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WinZip Latest to Launch Universal Windows App for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Platform


File extraction tool WinZip is now available across all devices in the form of a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.

WinZip has long been the go to file extraction tool for many users, simply because it is a more complete service compared to the Windows 10 File Explorer. The extraction software is perfect for opening uncompressed shared files and now WinZip is available in app form for Windows 10 users, and it's a Universal app too.

's growing Universal Windows Platform is slowly but surely seeing developer support, with major companies and known services developing UWP apps for the Windows 10 platform. WinZip is the latest, placing its own Universal Windows app into the , which means the application is available for PC, tablets, and mobile handsets.

The app is a free download from the Windows Store and also features a subscription service that costs $7.99 per year and takes advantage of the UWP by making accounts useable across all form factors. The key feature of WinZip is the sheer amount of compression file formats it supports, with 26 different formats available.

The full list of features:

Full support for the Windows 10 operating system, including PCs, tablets, and phones
Open .zip, RAR, 7z, .zipx plus 22 more formats, including .gz, .bz, .ISO, .CAB, .B64, .BHX, .BZ, .BZ2, .CAB, .HQX, .LHA and .LHZ, .MIM, .TAZ, .TBZ, .TBZ2 .TGZ, .TZ, .UU, .UUE, .XXE, and .Z

Save to .zip and .zipx formats and secure confidential files from prying eyes, whether they are sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, with WinZip Universal's military-grade encryption

Ask your assistant to zip/unzip files for you-WinZip Universal works with Cortana

Interact seamlessly with your DropBox, Drive, Box and OneDrive cloud services. Easily upload or download files, zip and encrypt before posting, and share links to files from your own email

Easily send large files by email by zipping your attachments first or by using the integrated ZipShare file delivery service

Securely share any type of file and rich content on , LinkedIn and Twitter using seamless integration with ZipShare

Deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other Windows 10 apps using the Windows ‘Share file with app' option from the WinZip ‘Share' button

Secure any files you send to mobile devices with WinZip's password protection

Experience super easy-to-use tab-style interface with touch-friendly features

Quickly see the content of very large zip files even those containing hundreds of files with the optimized user interface

Drag files from Explorer and drop them on WinZip Universal to quickly add them to a zip file

Does this pique your interest? If so, head over to the WinZip page on the Windows Store and download the app whether you are on PC/tablet or mobile.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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