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Bringing all the functionality of the renowned Windows-based .zip handler to your Android phone and tablet, WinZip Computing has released an official app to Google's Play Store.

WinZip for Android, in keeping with its PC counterpart, handily opens zipped files, also offering support for encrypted files (including AES128 and AES256), promising secure viewing and transmission of sensitive data from your mobile device.

The app also features sophisticated third-party app integration to open .doc(x), .xls, .ppt, and .pdf files, while offering built-in support for image files, text files (from .txt to .csv, .bat, .js, .xml, .css and many more), web files, and .apk files. Unzipped content can also be readily copied to the device's clipboard for use in an email or other message.

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While WinZip's UI may not be exactly up to date, it packs an undeniable amount of functionality into a tiny 1.1MB download. Plus, it's totally free from the Play Store. Hit the widget below to grab the download.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Patricia

    WinZip - always late...

  • Hondagod69

    About time this came to Android. 

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Queue the inevitable comments about how everybody should use 7zip in... 3... 2... 1...

    • squiddy20

      ...except 7zip isn't available on Android, this is. 

      • http://twitter.com/dextersgenius Dexter M

        ...except there are several apps that support 7zip files, for example ZArchiver, 7zipper, AndroiZip, ArchiDroid...

        • squiddy20

          ...except none of those are "7zip"

          • deX

            ...except, 7zip is open-source, including its algorithms and libraries so there's no need for an official app.

  • http://twitter.com/dextersgenius Dexter M

    But do people still use WinZip, and if so, why? I thought it died many years ago after WinRAR came along...

    • mesmorino

      You know, for a second there I almost confused the two. I haven't used winzip in years but for the functionality on offer... I might give this a go. Might.

    • jayray78

      You'd be surprised. In the government arena particularly, winzip is still king.

  • moelsen8

    Too late for me.

  • Drayon

    Seriously? froyo emulated?
    dafuq were they thinking.

  • CeluGeek

    I use ArchiDroid to handle password-protected archives. Unless WinZip makes it easy to add files to existing ZIPs, I don't see why I should switch apps.

  • squiddy20

    Had this basic functionality in Root Explorer for upwards of a year at least...

  • Oğuzcan Ayverdi

    Froyo? Seriously? LOL.

  • jayray78

    Because people store there documents locally on there mobile devices?  I don't get it.

  • fixxmyhead

    why are these screenshots always simulating froyo

  • fixxmyhead

    doesn't root explorer pretty much do the same? zip files and stuff