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WinZip 3.0
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Mac edition of established compression utility.   Shareware ($29.95)
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WinZip combines cutting-edge compression and strong AES encryption into a simple, Mac-friendly design. Now you can zip and encrypt files for swifter, safer sharing and significantly smaller storage - all with an easy-to-use Mac zip tool made just for you!

As the world leader in file compression technology with over 20 years of expertise in the field, WinZip has developed a powerful, new zip utility designed specifically for the Mac.
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • Secure sharing in the cloud: With direct support for Dropbox and Google Drive, protect your files before they are uploaded to the cloud with 128- or 256-bit AES encryption. Zip files in your accounts, save zipped files to your accounts, and unzip files to your accounts directly from WinZip. Save on storage costs by zipping the files you store and share.
  • Manage your cloud accounts: View and organize the files you've saved on Dropbox and Google Drive. Use the new Cloud Picker to see your cloud files, rename files and folders, delete files, add zipped files and more - all from within WinZip.
  • New! Cloud Links: Quickly send links to your cloud files by email.
  • Updated UI and new shortcuts: Context-sensitive toolbars display the right tools for zipping and unzipping, working with your cloud accounts, and sending Cloud Links. New shortcuts speed your workflow as you save, zip and share.
Version 3.0:
  • Secure sharing in the cloud: With direct support for Dropbox and Google Drive, protect your files before they are uploaded to the cloud with 128- or 256-bit AES encryption. Zip files in your accounts, save zipped files to your accounts, and unzip files to your accounts directly from WinZip. Save on storage costs by zipping the files you store and share.
  • Manage your more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Michael-Vilain reviewed on 18 Apr 2014
The "product" they're selling here is available in so many other products for far less. A Mac-aware version comes with the MacOS which won't litter your zip files with dot or resource files.

And the company just won't take "unsubscribe" for an answer. So I've taken to reporting their marketing emails after my unsubscribe request to their ISP as SPAM.

Don't bother with this product or company unless you need to be sure that the zip files you create are 1000% compatible with windows. I've never had a problem with the free or native alternatives already available on MacOS.
[Version 3.0]


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Philosopherdog reviewed on 17 Nov 2012
Compression is already build into the mac, and if you want the best archiver on the mac, it's already free and called the unarchiver. It's what 7 zip is on the PC. Winzip was bad on the pc and now they're taking it over to the mac. Ug.
[Version 2.0]

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Bowlerboy_jmb replied on 22 Jul 2013
Are you speaking as an expert, or are you just perpetuating Mac vs Windows in-fighting?

Your comment that "compression is already built into the Mac" is correct, but misleading, for you imply compatibility between a file compressed by the built-in File > Compress function on a Mac with a zip file created, or opened, in Windows. If you do a Google search, you will find a lot of evidence to the contrary, with no one that I see writing a correct, comprehensive answer to the problem.

Case in point. Yesterday I sent a file that I zipped on my Mac to several Windows users. None of them can open the file. Although my file appropriately ends with a .zip extension, that does not by itself mean that Windows--for some reason not clearly understood or fully explained in my so far cursory Google search for an answer--can open that file. Some people speculate that the incompatibility is due to the fact that the Mac saves files with resource forks which Windows has no clue how to handle, so it considers an archived file zipped on a Mac as "corrupt."

I seek a definite answer to the problem, along with a solution. I want to be able to archive a file on a Mac into a zip archive, or into a Stuffit archive, and I want to have a guarantee that an unsophisticated Windows user can open that archive without having to install any additional software or their end, else they will balk at the idea of installing any additional application that they are unfamiliar with, no matter how "good" it may be for them to have it on their computer.

I read about "unarchiver" so I went to their website to check it out. No where does it say that it can create an archive on a Mac that can be sent to a Windows user and opened on the Windows end. All of the features I read promoted unarchiver to do exactly what it says: open up a variety of archived files that a Mac user receives. But no mention was made of being able to create an archive that will compatible on the other end. That's the function I want.

