WinZip Computing, a Corel company, today introduced WinZip® Mac Edition 2, bringing the power of the world’s number one zip utility to Mac OS X Lion and the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Designed specifically for Mac users, WinZip Mac Edition 2 makes it simple to zip and unzip files instantly, protect confidential information and send large files easily. New features help you work more efficiently, including the ability to zip and unzip from the Finder as well as ‘In Place Editing’ that enables you to open and edit documents within a Zip file without unzipping.
Zip files are the most popular way to package, secure, store and deliver sets of files and folders, regardless of your operating system. Zipping helps to reduce upload/download times and enables files to be sent as compressed email attachments that won’t bounce. WinZip Mac Edition 2 offers the convenient ‘Zip and Email’ feature that lets you create and send Zip files directly from the WinZip window without opening your email. Large images are automatically resized and compressed for easy sending. When it’s time to back up photos and projects, ‘Zip and Burn’ makes it easy to fit more onto a CD or DVD in just one click.
When sending a Zip file to others, confidential documents can be kept secure with powerful 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. Add passwords to files and email attachments as they’re zipped and even choose to apply a password to a specific file within a Zip file.
Designed specifically for the Mac, WinZip Mac Edition 2 integrates into the Mac OS X Quick Look tool, enabling you to browse the contents of a Zip file before it is unzipped. With support for Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR, and WAR formats, WinZip makes it easy to open any compressed file you receive, regardless of the platform it was created on.
“WinZip Mac Edition 2 takes advantage of the unique features of the Mac OS and builds on the success of our iOS app that’s already been downloaded by more than a million iPhone and iPad users,” said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip. “As WinZip expands to all of today’s most popular platforms and devices, new customers are discovering the power and simplicity of using the world’s number one zip utility to compress, secure and share files.”
Designed to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher including Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) and the upcoming Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8), WinZip Mac Edition 2 is available now in English for £24.99 (excluding VAT) from http://www.winzip.com/mac.
iPhone and iPad users can get WinZip for iOS for free from the Apple Appstore at http://bit.ly/WinZipforiOS