In case you missed it, WinZip Android app just hit Google Play a couple of days ago.
Yes, it’s the same Windows utility app that we’ve all used at some point in the past. The iOS version of this app hit the App Store a couple of months ago and has been getting quite significant number of downloads. As for the Android, the app has been getting quite a few good feedback from those who’ve already downloaded the app.
If you’re planning to get it, the app basically makes it easy to extract and handle Zip files on your Android phone or tablet. Whether files are attached to an email, downloaded from a web page or opened from an SD memory card, this Android app will make it easier and quicker for you to unzip the files.
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WinZip for Android lets you
- view supported file formats directly within the WinZip app
- open encrypted ZIP files such as AES128 and AES256 encrypted files to review them safely while you’re on the move
- copy unzipped content to your phone’ s clipboard and lets you paste them into an email or another Android app on your device
- save the last extracted zip file to access later
As for the files supported by the app, these include the following:
- Photos and images (.jpg
- Text files (.rtf
- Web files (.htm
- Apk files (.apk)
All that being said, WinZip for Android supports Android phones and tablets running 2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.x (Honeycomb) and 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich).
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To download and install this application, use:
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