[FREE / Open Source] ZipFile - Read ZIP contents without extracting

📦 ZipFile Extension

to read files in the archive without needing to extract.

This is a Java ZipFile implementation for the App Inventor. Since it doesn’t use an external library, it has fewer options. But I thought it still can be useful for someone.

The minimum required API version for this extension is 1.

Required permissions: android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

Note that this extension is for reading archives from storage instead of an asset. Because I built it in a hurry. :sweat_smile:


  • Password-protected archives are not supported as this extension uses Java’s inbuilt Zip library.
  • This extension works asynchronously.

I’m not sure if this extension will receive updates regularly as I’m mostly working on my other extension.

🧩 Blocks

📂 Download

Version 1
com.yusufcihan.Zip.aix (13.6 KB) (v1)

Looking for old releases and changelog? Check it from here.


You can report bugs, download old releases, contribute the code, and do more from the repository! The code is licensed with MIT license, as said in the LICENSE file.

You can post in topic for help, a question about this extension, or PM me anything about you want to talk!

- Yusuf Cihan


Great extension @yusufcihan :heart_eyes: :ok_hand:


Another great job !!! Thank you so much for sharing it !!! :clap:

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Great Extension :heart_eyes:

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Nice work :space_invader::love_you_gesture:

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Great Extension :smile:

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Just another great extension :slight_smile: