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WinZip Computing, a Corel company, today introduced WinZip® for Android, a new free mobile app now available on Google Play. The world's #1 zip utility makes it easy to view, open and save zip files on your Android device, whether they're attached to an incoming email, downloaded from a web page or opened from an SD memory card.

WinZip for Android builds on the success of WinZip for iOS, introduced earlier this year and already downloaded by more than a million people. WinZip tools are now available on all of the industry's most popular platforms - Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. For online and social media sharing, WinZip also offers the ZipSend™ file delivery and ZipShare™ Facebook web services.

WinZip for Android Top Features

  • Receive a zip file and view supported image, text and web files directly within the WinZip app. Easily open other popular file formats with 3rd party app integration.

  • Open encrypted Zip files (including AES128 and AES256) to review sensitive material safely while on the go.

  • Copy unzipped content to the clipboard to paste into an email or another application. Save the last extracted zip file to access at later time.

  • Automatically unzip and install Android apps (.apk files) delivered as .zip files from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore.
File Support and 3rd Party Integration
WinZip for Android lets you view:
  • Photos and images (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif)

  • Text files (.rtf, .csv, .txt, .ini, .inf, .bat, .js, .log, .xml, .css, .java, .cs, .h, .m, .cpp, .c, .sql, .properties)

  • Web files (.htm, .html, .jsp, .asp)
WinZip for Android lets you open other popular file types in 3rd party apps:
  • Word documents (.doc, .docx)

  • Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)

  • PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)

  • PDF files (.pdf)

"With our free Android app, we're extending the power of WinZip to new mobile customers and delivering an essential tool for opening zipped files on the go. Our first mobile app, WinZip for iOS, enjoyed a great reception and has already been downloaded by more than a million iPhone and iPad users. Now, with apps for Android and iOS, we're offering WinZip tools to customers on both of the industry's most popular mobile platforms," said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip. "Whether you're using Android, iOS, Mac or Windows, WinZip has the tools you need, designed specifically for your favorite phone, tablet and system."


Compatible with Android operating systems 2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.x (Honeycomb) and 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), WinZip for Android is available now as a free English app from Google Play and coming soon to other popular app stores.

About WinZip Computing

Since its introduction in 1991, WinZip Computing has been recognized as the world's leading provider of file compression technology. WinZip Computing, a Corel company, offers WinZip®, the world's most popular Zip utility, and other innovations including the ZipShare™ Facebook service, the ZipSend™ file delivery service, WinZip apps for iOS and Android, and WinZip® Mac Edition. For more information about WinZip, please visit

Copyright © 2012 WinZip Computing SL. All Rights Reserved. Corel, the Corel logo and the Corel balloon logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. WinZip, the WinZip logo, ZipShare and ZipSend are trademarks or registered trademarks of WinZip International LLC. All other product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

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