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by Tom Nelson

WinZip has long been a popular compression and expansion app for Windows users. The software was first released in 1991 as a graphical interface to PKZIP, and quickly became one of the most often-used compression utilities in the Windows world.

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WinZip Mac Edition brings many of the features that made WinZip so popular on PCs to the Mac environment. The Mac edition is more than just a port from the Windows counterpart; while it retains many WinZip features, it does so with a distinct Mac flare.

In addition to zipping and unzipping files, WinZip Mac Edition 2 also offers zip file encryption, support for Quick Look, and the ability to view and work on files contained within a zip archive without decompressing the file first, something the folks at WinZip call In-Place Editing. That in itself can save a great deal of time when you don’t quite remember which files you compressed last year to save some drive space.

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