Zip Foundation VS ZipZap

Compare Zip Foundation vs ZipZap and see what are their differences.

Zip Foundation

Effortless ZIP Handling in Swift (by weichsel)


zip file I/O library for iOS, macOS and tvOS (by pixelglow)
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Zip Foundation ZipZap
2 2
1,843 1,202
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7.8 0.0
3 days ago 9 months ago
Swift Objective-C
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Zip Foundation

Posts with mentions or reviews of Zip Foundation. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ZipZap. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-21.
  • Awesome macOS Libraries List
    76 projects | | 21 Jan 2022
    ZipZap - zip file I/O library. Language: Objective-C.
  • Python – Create large ZIP archives without memory inflation
    3 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    Streaming zip file is going to have issues when compression ratio is not 0 for some implementations (such as ZipFileStream from Java / Android). I fixed this a few years ago for ZipZap:

    Particularly, the local header (per file) is written before the file content, and you cannot get accurate compressed size prior to actual compression. Central file header is at the end of the file, so there is no problem to get accurate compressed size, but some zip reader implementations (such as ZipFileStream) cannot use central file header (because it is at the end), and will use the wrong compressed size.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Zip Foundation and ZipZap you can also consider the following projects:

Zip - Swift framework for zipping and unzipping files.

ZipArchive - ZipArchive is a simple utility class for zipping and unzipping files on iOS, macOS and tvOS.

DTTableViewManager - Protocol-oriented UITableView management, powered by generics and associated types.

DTCollectionViewManager - Protocol-oriented UICollectionView management, powered by generics and associated types.

FileKit - Simple and expressive file management in Swift

KZFileWatchers - A micro-framework for observing file changes, both local and remote. Helpful in building developer tools.

cakephp-swagger-bake - Automatically generate OpenAPI, Swagger, and Redoc documentation from your existing CakePHP code.

AMSMB2 - Swift framework to connect SMB2/3 shares

FileExplorer - FileExplorer is a powerful iOS file browser that allows its users to choose and remove files and/or directories