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WinZip Mac for Mac

$29.95
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 12 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    331,743
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 29, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Fully functional 21-day free trial.); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    12.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    453
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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Results 1–10 of 12

3 stars

"for mac?!!!"

October 25, 2015  |  By julietmac

2015-10-25 20:14:18  |  By julietmac

 |  Version: WinZip Mac 3.0

Pros

unzips files like the built in archiver

Cons

windows-y style not mac

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4 stars

"One-Trick-Pony"

July 04, 2013  |  By sallysuelovesyou

2013-07-04 04:51:51  |  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

2012-08-31 20:44:36  |  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

2012-07-28 20:13:56  |  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

2012-02-02 09:56:48  |  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

2011-12-18 14:18:33  |  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

2011-09-07 00:37:46  |  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

2011-09-02 09:53:43  |  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

2011-08-28 19:10:39  |  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

2011-06-24 12:57:38  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0

With an enhanced interface designed for Retina displays, the new WinZip Mac 5 boosts productivity by making it even easier to accomplish all your file sharing tasks:

  • New! Easily share links to files in the cloud: WinZip Mac 5 automatically generates a link when you upload your Zip file to a cloud service that can be easily pasted into other apps, such as Skype, for quick sharing.
  • New! Apply to all files in your Zip: Encrypt files and/or resize images in a Zip file without having to manually unzip and then zip them back up.
  • New! Resize images with more resize options: Resize images any time you create a Zip file, not just when emailing. Now choose from two additional options for resizing images: X-Large (1920 x 1536) and XX-Large (2880 x 2304).
  • New! Actions pane: Easily access frequently used features, including encryption, image resizing, link sharing and zip actions, on this new context-sensitive pane. Show or hide the Actions pane as needed with the new toolbar button.
  • New! Quick Action button: Use this menu on the Zip pane selection bar for fast access to many actions, including Unzip, Rename, Delete, Get Info and Quick Look.
  • Enhanced! Overall workflow: Enjoy a streamlined workflow with many new improvements. WinZip Mac 5 now preserves the View type when you save; gives easier access to Default Save and Last Access locations; makes it easier to work with passwords; gives you deeper control over how you apply encryption to the files in your Zip; and more.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date June 29, 2016
Date Added June 29, 2016
Version 5.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.74MB
File Name winzipmacedition50.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 331,743
Downloads Last Week 453
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional 21-day free trial.
Price $29.95

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