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An Unzipping Shortcut for iOS

Dr. Drang:

Apple provides the product images as zipped archives, so when I clicked on the link in the press release, I was confronted with this “what do I do?” screen in Safari.

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I went to the Shortcuts Gallery and searched on “zip,” “unzip,” and “archive.” There was a shortcut for zipping up a bunch of files and putting them into an email message, but nothing for unzipping and saving. I also couldn’t find anything by Googling. So I made my own.

As you can see, there’s not much to it. You can make it yourself or download it.

The Shortcuts app has a built-in “Extract Archive” action, but this capability is missing from the Files app, even though most third-party file manager apps have supported it for a long time. And one could argue that Safari should just view ZIP archives directly.

1 Comment

The Files app is more than a bit embarrassing. Especially now with the new iPad Pro. I have to imagine a significant rewrite is coming but wasn't ready for the iPad Pro release.

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