WinZip now available on the iPhone and iPad
0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2012, 04:27 posted on
WinZip is now available on the iPhone and the iPad. It lets you open email attachments, such as documents or images, that have been compressed with WinZip...
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1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I'm surprised apple allowed it to be on the app store...
2. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Nice, although weird how it wasn't developed sooner...
3. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Now - 2012 - iOS has what Android had in 2008. Ever since version 1.0 iirc.
4. annymu5 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
Correct but the reported usage and down load of this app is very low. No one is utilizing it much. It mostly just sonds good.
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
We,, that would be because the iOS doesn't actually have an accessible filesystem.
In other words: You can unzip a zipped MP3 file downloaded from the web. But to store it on your phone, or heavens forbid PLAY it? Oh no sir. That's heresy. /sarcasm.
13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
just get ifile on cydia if accessing the file system is that important… and yes if accessing the file system is needed, im sure one would be quite capable of jailbreaking
15. shayan (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
iOS dosnt really have a usable file system. jailbraeking your device kinda make the file system.
so thats why ifile from cydia give you access to file system and ifile from appstore wont...
10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i use winzip on my android device quite regularly with all the files i download and such.
really, apple didnt have this? this is as basic as MMS.. WTF.. lololol
9. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Thats like bashing Android for getting angry birds after iOS.
5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
This is a step (very small miniScule step) in the right direction. WinZip is known for its' unZipping abilities; maybe it will finally unziP some buried features in iOS that no one knows actually exist like how to unzip the network connectivity so that the end-user is not only liMiTed to iWiFi.
14. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
PAPINYC, one of the highlights of my day is reading your comments.
16. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
iOS has already had apps that can unzip files. This doesn't really do anything new besides bring the WinZIP brand over.
6. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
iOS is finally leaving its caveman days behind while Android is zipping along in its flying cars.
8. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Wow! Isn't this a windows application? "Win"zip. iOS still no file manager? lol
11. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
Been using iZip for months. Pretty sure it does the same thing