“Fast and efficient zip file viewer on iPhones and iPads.”
“Perfect companion for iPad in business …”
“Highly integrated native iOS app”
“Works with Voiceover”

Easily open and extract your zip files and archives and store them inside the app.

Zip Viewer lets you open zip file attachments from your emails, Safari downloads or other applications that offer a share/'open in' feature. (Also password protected zip files.)

Import zip files from iCloud Drive or other cloud providers such as Dropbox or Box (app needs to be installed on the device) directly from Zip Viewer.

Zip files will be automatically extracted and stored in the application documents directory.

You can drill down through the folder structure within the zip file. Files can be viewed by the build-in file previewer which supports file formats such as:

- iWork documents
- Microsoft Office documents (Office ‘97 and newer)
- Rich Text Format (RTF) documents
- PDF files
- Images
- Public text files
- Audio file (playback)
- Movie files (playback)

Share extracted files via email, Twitter, Facebook - Pass them through to other applications that support the file format (e.g. for editing) or printed via AirPrint. (functionality is depending on your device configuration)

The extracted files can be removed manually. The complete folder/file structure can be downloaded via iTunes file exchange too.

Use Zip Viewer alongside with Zip to Mail to get the full experience of viewing and creating zip archives. Zip to Mail is also available for free on the App Store.

If you have any questions, comments or feature requests contact me at

What's New

Version 1.7

- Import files from iCloud Drive and other Cloud provider (Dropbox, box, ...)
- Native screen resolution for new iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
555 Ratings
555 Ratings

It actually works opening Zip files on my iPad


I always groan when one of my musical equipment products has their manuals, MIDI implementation, presets, etc on a Zip file instead of a PDF file because I prefer to read my manuals on my iPad and there was no way to open the Zips. I did some research and most articles required doing several steps which usually involved buying an app or something else. Then I discovered this free app. What works for me is I copy my Zips to my iCloud. Then, when I open up my free Zip Viewer, it already has a selection for clicking on my iCloud and it automatically shows and opens all of the Zip files that I copied. What a great tool. Easy and free.

Too many ads and hangs too often to be worth paying for

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In just trying out the product, it froze while loading, placed full page ads for video games up incessantly and froze again while I was trying to provide a rating.

If you want someone to find value in your app, perhaps you should focus on allowing them time to use it versus dumping ads all over the screen after every five folder selections or file viewings.

When it works, it seems to be worth free as a viewer but I doubt that it’s worth the price of the ‘pro’ version even if that does come with what should be price you pay to stop the ads.

Great no-frills decompression and file management


I don't need to view or edit files inside a ZIP on mobile very often, but when I do it's typically a very-short-notice work thing. It's good to be able to get it done right away, rather than scrambling back to my computer from wherever I am.

This app handles that job perfectly, and if you think you need it, you probably do. A clean interface and—most importantly—no surprises.


Oliver Koehler
11.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Oliver Koehler


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