WinZip Mac Edition for Mac

WinZip Mac Edition for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    282,911
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 15, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Fully functional 45-day free trial.); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,066
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WinZip for Mac brings one of the oldest names in Windows compression utilities to the Mac, and we think they did it right. Featuring a clean Mac-like interface, WinZip for Mac lets you compress and secure your files for both sharing with others while keeping them away from prying eyes. Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, you can quickly add files to an archive, then compress them in the standard .ZIP format or create .ZIPX files--a format WinZip says is its smallest compression format to date. Both worked great on our test machines and the ability to password protect even just one file in an archive makes this software one of the best in its category on the Mac.

Once installed on your Mac, launching WinZip brings up a helpful wizard that lets you either create a new Zip file or combine processes with a Zip and e-mail function. From there, Winzip has you name the file and choose your compression format. Once the archive is created, you can either use buttons at the top of the interface to add and manage files or you can drag and drop files and folders from the Finder. It's not immediately obvious (and we think they could do a better job here), but to encrypt your files, you'll need to check the Encrypt box in the Add Files dialog box where you'll be prompted to add a password.

Some interface elements are particularly helpful in WinZip for Mac when managing compressed archives. A Quick Look button at the top lets you quickly preview individual files even before you unzip the archive--very helpful if you have a large archive and are looking for something specific. It also shows you how much space you'll save by zipping your files showing you the amount of bytes used and the amount saved by zipping on the right side of the interface.

Overall, WinZip for Mac adds a few options not found in the compression utility in Mac OS X and its ease of use make it a contender if you do a lot of compression, want to create secure archives, or like the idea of a Quick View tool. The software might be improved by adding another interface element for encryption, but mostly we think WinZip for Mac works very well for the money.

 
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2 stars

"Works adequately but has to be forced to close."

February 02, 2012  |  By PrettyCharlie

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

It does what it says. It's a simple program with a simple task.

Cons

It almost always refuses to go away, and I have to force it to close. This is very tedious. It also makes me wonder how much thought went in to other aspects of it's 'integration' with the MAC OS.

Summary

I'd go with a program specifically designed to play nice with a MAC OS. If it won't close it makes me wonder where else it might be functioning inappropriately, even if it's merely a resource issue.

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2 stars

"what a waste of money and time"

December 18, 2011  |  By tjmuse

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

Lets you add files to an already zipped file

Cons

You can not rename files once they are zipped. I head a migraine headache when I finished doing three zips and now I find out I have to start all over again due to a spelling error on a folder inside the zip rather than being able to just rename the file.

Summary

I would not use this if file names are important to you.

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1 stars

"Was disappointed"

September 07, 2011  |  By mje772003

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

none at the moment

Cons

wasn't able to install program on my 1st gen mac book pro with the latest update for snow leopard

Summary

use something else as so far its not that user friendly

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1 stars

"No Way. Not on my Mac."

September 02, 2011  |  By G2G2G2G2

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

Works, I guess.

Cons

Has slimy Windows in it's name.

Summary

Nothing with the name Win goes on my Mac. Besides, Stuffit does everything I want AND it's been a loyal Mac product for years. I see no reason to change.

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1 stars

"Didnt like it"

August 28, 2011  |  By camille666

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

I was able to try it on a trial bases before buying

Cons

Wouldn't work right, I deleted it in one day.

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3 stars

"it gives help"

June 24, 2011  |  By voinex

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

good compression

Cons

not very transparent

Summary

many free programmes, but not as good

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4 stars

"Worked perfectly"

January 07, 2011  |  By jcorser

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

Easy. Fast. essential

Cons

another app to have

Summary

Get it!

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5 stars

"You can easily ZIP files and share them."

December 02, 2010  |  By kilowattradio

 |  Version: WinZip Mac Edition 1.0

Pros

Easy zipping of folders and files using drag & drop.
Easy to use interface and program doesn't effect the file system like Stuffit Deluxe does that effecst trojan & anti-virus software.

Cons

I would like to see Winzip for Mac to expand and support other compression formats.

Summary

A good value if you need to frequently send or share files using the Zip compression format.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
WinZip Mac Edition 1.0 (Build 0393) adds support for Mac OS X 10.5.X.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date February 15, 2011
Date Added November 15, 2010
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13MB
File Name winzipmacedition30.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 282,911
Downloads Last Week 1,066
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional 45-day free trial.
Price $29.95

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