WinZip now available on the iPhone and iPad

WinZip now available on the iPhone and iPad
So, you are waiting for this extremely important file to be emailed to you, and when it finally hits your inbox, you realize that you cannot open it because it has been compressed with WinZip. That wouldn't have been a problem if you had a computer nearby, but when an iPhone or an iPad is all you have on hand, frustration can ensue.

Fortunately, WinZip is now available on iOS. The popular file compression software lets you open zipped email attachments, such as documents or images, right there on your iPhone or iPad. Opening attachments is possible when you are using a web email interface as well.

The app can't let you make your own Zip archives, however. Doing so would still require you to use a computer, but hey, the mobile app comes free of charge, so you can't really complain. If you want to download WinZip for your iPhone or iPad, just hit the source link below.

source: WinZip via Engadget

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16 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I'm surprised apple allowed it to be on the app store...

2. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 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: Feb 01, 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: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Mar 15, 2011

Thats like bashing Android for getting angry birds after iOS.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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: Mar 03, 2009

PAPINYC, one of the highlights of my day is reading your comments.

16. stealthd unregistered

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: Nov 02, 2010

iOS is finally leaving its caveman days behind while Android is zipping along in its flying cars.

8. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Wow! Isn't this a windows application? "Win"zip. iOS still no file manager? lol

11. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Been using iZip for months. Pretty sure it does the same thing

12. annymu5

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

It does. I have used it aswell.

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