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WinZip Mac Edition 6.0

The famous file compression tool comes to Mac

by Bob Thornton

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Mac OS X
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Languages: English
Software Cost: $29.95 (Mac)
Date Updated: 26 October 2017
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Downloads To Date: 5506
Developer: WinZip
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WinZip Mac Edition
Compress and decompress files using WinZip Mac Edition

For the Windows platform, WinZip has long been a stable application, making it possible to work with a large number of compressed file formats for both compressing and decompressing. Just like Windows, OS X has long supported the creation of compressed archives as well as extraction of files from such archives, but turning to a third party tool opens up a number of additional options.

WinZip Mac Edition supports Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA and 7Z formats, and the application integrates tightly with OS X. Quick Look can be used to preview the contents of an archive before extraction, and of course you have the option of extracting a single file or an entire archive.

The application also offers security features that can be used to keep your files safe. Archives can be encrypted and password protected so they cannot be accessed by unauthorised people. If you do not want to encrypt and entire archive but would still like to keep files grouped together, you have the option of encrypting individual files.

WinZip Mac Edition acknowledges the fact that one of the main reasons for compressing files is to attach them to emails. As such the program provides the ability to compress and attach a series of files to an email in a single action helping to save time as well as storage space.

What's new in v5 (see the what's new page for more)?

- NEW! Files pane
- NEW! Zip from Files pane
- NEW! Unzip to Files pane
- NEW! One-click access to local folders
- NEW! Multiple viewing layouts
- NEW! Drag-and-drop zipping from the Files pane
- NEW! Drag-and-drop unzipping to the Files pane
- NEW! Manage files from WinZip
- NEW! Files pane context-sensitive menus
- NEW! Expandable Files pane
- NEW! Most recently used Zip files
- NEW! Unzip more file types
- NEW! MP3 compression in Zipx
 ENHANCED! Zipx compression

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WinZip Mac Edition is comparable to its Windows counterpart. It is fast and effective, but it is a Windows app at heart and there are cheaper alternatives available that are just as capable.

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