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Winzip brings Zip compression to iOS

WinZip for iOS ($5) is a new app that enables iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to compress and open files and photos in standard zip format, as well to as encrypt files. A free version is a read-only app that allows iOS users to open and view inside of zipped files.

WinZip for iOS enables users to compress and then share photos Zip files to Facebook and Twitter, or send them via email. The software creates a My Documents folder on the device, where you can open and save email attachments. WinZip of iOS enables you to browse your Photo Album and select one or more photos, zip and share photo collections.

WinZip for iOS supports several compression formats: it can compress in .zip or .zipx, and unzip .zip, .zipx, .rar and .7z with just a tap. It also enables users to view Microsoft Office and other formats, including doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pages, .numbers, .key, .rtf, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .tif, and more. You can also encrypt files using 128- or 256-bit AES encryption.

WinZip has been offered compression applications for Mac OS X, Windows, and other platforms for many years.

WinZip for iPad