Within the world of file compression, WinZip is a classic in this computer world for decades. In fact it is one of the first that appeared in the PC world in the early 90's, so you can expect that much experience is reflected in its performance and ease of use.

Despite that, they have taken several years for WinZip has its official iPhone version just launched a few days ago. This is certainly good news for Apple's Smartphone users who want to make it easier to compress and decompress files, which is welcome because this type of work on an iPhone is not particularly easy. In fact you will see that the application is fairly well integrated into the system.

To install WinZip on your iPhone you can go directly to the App Store to download from there or search directly from your iPhone application looking 'WinZip'. This is a free application so you will not have to pay anything.

Once you've installed the app on your iPhone you will see displayed the typical shortcut icon, however, this icon does absolutely nothing to indicate that Winzip is installed and would start a couple of pages with help.

From here, you can decompress any. Zip file you find on a website, in an attachment to an e-mail, etc. To do this, just the icon displayed on screen. Zip file you want to decompress. For example, in the case concerned an attachment in an email message, the icon will usually appear on the top of the message once you have opened. In the same way you usually find icons or direct links to the zip file in question when you browse a Web page.

Once you have located the icon of the zip you just have to do a 'tap' on the icon on the touch screen of your iPhone to launch a button with the option 'Open with WinZip'. After opening the file is decompressed and sees on screen icons of the uncompressed files, depending on what type of files you can open them directly involved in your iPhone or perform the function you want.

As a small disadvantage, Winzip iPhone does not accept any type of compressed file in the zip, but the number of extensions that it recognizes is sufficiently high that rarely find a file that cannot decompress:. Txt,. Doc,. Docx ,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt,. pptx,. rtf,. pdf,. key,. numbers,. pages,. htm,. htm,. jsp,. bmp,. jpg,. jpeg,. tif,. tiff,. png and. gif.