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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 is easy to use and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

zipcreator screenshot running on Windows

Download zipcreator

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.
Download user guide 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.