Compressing documents in ZIP files is something that is very common as it makes it much easier to transport them, to such an extent that the vast majority of modern operating systems offer the possibility to expand these files without any problem. But if what you want to do is create this kind of document, one of the best free programs available is Hamster Free ZIP Archiver.
Great alternative to WinRAR
This program offers a compression and extraction speed that is much higher than that offered by WinZip or 7-Zip. It allows the creation of both .zip as well as .7z files, with the possibility to choose if the resulting file will be protected by means of a password if you want to divide it into smaller parts and even to decide the compression level.
Furthermore, Hamster Free ZIP Archiver is compatible with the vast majority of compression formats that currently exist, among which it's worth highlighting the possibility to be able to open and extract RAR, ARJ, GZ, TAR, ISO and ARC files.
Therefore, if you want a compressor compatible with multiple formats that has the added benefit of taking full advantage of the power offered by multi-core processors, you have to download and install Hamster Free ZIP Archiver.