How to manage ZIP files on Android

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The open source nature of Android has made the mobile operating system grow beyond bounds to become the most used widely mobile OS. The ability to perform most hardcore functions from your mobile instead of running to a PC has pushed the ubiquity of Android.

Many times as we browse and do stuff online, we come across zip files. Natively, Android doesn’t support zip or rar files, but with the help of apps you can access, manage, and properly handle zip files. Basically you can start with a file manager app like ES File Explorer. With which you can open zip/rar files, and extract files.

ZIP file

If you want to do more advanced stuff like you would on a PC, then go download AndroZip from Google Play Store. With AndroZip File Manager you do lots of things like:

  • Copy, delete, move, unzip/unpack and compress encrypted ZIP files.
  • Search, and organize your files, music, pictures, and folders.
  • Added support of ZIP, encrypted ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP and BZIP2.
  • Full support for decompression of encrypted ZIP files (Standard, AES-128 and AES 256 bit), compatible with WinRaR and other PC archivers as well as compression of encrypted ZIP files, etc.

There you have it.

Download ES File Explorer HERE.

Download AndroZip HERE.

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