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    Jun. 29, 2016
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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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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.
Publisher WinZip Computing
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Release Date June 29, 2016
Date Added June 29, 2016
Version 5.0
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 12.74MB
File Name winzipmacedition50.dmg
Total Downloads 355,168
Downloads Last Week 387
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional 21-day free trial.
Price $29.95

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