During the nine years I spent in Windows Hell™ at IBM, WinZip was on every machine I used. The app performs a function similar to OS X's compress capability, letting shove a group of files into a single compassed file or unpack a zipped file or folder. As of this morning, those who have iOS devices and WinZip on a PC can be happy, as the official WinZip app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is available.
Yeah, it's like a trip down memory lane ... although for me it's more like an unnerving flashback. But if you share a lot of .zip files with your friends and co-workers, you're going to doing a happy dance. You can open .zip files and .zip attachments from the iOS Mail app, browse and view .zip files, open encrypted .zip files, copy the contents of .zip files to the iOS clipboard, and more. It does not appear that this first iteration of WinZip for iOS will let you create new .zip files from documents or photos on your iOS devices.
I'm now wondering if we'll start seeing more venerable Windows apps on iOS, like Lotus 123, WordPerfect, or Microsoft FrontPage ...
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPod touch 6th-gen