WinZip 6 for Mac

Surely that’s “MacZip” then?

Mac|Life - - NEWS - J.R. Book­wal­ter

$29.95 From Corel, corel.com Needs OS X 10.8 or later Mac com­pres­sion util­i­ties aren’t sexy — if they re­duce file sizes and use less band­width, it’s a job well done. Corel brings some of the siz­zle back in WinZip 6 for Mac, which now man­ages files as well as com­pact­ing them.

This is done from a new Files pane on the app’s left-hand side, where you browse mounted vol­umes, cloud stor­age ac­counts, and the last five archives ac­cessed. Rather than drag­ging and drop­ping from Fin­der or us­ing the Ac­tion menu, ev­ery­thing hap­pens in­side WinZip’s win­dow, with the pane ex­pand­ing into split-screen view along­side the cur­rent archive while brows­ing.

WinZip isn’t quite a full-fledged file man­ager — you can’t view two vol­umes side-by-side, for ex­am­ple — but the im­prove­ment will be wel­come if you work with Zip, GZip, LZMA2, BZip, and other archive for­mats. Con­tex­tual menus pro­vide a con­ve­nient peek with­out open­ing files, and you can delete and re­name files from within the app. There’s also en­hanced sup­port for Zipx.

The bot­tom line. More con­ve­nient than ever, but no up­grade pric­ing.

WinZip Mac 6

Con­ve­nient new Files pane One-click ac­cess to lo­cal and cloud vol­umes Zipx sup­port No up­grade pric­ing

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