Google Docs now supports ZIP, RAR

Google announced new features for a number of their services yesterday, and this was one that fell through the cracks. That’s a pity; I thought it was the most important.

You can now open ZIP and RAR and gDocs will treat them like a folder. It’s not much news but I’m thrilled. I needed the feature.

If you read the announcement, it talks about how Google Docs  is so wonderful now that you can read ZIP and RAR. TBH, I never really used Google Docs aside from viewing email attachments, which I almost always opened in gDocs. It might seem a little silly to be excited about this, but the lack of ZIP and RAR was a pain. I’d largely stopped using archives as email attachments. Downloading them just to open and look at a file took too long.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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