file to my mac, via a button in the GUI, or by dragging it to a folder.
And if it’s a file I just wanted to take a quick peek at and forget about, now I have to remember to also delete the file after I’m done with it. This is all automatic on Windows. Double click on a file in the zip and that’s all it takes. Hopefully they’ll eventually make it just as simple a process on the Mac.
Winzip is a win
In the days of old with limited bandwidth and high cost storage, getting maximum compression was all-important. These days, the ability to quickly create an encrypted archive for cloud storage is more important; old school Winzip gets the job done and it’s cross platform. Of course Winzip was a Windows original and when it came to the Mac, the first iterations weren’t all that great but it’s markedly improved and I find it much easier to use than Stuffit. The availablity of the most current version on the Mac App Store is another plus.
The app works fine as advertized, and brings zipx format to the Mac. That’s worth 3 stars to me. But there are a lot of thing still lacking in this. The QuickLook looks _awful_, and is almost worthless for looking inside of the file. Maybe I wouldn’t expect something as polished as BetterZipQL, but what Winzip has provided is lame. This version (3.1) only gives you the option of saving to zip or zipx formats. There is no ability to control the degree and type of compression like there has been for the past 20 years in the Windows version.