Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 1725
ZipZag is a compression tool that claims to be able to read and write over 130 types of archive file format; from common ones such as Zip, Rar and Rpm to many other more obscure types of file.
It's true that you probably won't ever come across files in many of these formats, but it's useful to have the option just in case.
Self-extracting archives can be created - these can be read without needing a compression tool.
Files can be compressed either via the drag and drop method, or the Windows context menu. Whichever you choose, it couldn't be easier.
An interesting feature is the ability to wipe a file permanently - it cannot be recovered.