Zip Viewer Preview on iOS 11

It has never been easier to open archives on your iPhone or iPad.

Main Features

  • Open zip file attachments from your emails
  • Open from Cloud Drives (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box, …)
  • Download from Safari
  • Push form other apps that offer a share/’open in’ feature.
  • Build-in file previewer which support file formats such as:

iWork documents – Microsoft Office documents (Office ‘97 and newer) – Rich Text Format (RTF) documents – PDF files – Images – Public text files – Movie files

  • Share your Files via email or  pass through to other apps
  • Print via AirPrint
  • Store your files on any cloud drives

How to migrate your Data to Zip Viewer Pro?

This Guide shows you how easy it is.

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  1. Udo Krüger 3 years ago

    Additional information to my last post:

    The same behaviour occurred when using the Gmail app or at an iPad 3 with iOS 8.4.1.

    Best regards

    • oliko 3 years ago

      You have to touch and hold (long touch) until the open in Dialog appears. Then choose zip viewer from the app list.

      • Udo Krüger 3 years ago

        Thank you for this hint. With some attachments it woks, with other not. Even when the list of apps appears, the Zip viewer is missing.

        Best regards

        • oliko 3 years ago

          If the extension is .zip, Zip Viewer should show up. The file must be PKZIP compliant. 7zip or similar formats are not supported.

  2. Udo Krüger 3 years ago


    I tried to open Zip files which are attached to an E-mail using the iOS mail app. I tapped on the attachment and a new window appears showing name and size of the Zip file. But nothing happened when tapping on the share symbol. The same behaviour occurred when using the Telekom mail app.

    iPhone 6
    iOS 8.4.1
    All apps updated

    Best regards

  3. MG 3 years ago

    I was able to open my “password protected” zip file from Google drive, which is great! The issue is that my zip file contains another “password protected” zip file and there was no way to open that up. Does this mean that this app only opens one level of zip and not multiple levels of zip files?

    • oliko 3 years ago

      You cannot open zip in zip yet. A workaround would be send the included zip via email to yourself and open it again in zip viewer. Will consider this in future updates.

      • MG 3 years ago

        I tried your workaround. I unzipped the parent zip file and saved the child zip file to google drive. Once the upload to google drive was complete, I tried to unzip the zip file and it failed with error : “Possibly not a zip file”!

        So either the parent password protected file’s unzip was errornous or some weird issue with the child file’s unzip. The second unzip didn’t even ask me for the password. Just threw the error.

        • oliko 3 years ago

          This error message appears in case the file was not detected as zip. The file must be PKZIP complient. An AES encrypted file does not work.

  4. Copper 3 years ago

    successful download of 2 zipped files of MP3 music. How can I move them to or access them from another app?

    • oliko 3 years ago

      touch on the file to start playing. Then in the lower left corner is the share button to send the file to other apps on your device.

  5. John B 3 years ago

    zipviewer does not show up when I tap and hold a zip file attachment in my email. I cannot figure out how to use it now. It used to work with no problem on my iPhone and iPad now neither works.

    • oliko 3 years ago

      Should work as before. Can’t figure this on my device. May be a reboot of your iPhone or reinstall the app will solve the issue.

  6. Dane Wayne 3 years ago

    ios 8.1

    Your app does not offer viewing of .mov files zipped from camera roll.

    When Zip file of two or more .mov files is opened in your app and the file is touched to view, all that happens is your app crashes.

    • oliko 3 years ago

      I did the same with two .mov files but could not reproduce the issue. I was using an iPhone 5 with iOS 8.3. (see screen cast)
      Have you considered an upgrade to the latest iOS version. Maybe that would solve.
      How big is the file size?

  7. João Lima 3 years ago

    Hi, congratulations for the great Work in this app! It is simple the best! Allow me to see photos inside zip files in fullscreen mode, without extracting then! Absolutelly perfect! The fullscreen is perfect,clean and fluid.
    The only concern is That there arent a system to tag the zip files or group then in folders… Ex: folder e-mail (zip from e-mail), folder A (Zips from site A), etc
    “This file i already saw, That one didnt”
    Maybe we wait for something like That in future updates?

    • oliko 3 years ago

      Thanks for your comment. Will consider this in a future update.

  8. Raymon de boden 3 years ago


  9. Adel 3 years ago

    i could not open zipped Rar file in my email, I do not if application is capable of doing so and how

    • oliko 3 years ago

      Unfortunately, rar file format is not supported. Only PKWARE compliant zip archives.

  10. Sam Habiel 4 years ago

    Herr Koehler,

    I am a user of the pro version of the zip viewer. Thank you for a good product. Many of the zips I open have embedded zips. I can’t recursively open them. Does the app provide such an ability; and, if not, is this feature planned in a future release?

    Thank you in advance.

    • oliko 4 years ago


      Thanks for using Zip Viewer Pro.

      Unfortunately, Zip in Zip is not supported yet, but I will put it on my feature list for a future release.

      Kind regards,

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