WinZip launches Universal app for Windows 10 PCs and phones, including Cortana support

Vine isn't the only app to go Universal on Windows 10 today. WinZip, the popular file sharing and management application, has also announced the launch of its new app for Windows 10, built on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

WinZip Universal is available today not just for Windows 10 PCs and tablets, but also for Windows 10 Mobile phones. Notably, the new UWP app features Cortana support, allowing users to simply ask the digital assistant to zip/unzip files. It also connects with cloud accounts such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft's OneDrive.

Bill Richard, vice-president of development at WinZip, said today:

WinZip started out as Windows users' first choice for encryption and compression and now we've become the central hub for all your file management and sharing needs. Whether we're supporting direct integration with OneDrive and Office 365 or building new file sharing platforms using Azure, we're always looking for new ways to take advantage of the latest Windows technologies to help us drive WinZip product innovation and an amazing experience for our users.

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WinZip Universal can be downloaded now from the Windows Store as a free trial, after which a one-year subscription will be required.

WinZip also announced the launch of its latest Windows desktop application, version 20.5, which it says "delivers more robust file management, a smoother sharing workflow, support for more social platforms, added security features, and more."

The company added that the desktop application is "designed for Windows 10 [and] delivers dynamic and full-featured experiences on 2-in-1 devices including the Microsoft Surface."

WinZip 20.5 is available from the company's website as a free trial, or as a free update for registered users of WinZip 20, WinZip 20 Pro and WinZip 20 Enterprise.

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