WinZip Mac for Mac

WinZip Mac for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    288,841
  • Date Added:
    April 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,027
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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WinZip gives you the ability to compress any group of files quickly, and then burn them to a disk or email them directly from the app. Through its intuitive interface, WinZip makes these features accessible to users of all skill levels, and it runs quickly and smoothly.

Pros

Excellent interface: Even if you've never used a program like this before, you'll have no problem finding your way around in WinZip. The main screen lays out your options clearly, and to add files to an archive, you can just drag and drop them in. The archive is zipped automatically, and a little bar graph at the top shows you how much space the files take up zipped versus unzipped.

Password protection: If you opt to ZIP and email all at once, you can also choose the Encrypt option and include password protection on one or all of your files. This is a handy addition, and a nice way to safeguard important documents and sensitive communications.

Cons

Not free: While you can use WinZip for free during the 45-day trial period, you will eventually have to purchase a license for $29.95 if you want to continue using it indefinitely.

Bottom Line

WinZip delivers exactly what it promises. It's not packed with features, but the features it does have are exactly the ones you're looking for in an app of this type. And since it's free to try for an extended period, there's no reason not to check it out to see if it will work for you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WinZip Mac 3.0

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 11

4 stars

"One-Trick-Pony"

July 04, 2013  |  By sallysuelovesyou

 |  Version: WinZip Mac 2.0

Pros

But a very good one-trick-pony. Very easy to use and whoever says it's confusing or "inconveniently designed" hasn't taken their time to look at it for a little while longer. Everything is self-explanatory.

Cons

A good program to work with. It can't do a whole lot else than unzipping .rar, but that's already a lot on a mac!

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1 stars

"OMG...even worse than than the first version!"

August 31, 2012  |  By velohomme

 |  Version: WinZip Mac 2.0

Pros

None. Seriously...it simply does not work.

Cons

I upgraded from 1.0 which had issues but I assumed it would get beter. It almost completely unusable now. I click on zip files and nothing happens. What a ripoff!!!!

Summary



Updated on Mar 18, 2014

The windows version of winzip is awesome. The mac version is aweful. Do NOT buy this product.

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2 stars

"Useless, didn't do any of the things it did well."

July 28, 2012  |  By Dregkon

 |  Version: WinZip Mac 2.0

Pros

Only good thing about it is being able to view the contents of a zipped file.

Cons

Confusing and inconveniently designed.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
  • Secure sharing in the cloud: With direct support for Dropbox and Google Drive, protect your files before they are uploaded to the cloud with 128- or 256-bit AES encryption. Zip files in your accounts, save zipped files to your accounts, and unzip files to your accounts directly from WinZip. Save on storage costs by zipping the files you store and share.
  • Manage your cloud accounts: View and organize the files you've saved on Dropbox and Google Drive. Use the new Cloud Picker to see your cloud files, rename files and folders, delete files, add zipped files and more - all from within WinZip.
  • New! Cloud Links: Quickly send links to your cloud files by email.
  • Updated UI and new shortcuts: Context-sensitive toolbars display the right tools for zipping and unzipping, working with your cloud accounts, and sending Cloud Links. New shortcuts speed your workflow as you save, zip and share.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date April 17, 2014
Date Added April 17, 2014
Version 3.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13MB
File Name winzipmacedition30.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 288,841
Downloads Last Week 1,027
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional 21-day free trial.
Price $29.95

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