Zip files are "bundles" -- a bunch of files that have been bundled together (zipped together) for easier storage and faster downloading.

Windows users:

To open a zip file, you need a special utility (program) -- they don't just open on their own. Problem is, a lot of zip file programs are CONFUSING! But there is one program that is really, REALLY easy to use: JustZipIt. Even better, it's FREE and it's really fast. All you have to do is download the program and it AUTOMATICALLY opens all your zip files for you.

  • Download JustZipIt

MAc users:

If you have OS X, you already have built-in capability to handle zip files. Just double-click on the file, and it will automatically unzip. Or, if you want to have more control, right-click on the file, and choose "Stuffit Expander."

If you like more bells and whistles in a zip utility, and you feel like spending money, you can download another Mac zip utility called BetterZip. It costs US$19, and has a lot of features and is easy to use.

  • Download BetterZip.