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WinZip Now Available in Google Play

WinZip, the big name in zip utilities, has just released their first Android app.

It’s definitely a work in progress, and in fact the app cannot create archives. Currently the app can can open ZIP archives. It also has a built in viewer for a numbr of common formats, including images, most text files, and even some Office document formats (DOC, PPT, PDF). The list of complete format support is at the end of the post.

This app is getting a fair amount of attention on the various Android blogs, though I’m not sure why. There are any number of other Android apps which fill  the same need. What’s more, the developers of WinZip have already said that this is just a 1.0 app; they plan to improve it over time.

This is an impressive app on PCs, but the Android app is hardly worth a mention. I don’t think it’s worth downloading – not until it supports creating ZIP archives, anyway.

Supported Formats

• 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)
• Apk files (.apk)
WinZip for Android works with 3rd-party apps to open:
• Word documents (.doc, .docx)
• Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)
• PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)
• PDF files (.pdf)

 

 

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