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Open ZIP files on iOS with WinZip

WInZip, a popular Windows app, has come to iOS, allowing users to easily open ZIP files and view its contents on the go.

If you are a Windows user, or come from a Windows background, odds are you have heard of and used WinZip.

With the launch of WinZip for the iPhone and iPad, iOS users will now have an easy method for opening ZIP files on their iOS device. Whether those files come from the Web, or were sent as an e-mail attachment.

Once you have downloaded and installed WinZip on your iPhone or iPad, you may notice there is nothing to the app. Upon opening it, you are presented with a miniature tutorial and nothing else. Even after trying to read the screenshot tutorial, how you use the app may not be all that clear. Hopefully we can help.

If the ZIP file was e-mailed to you, the process to open it in WinZip is a matter of a few taps. The screenshots below begin after you have downloaded the attachment to your device, and tapped on it to open it.

    Screenshot by Jason Cipriani
  1. When you tap on the attachment to open it, you will be presented with a default method for opening it. If WinZip isn't listed there, tap on Open In.
  2. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani
  3. Select WinZip from the list of apps.
  4. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani
  5. You are then presented with the contents of the ZIP file.
Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

Opening a ZIP file from the Web is as simple as tapping on the link to the file, then selecting Open In WinZip or Open In and selecting WinZip from the menu as we just did opening the file in the Mail app.

WinZip for iOS is a great way to quickly unpackage and view the contents of a ZIP file while on the go. It's available for free in the App Store right now.

(Via: Addictive Tips)