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WinZip now available on the iPhone and iPad

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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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posted on 17 Feb 2012, 05:32 3

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 05:34

2. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Nice, although weird how it wasn't developed sooner...

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 06:30 2

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Now - 2012 - iOS has what Android had in 2008. Ever since version 1.0 iirc.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 07:01

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 07:40

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 18:40

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; 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

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:18

15. shayan (Posts: 159; 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...

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 13:44 3

10. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 12:27 5

9. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

Thats like bashing Android for getting angry birds after iOS.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 07:19

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 20:47

14. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:09

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 07:40 3

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.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 09:16 1

8. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 15:20 2

11. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 16:09 1

12. annymu5 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

It does. I have used it aswell.

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