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WinZip - Zip UnZip Tool for Android

By WinZip Computing Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of WinZip - Zip UnZip Tool

  • Handle major compressed types of files on your Android device with a single tap
  • Last updated on 11/04/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 28, 2013

WinZip zips and unzips files very quickly and even includes some extra features that make getting to your documents easy. It might be even better than the desktop software you know and love. It won't wow you with its looks, though.

Though you probably might not have any on your phone, this program handles ZIP files really well. It can zip or unzip a folder in seconds, even if the folder is larger in size. It even works on encrypted files. Finding things is easy thanks to WinZip's list menu, but it definitely sacrifices style for substance. Unlike the desktop version, this one doesn't make you pay after a certain amount of days or uses. Once you've unzipped a folder, you can view the contents right from the app. The app even includes a built-in viewer for Office documents. You won't be able to edit them, but you will be able to read them without any ads getting in the way. Some dedicated Office suites can't even promise that.

You couldn't ask for much more than this solid program. It packs neat performance with a few really handy features. There aren't a lot of frills, though. Since that has become standard for archive software, you shouldn't expect anything different from WinZip. It brings everything you like about the desktop version to your smartphone or tablet.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.0

1.*NEW* Search files on your device
2.*NEW* Android "Material" UI
3.Updates and Usability Improvements.

General

Release November 4, 2020
Date Added November 4, 2020
Version 6.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.0 and up.

Popularity

Total Downloads 55,111
Downloads Last Week 18
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Developer's Description

WinZip, the world's #1 zip and unzip utility, makes it easy to create, extract and share zip files on your Android device! Compress files for easier sharing and storage, and stretch your data and storage limits. Open and save compressed files, whether they're attached to an incoming email, downloaded from a web page or opened from an SD memory card. Add available banking-level encryption for peace-of-mind security and direct Google Drive and Dropbox access for files, photos, and videos that you want to save in the cloud.

What can you do with WinZip?

Create Zip and Zipx files

Unzip Zip, Zipx, 7z, RAR, and CBZ files

Email Zip and Zipx files

View Zip files that include supported image, text, and Web files directly in the WinZip app

Open other popular file formats with third-party app integration

Open encrypted Zip and 7z files (including AES 128- and 256-bit) to review sensitive material safely while on the go

Easily navigate and manage files on your phone or your phone's SD card

Automatically unzip and install Android apps (.apk files) delivered as Zip files from Google Play, the Amazon Appstore and Samsung App Store

Improve MP3 lossless compression by 15-20% on average or more by using the Zipx format

Save space with smart photo tools that scan your local photo folder and identify duplicates, poor quality and large files that you can review and delete

What's in the Premium version (purchase)?

Encryption: Create and protect Zip and Zipx files with 128- and 256-bit AES encryption

Ad-free email (Zip & email) and unzipping--no ads or delays

Cloud integration (such as Google Drive and Dropbox) for easy access to the latest versions of your files on your computer (WinZip 21) or Android device.

File Support and Third Party Integration

WinZip for Android lets you view:

Photos and images (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif)

Text files (.rtf, .csv, .txt, .ini, .inf, .bat, .js, .log, .xml,.css, .java, .cs, .h, .m,.cpp,.c,.sql,. properties)

Web files (htm, .html,.jsp,.asp)

Apk files (.apk)

Comic book files (.cbz)

WinZip for Android lets you open other popular file types in third party apps:

Word documents (.doc, .docx)

Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)

PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)

PDF files (.pdf)

The world's most popular Zip utility, WinZip offers apps for all of the industry's most popular platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Compatible with Android operating systems 2.3, 3.x, 4.0, 4.1-4.3(Jelly Bean), 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow).

WinZip for Android is available now as a free English app.

FAQ

Q1: I am using WinZip to compress JPEGs, but the size didn't change much. Why?

A1: In order to compress your photos as much as possible, without any loss of photo quality, in the app Settings, choose Zipx (Best Method). This compression method examines each file and selects the compression option most likely to supply the best compression results.

Q2: I used WinZip to protect a folder of files with a password, but the list of files can still be viewed. Why?

A2: Even though the files or folder is encrypted, the file names can still be viewed (but not the file content). For this reason, we recommend that you avoid using confidential information in file or folder names. For example, avoid using account numbers or ID numbers (such as a social insurance number) in file or folder names.

Q3: Why does WinZip Android need permission to access "Device ID & call information" permission?

A3: This general access permission is used to better understand the device info when feedback is sent through email and for the WinZip app coordination and tracking with Google.