Winzip 3 Mac


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Key Details of WinZip Mac

  • Zip, unzip, share, protect files and streamline data storage with trusted enhanced compression
  • Last updated on 08/20/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Editors' Review

WinZip gives you the ability to compress any group of files quickly, and then burn them to a disk or email them directly from the app. Through its intuitive interface, WinZip makes these features accessible to users of all skill levels, and it runs quickly and smoothly.


WinZip is the world's leading zip utility for file compression, encryption, sharing, and backup. Save time and space, zip & unzip files quickly. Go beyond compression with. WinZip 1.0 for Mac OS X was released in November 2010. This version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' and Intel -based v10.5 'Leopard' Macs. citation needed WinZip Mac Edition 2 includes support for OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion'. On your Mac, do any of the following: Compress a file or folder: Control-click it or tap it using two fingers, then choose Compress from the shortcut menu. If you compress a single item, the compressed file has the name of the original item with extension. If you compress multiple items at once, the compressed file is called

Excellent interface: Even if you've never used a program like this before, you'll have no problem finding your way around in WinZip. The main screen lays out your options clearly, and to add files to an archive, you can just drag and drop them in. The archive is zipped automatically, and a little bar graph at the top shows you how much space the files take up zipped versus unzipped.

Open to or change to the Start menu screen. Begin typing Control Panel. Click on Control Panel when it displays. Click Uninstall a program beneath Programs. Note: If you are not using the Category view, open Programs and Features. Click the WinZip entry that is listed. Click Uninstall. Click Yes in the User Account Control dialog if it displays. WinZip Mac 3 integrates with the Mac OS X Quick Look tool, enabling you to browse the contents of a Zip file before it’s unzipped. With support for Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, and WAR formats, WinZip Mac lets you open any compressed file you receive, regardless of the platform it was created on.

Password protection: If you opt to ZIP and email all at once, you can also choose the Encrypt option and include password protection on one or all of your files. This is a handy addition, and a nice way to safeguard important documents and sensitive communications.


Not free: While you can use WinZip for free during the 45-day trial period, you will eventually have to purchase a license for $29.95 if you want to continue using it indefinitely.

Bottom Line

WinZip delivers exactly what it promises. It's not packed with features, but the features it does have are exactly the ones you're looking for in an app of this type. And since it's free to try for an extended period, there's no reason not to check it out to see if it will work for you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WinZip Mac 3.0

WinZip 17.0 Pro running in Windows 7 with a ribbon
Original author(s)WinZip International LLC
Developer(s)Corel Corporation
Initial releaseApril 3, 1991; 30 years ago
Stable release(s)
Windows26.0.14610[1] / 31 August 2021; 3 months ago
macOS9.0.5520[2] / May 2021; 7 months ago
iOS7.1[3] / 13 May 2021; 6 months ago
Android6.1.1[4] / 18 December 2020; 11 months ago
Operating systemWindows, macOS, iOS and Android
Size57.13 MB
Available in12 languages
English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Czech
TypeFile archiver
WinZip Computing Inc. logo

Winzip Mac 6.5

WinZip is a trialwarefile archiver and compressor for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. It is developed by WinZip Computing (formerly Nico Mak Computing), which is owned by Corel Corporation. The program can create archives in Zip file format, unpack some other archive file formats and it also has various tools for system integration.


  • Pack (create) ZIP and Zipx archive files.
  • Unpack BZ2, LHA, LZH, RAR, ZIP, Zipx, 7Z.
  • Decode B64, HQX, UUE files.
  • Configurable Microsoft Windows Shell integration
  • Direct write of archives to CD/DVD
  • Automation of backup jobs
  • Integrated FTP upload
  • Email archives
  • Support for ARC and ARJ archives if suitable external programs are installed.[5]


