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Cross-platform zip utility

This is a free zip tool for preparing zip files and extracting their contents. Use zipcreator to explore zip archives, backup your work, documents and pictures or collate multiple files and folders for emailing.

The application uses Java technology and works with all modern Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

zipcreator screenshot running on Windows

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Download zipcreator
zipcreator.jar (206KB)
zipcreator requires a Java Runtime Environment (1.3 or higher).

For all platforms, the latest Java Runtime Environment is available from

For Mac OS X versions 10.6 and earlier: You can use zipcreator with the Java Runtime Environment distributed with your operating system. A more recent Java Runtime Environment may be available from the Software Update function in the Apple menu.

After downloading zipcreator, double-click the zipcreator.jar file to start the application.
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zipcreator user guide.pdf (203KB)
The user guide requires a PDF viewer. Alternatively, read it online using the links to the right. The latter is more up-to-date.

Comments on the web

PC & Tech Authority

"What if you spend a lot of time putting together zip archives and want something a little more user-friendly? One such tool is the Java-based zipcreator..."

"Verdict: A simple and capable tool that makes the creation and updating of zip archives much easier than relying on your computer's built-in tools."

Oracle Technology Network

"A great looking cross-platform (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux) zip utility that's free! I gave zipcreator a brief trial run and found it to be fast and easy to use."

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