File compression at your fingertips
WinZip was one of the first file compression programs available, and it’s still one of the leaders in the industry. Locate your archives and preview files before decompressing them.
Save space and organize
The popular file compression manager for Windows is available for Mac, giving you the ability to save storage space with ease.
WinZip is well known as a powerful software that can manage a large selection of file formats. This saves you space by compressing them or unzipping your latest downloads. However, the Mac version of this software is nowhere near as powerful as the Windows version. You’ll also need to purchase the pro version to get access to all the features.
For starters, the Mac version has limited support for many features that others run just fine. The noteworthy file types that can be supported are RAR, LHA, ZIPX, ZIP, and 7Z. This lack of file support for other types leaves the program worse off than other alternatives. One of the few beneficial features offered by WinZip is that you’re able to search and preview a file before decompressing the archive. This ensures that you don’t waste space by unzipping the wrong folder.
Upgrade to the pro version of WinZip once the trial version has expired. With its excellent integration and user-friendly interface, you’ll never regret the upgrade. Features that come with the pro version include One Drive cloud support, a diagnostics tool for ZIP files, and the ability to watermark your images for added security. One of the more useful features provided by this upgrade is the ability to install '.app', '.pkg', and '.dmg' files directly from a zipped folder.
Where can you run this program?
WinZip is available for Mac, Windows, IOS, Linux and Android operating systems.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, WinZip supports only a handful of file types which makes other options, such as Stuffit, more ideal. Stuffit offers support for more than 30 file types.
WinZip is a great tool, except on Mac. There are fewer uses on this version, and some of the uses require you to purchase the pro upgrade.
Should you download it?
No, if you’re looking for a file compression software and a tool for uncompressing files then you should consider looking elsewhere.
- Excellent integration
- File previews
- Free trial
- Supports few formats
- Features locked behind pro version