WinZip 1.0 was released in April 1991 as a Graphical User Interface (GUI) front-end for PKZIP.[6] Earlier in January 1991 Nico Mak Computing had released a GUI front-end for OS/2 Presentation Manager called PMZIP. It used the OS/2 versions of the PKWARE, Inc. PKZIP and PKUNZIP programs. Originally released on CompuServe, availability of WinZip expanded across major online services, including GEnie, Prodigy and other online services. In 1993, WinZip announced the launch of its official support for customers on the Windows Utility Forum, serving over 100,000 members, providing updates and related information. The freely downloadable WinZip soon found itself included in best-selling Windows computing titles as part of companion disks, including the all-time best-selling Windows 3.0 book, Windows Secrets, by Brian Livingston. By 1994, WinZip had become the official and required compression tool used by system operators on CompuServe for forum file libraries.

Starting from version 5.0 in 1993, the creators of WinZip incorporated compression code from the Info-ZIP project, thus eliminating the need for the PKZIP executable to be present.

From version 6.0 until version 9.0, registered users could download the newest versions of the software, enter their original registration information or install over the top of their existing registered version, and thereby obtain a free upgrade. This upgrade scheme was discontinued as of version 10.0.[7] WinZip is available in standard and professional versions. However, the shell in Windows ME and later versions of Microsoft Windows has the ability to open and create .zip files (titled 'compressed folders'), which reduces the need for extra compression software.

On May 2, 2006, WinZip Computing was acquired by Corel Corporation using the proceeds from its initial public offering.[8][9]

WinZip 1.0 for Mac OS X was released in November 2010. This version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' and Intel-based v10.5 'Leopard' Macs.[citation needed] WinZip Mac Edition 2 includes support for OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion'.

Supported .ZIP archive features[edit]

  • 128- and 256-bit key AESencryption[10] in addition to the less secure PKZIP 2.0 encryption method used in earlier versions. The AES implementation, using Brian Gladman's code, was FIPS-197 certified, on March 27, 2003.[11] However, Central Directory Encryption feature is not supported.[12]
  • Beginning with WinZip 9.0, ZIP64 archives are supported, eliminating both the maximum limit of 65,535 members for single archive and the 4-gigabyte size limit on either the archive and each member file.
  • Support of additional compression methods: bzip2 (9.0), PPMd (10.0), WavPack (11.0), LZMA (12.0), JPEG (12.0), Zipx (12.1), xz (18.0), MP3 (21.0).
  • Unicode support to ensure international characters are displayed for filenames in a Zip file. (WinZip prior to 11.2 does not support Unicode characters in filenames.[citation needed] Attempting to add these files to an archive results in the error message 'Warning: Could not open for reading: ...')

Release history[edit]


The ZIP file archive format (ZIP) was originally invented for MS-DOS in 1989 by Phil Katz.[13]

Seeing the need for an archive application with a Graphical User Interface, Nico Mak (then employed by Mansfield Software Group, Inc) developed the WinZip application for Microsoft Windows.


WinZip 1.0 was initial version for Windows.

