WinZip for Mac 2.0 Hits the Mac App Store

WinZip for Mac 2.0 Hits the Mac App Store

WinZip has been an extremely popular file compression for a good number of years, however their Mac version of the utility hasn’t shared as much popularity. Today, the makers of WinZip plan to change that with the release of WinZip for Mac Edition 2. The second major version of WinZip for Mac features a number of improvements, such as instant zipping and unzipping of files, enhanced encryption support, OS X QuickLook support, the ability to look inside .app bundles, and more.


From the press release:

WinZip Computing, a Corel company, today introduced WinZip® Mac Edition 2, bringing the power of the world’s #1 zip utility to Mac OS X Lion and the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Designed specifically for Mac users, WinZip Mac Edition 2 makes it simple to zip and unzip files instantly, protect confidential information and send large files easily. New features help you work more efficiently, including the ability to zip and unzip from the Finder as well as ‘In Place Editing’ that enables you to open and edit documents within a Zip file without unzipping. […]

Designed specifically for the Mac, WinZip Mac Edition 2 integrates into the Mac OS X Quick Look tool, enabling you to browse the contents of a Zip file before it is unzipped. With support for Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, and WAR formats, WinZip makes it easy to open any compressed file you receive, regardless of the platform it was created on.

“WinZip Mac Edition 2 takes advantage of the unique features of the Mac OS and builds on the success of our iOS app that’s already been downloaded by more than a million iPhone and iPad users,” said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip. “As WinZip expands to all of today’s most popular platforms and devices, new customers are discovering the power and simplicity of using the world’s #1 zip utility to compress, secure and share files.”

WinZip for Mac 2.0 is available now for $30 from the Mac App Store (direct link). A free 45-day trial is also available from the WinZip website.