Save space, zip it
Storage space is one of the most valuable things on your mobile device, so why not save space and compress and zip your folders with WinZip?
Compress and send
This is the solution to all your Android files piling up. Quickly sort out and compress your device’s folders and their contents.
WinZip is an application that lets you compress many types of files and other data on your computer. This Android version allows you to manage zipped files directly on your tablet or smartphone.
It is free to download and use, but to unlock all the features, such as support for RAR and 7z files, you need to pay for the premium version. Rar files are pretty common, so this is a bit of an irritating hurdle to jump. Premium also allows you to encrypt Zipx and Zip files. You also get instant access to the Zip and email feature.
The free version supports a large selection of file formats including JPG, DOC, and PDF. This version also allows you to create Zip or Zipx and share them with a context. Copy, delete, or rename files that get stored on your Android device. Winzip also allows you to open Zip archives to view the files inside, all within this application. The biggest problem is that you can’t edit and save files inside the app.
The default interface is unappealing; it quickly gets crowded and it’s easy to lose the options you’re looking for. The color pallette makes finding those options even harder.
Premium version comes with a better interface that is extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate. It’s frustrating that the layout is different between the free and premium versions; that just seems like bad design.
Where can you run this program?
WinZip runs on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
Is there a better alternative?
No, WinZip is a powerful file compressor and manager that no application can compare to. But, there aren’t any major differences, so that really leaves it up to you. Competitors are B1 Archiver and RAR.
WinZip is a great application for saving storage space and encrypting important files. You get full file management and support for a large selection of files. The freemium nature could dissuade a lot of people, though.
Should you download it?
Yes, storage is the one thing you’ll constantly run out of on your phone. WinZip gives you a way to free up some space.
- View multiple formats
- Handles encrypted files
- Good compression
- No editing and saving options
- Default interface is unattractive
- Features locked behind premium version