WinZip Computing, a subsidiary of Corel, has released an updated version of WinZip Mac Edition. OS X standard compresses and decompresses files but different types of utilities such as this make tools easier and more complete for those who need to manage frequently compressed files.The program does not only ZIP files but also support other formats (Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, WAR). WinZip can also compress the files using the password, AES encryption algorithm (you can also encrypt an entire file into a single file).
Version 1.5 includes improvements in the functions of compression and decompression, file sharing and storage. In particular, the application now supports the bundle (. App) and lets you view the application package before you unpack them before (and support the Quick Look in OS X). E ‘can also extract individual applications contained in a zip file directly into the Applications folder. The software also recognizes the documents or zip Zipx no extension (eg. Jar file or. War).Other notable features include the ability to reduce the size of high-resolution photo and create CD / DVD with compressed archives. From the application interface is easy to understand the gain in terms of compression of each file or folder. The "Zip and Email" allows you to reduce and compress high-resolution pictures before attaching documents to emails.
The software is sold at $29.95 and requires a Mac with an Intel CPU and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. The ZIP format was created in the late ’80s by the late Phil Katz, and still is one of the most common compression formats.