CuteZIP is a compression tool that offers an easy to use interface and support for the commonly-used formats on the market.
This application comprises almost everything you can find in today's comprehensive compression utilities, including shell integration, multiple compression levels and file associations.
If you get past the Context Menu entries and you access the program's GUI, you shall discover a clean and well thought out interface that lets you see the content of any archive. What's more, the app displays information on every item, including name, date, time and size.
File extraction is as easy as it could get thanks to the buttons at the top of the main window, but this of course can be performed with the help of the aforementioned Context Menu entries too.
CuteZIP can work with plenty of popular formats, including ZIP, CAB, TAR, TGZ and PAK, as well as RAR and ACE. You are allowed to fully configure extract, folder and compress options, so you are highly recommended to have a look in the configuration screen too.
Just as expected, the application also comprises password protection and encryption options and uses a tabbed GUI to provide access to multiple archives at the same time.
CuteZIP runs like a charm on all Windows versions and although it's been a while since it received the last update, it offers excellent compression speed.
To sum up all of the above, CuteZIP is one of the top compression tools on the market, offering almost the same goodies as the big guys out there. It also comprises a help section, so users looking for more information can get it in a second.