So, if this program can do that, if this program can guarantee me that I can compress a number of individual files into an archive that Windows users can open up and access, then it is worth getting over the built-in Mac compression feature, which, most likely due to a "bug" or other incompatibility on the Windows side, cannot accomplish.

If anyone can address this issue, chime into the conversation. In the meantime, I will be checking out this application to see if it gives me what I want. If it works, fine and dandy. If not, then somebody what the solution is.
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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 06 Apr 2014
@Bowlerboy_jmb, the reason you are only finding information on unarchiving on the Mac when searching google for "unarchiver" is because all unarchiver does is unarchive, as the name clearly states. It is NOT an archive utility.
Try searching for "Archive Utility", that is the Mac program that creates the archives, as the name says.
You mat also want to look for a free program called Keka It is a very nice multi-format archiver and unarchiver for Mac. I have had issues with it with larger archives around 4GB., but since you can't email those anyway, maybe it will work for you.
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Bowlerboy_jmb replied on 07 Apr 2014
@Mac Os X 4ever, Thanks for the tip about Keka, Since I first posted my remarks, I did buy WinZip both for archiving and for opening up zipped files. So far, it works quite well on the Mac platform: I have had no problems with it at all.
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uffy935 reviewed on 17 Nov 2012
I am a long time MAC user. Recently I had to download big spanned files. I tried unarchiever but it did not work. I gave WinZip a try and it was very easy to handle (UI) and it worked well. I was a bit surprized how well it worked but now WinZip Macedition is one for me.
[Version 2.0]

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Sir-Sixty-Nine replied on 18 Nov 2012
now WinZip Macedition is one for me. ????

Okay dude,just try this one>>>ENTROPY
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Dellsuxx reviewed on 17 Nov 2012
From what I can remember Winzip was one of the most reliable Windows utilities for many years. Although I've been a dedicated mac convert for the past 6 years I never once had a problem with Winzip software. They where a great company and I'm very happy to see them up and running on the OSX platform.
[Version 2.0]


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Klez reviewed on 19 Oct 2011
This program is very handy.
Simple, clean, and easy to use.

In Osx we have lots of archivers, but all of them lack a proper graphical interface or simply decompress all the files without asking on the same directory.

You can configure the program to show the contents When you open a file and then extract the selected file(s) you want where you want.

Adding an aditional file to a ZIP archive is as easy as drag and drop.

Should be improved:
Stability, i´ve opened some 7zip files that crashed randomly the program.
Interface localized in more languages. Currently is only in English
A bit pricey for being a "simple" program. I think 20 bucks is a more realistic price, not 30.
[Version 1.5.0475.0]


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Doca Cola reviewed on 19 May 2011
It has been a long time that i have been using WinZip on my Windows system, i think that has been even before 2000 that i switched to WinAce and later Winrar.
Now i am a Mac user since a few years and am quite happy with tools like the integrated Zip functionality or The Unarchiver. But you don't always want to extract the whole archive to get just one file. That's why i have bought BetterZip back then. I don't like the UI of BetterZip, it is not thoroughly thought of to be user friendly.
I saw that now a mac edition of WinZip is available and thought to give it a try. I was surprised how fast and convenient to use it was. I also like the UI which is much more within UI guidelines than BetterZip is. I hope they don't bloat the mac edition like they did with the Windows version later on. It can handle all archive types and is not limited to Zip like the name may suggest.
I think the name WinZip doesn't fit too well at all, but i can live with that. They probably think they get more attention with their "famous" windows counterpart.
WinZip IMHO currently the best archiving software for mac. If you are someone who likes to view the contents of an archive before extracting it.
[Version 1.5.0475.0]

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Pirx replied on 22 May 2011
I am quite a bit disappointed with Winzip (see my comment below). I also do not want to see the contents of an archive before extracting. I am back at The Unarchiver, set it as default again.
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jamesnrth reviewed on 13 May 2011
All the features it gives and more can be had for free by using other apps. Just search for ZIP on MacUpdate

Name annoys me to no end. Don't call Mac software WinAnything for Mac that's just LAME!