Chart: WinZip Windows release timeline
Table: History of WinZip Windows releases[14][15][16]
VersionFile sizeReleasedSupport
PMZip 1.0 /OS267 KBJanuary 14, 1991Expired
WinZip 1.056 KBApril 3, 1991Expired
WinZip 2.078 KBJuly 30, 1991Expired
WinZip 3.1101 KBApril 6, 1992Expired
WinZip 3.1b108 KBSeptember 8, 1992Expired
WinZip 3.2116 KBOctober 3, 1992Expired
WinZip 4.0139 KBJanuary 16, 1993Expired
WinZip 4.0a151 KBMarch 17, 1993Expired
WinZip 4.0b151 KBApril 2, 1993Expired
WinZip 4.1133 KBJune 26, 1993Expired
WinZip 4.1a169 KBAugust 12, 1993Expired
WinZip 5.0189 KBNovember 8, 1993Expired
WinZip 5.0a194 KBJanuary 26, 1994Expired
WinZip 5.0b194 KBMarch 11, 1994Expired
WinZip 5.5a0.3 MBAugust 15, 1994Expired
WinZip 5.6287 KBJanuary 24, 1995Expired
WinZip 6.0313 KBAugust 14, 1995Expired
WinZip 6.0a0.4 MBDecember 4, 1995Expired
WinZip 6.1487 KBOctober 1, 1996Expired
WinZip 6.2563 KBOctober 18, 1996Expired
WinZip 6.3615 KB (16-bit)
0.7 MB (32-bit)
September 20, 1997Expired
WinZip 7.0922 KBOctober 5, 1998Expired
WinZip 8.01.20 MBApril 25, 2000Expired
WinZip 8.11.7 MB
1.8 MB (SR-1)
December 10, 2001Expired
WinZip 9.03.9 MBFebruary 24, 2004Expired
WinZip 9.0 SR12.3 MBDecember 2004Expired
WinZip 10.05.6 MBNovember 1, 2005Expired
WinZip 11.07.3 MBNovember 2006Expired
WinZip 11.18.9 MBApril 2007Expired
WinZip 11.213.0 MBApril 2008Expired
WinZip 12.013.9 MBSeptember 2008Expired
WinZip 12.113.0 MBMay 2009Expired
WinZip 14.013.7 MBOctober 2009
WinZip 14.513.8 MBApril 2010
WinZip 1518.6 MBNovember 2010
WinZip for Mac 1.08.6 MBNovember 2010
WinZip 15.516.1 MBApril 2011
WinZip 1621.1 MB (32-bit)
23.2 MB (64-bit)
October 2011
WinZip 16.521.1 MB (32-bit)
23.2 MB (64-bit)
April 2012
WinZip 1721.1 MB (32-bit)
23.2 MB (64-bit)
October 2012
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May 2013
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WinZip 1.0 for Mac OS X (November 16, 2010): Initial release is compatible with Intel Macs and can be run on v10.5 'Leopard.'[17]


The iOS version was first released on February 17, 2012.[18][8] The free English app is designed for iOS 4.2 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and is available on Apple's App Store.


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WinZip Android was first released on June 19, 2012.[19] The free English app is designed for Android operating system versions 2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.x (Honeycomb), 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher, it was initially available at Google Play.

See also[edit]

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  5. ^Table of file formats supported by WinZip, WinZip Computing Knowledge base
  6. ^Moran, John (May 4, 2000). 'WinZip: A Proven Winner'. Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut: Tribune Publishing. p. 47. Archived from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021 – via
  7. ^'Why is my registration code not working in WinZip 12?'. October 30, 2013.
  8. ^ ab'Corel Corporation Acquires WinZip Computing; World's Leading Aftermarket Compression Utility Joins Award-Winning Software Portfolio'. Archived from the original on March 12, 2007.
  9. ^'Corel to return to public life merged with WinZip'. Tech Monitor. April 4, 2006. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  10. ^'FIPS PUB 197: The Advanced Encryption Standard'(PDF).(272 KB), AES Encryption Information: Encryption Specification AE-1 and AE-2
  11. ^See Brian Gladman's AES code page and the official list of validated AES implementations
  12. ^No filename encryption in the .ZIP file format
  13. ^Computing Encyclopedia - Article about WinZip
  14. ^'Download WinZip for Windows'. Old Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  15. ^'Old Version of WinZip Download'. Archived from the original on April 21, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  16. ^'When does support end for WinZip applications? - WinZip Computing :: Knowledgebase'. October 16, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  17. ^WinZip Compression, Encryption and Email Attachment Optimization Coming to New Platforms - The World's Most Trusted Zip Utility Now Available for the Mac
  18. ^New Free WinZip® App for iPhone® and iPad® - Open and Browse Zipped Files on the Go
  19. ^'WinZip® Android App Now Available: WinZip Multi-platform Product Line Extends Mobile Support with Free Android App'. Corel Coroporation. June 19, 2012.

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