What's next? WinAmp for Mac? MacUpdate for Windows? What a joke!
[Version 1.5.0475.0]

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Rspeed replied on 27 Jun 2011
"What's next? WinAmp for Mac?"

Believe it or not, that actually existed about 10 years ago.
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Tsarkon replied on 23 Feb 2012
Winamp is available for Mac:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40721/winamp
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 09 May 2011
With Zip built-in to Mac OS X now, what is the point of this app?
[Version 1.5.0475.0]

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Gmax replied on 09 May 2011
For one thing, the built-in zip utility in OS X can't make split/spanned archives and has a limited file-format support for extraction/compression. It also has this annoying "feature" of adding hidden Mac OS X into the archive (.DS_Store etc).

Personally, I use Archiver (formerly RuckSack) for my compression needs.
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Mcr replied on 09 May 2011
Gmax,
When I tried WinZip a few weeks ago, it didn't support split/spanned archives. I'll look into again, perhaps they've added this? I had tried sArchiver, but it has trouble handling large split volumes (+GB in size, like disk ISO files). It appears to work, but when you compare the hash of the originals and the copies produced after unarchiving, they always fail comparison. It was mentioned to the developer of sArchiver, but he didn't reply or even acknowledge, which makes me think he is aware of the issue but can't fix it.

I will try this Archiver program (RuckSack).
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Neox replied on 09 May 2011
@Gmax:
That "annoying feature" you mentioned is so that the metadata and the resource fork of a file are preserved. Some older apps on OSX use resource forks and if the archive utility did not include those hidden elements it would not function correctly when you unzipped it. It is really only an issue when you send it to a windows user as they will see the __MACOSX directory and other metadata stuff. The zip format cannot handle those things so that is Apples way of preserving all the information.
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Gmax replied on 09 May 2011
@Neox I'm aware of that. But in my case I rarely share zipped files with other Mac users, only with PC users or for easy uploads of site files to a webserver, let me tell you, those hidden files can easily get annoying when you have to delete them 1-by-1 on the server or when a PC using client complains about some unnecessary files when the zip is extracted.
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Neox replied on 09 May 2011
@Gmax, Fair enough. From the way you stated about that "feature" it was not clear to me whether or not you knew *why* those hidden files are there. Yes and from a standpoint of sharing with a PC user then, it is absolutely a pain as I have had to clean them myself before so I didn't get phone calls asking me wth. :-) No worries just making it clear why it has to be there. Apple, I am sure is not to concerned about making it easier for Windows users! ;-)
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Mcr replied on 09 May 2011
@Gmax
I just downloaded and tried the latest Winzip Mac and as far as I can see, it doesn't support split/spanned archives. I will try Archiver. so far, I've not found any Mac utility that does split archives (without errors). For reliability, I've been forced to copy my files to my Bootcamp and use the Windows version of 7Zip.
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Mcr replied on 09 May 2011
Archiver (formerly RuckSack) doesn't support creating split volumes either. so, it seems my choices on Mac to create split volumes is sArchiver, which fails on large files, or BetterZip, which hasn't been updated in nearly 2 years, or continue to use Windows when I have to create very large split volumes.
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Nukefixer reviewed on 03 May 2011
Fantastic program
[Version 1.0.0393.0]


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Pirx reviewed on 30 Apr 2011
WinZip praises its encryption of archives. However, the encryption option is only available when choosing the "e-mail archive" function, which then opens Mail.App to send the encrypted archive.

No thought has been wasted, apparently, on the following:

- The user only wants to create an encrypted archive, he does not want to e-mail it.

- The user does not use Mail.app, but another e-mail client.

- Zipping from the context menu is desireable.

I strongly suggest to rectify the a.m. errors asap and to implement functionality similar to the Windows version.
[Version 1.0.0393.0]


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joe_exp rated on 06 May 2011

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License:Shareware
Date:17 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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