FilZip is a great freeware tool that can be used in order to create and uncompress archives. A good aspect of the tool is that the application is compatible with more than 15 different archive types, whether they are standard or self-extracting. As a regular user, you will probably never find yourself uncovered by the compatibility of FilZip.
The simple interface will firstly prompt you for a decision upon opening or creating an archive. From there, you just have to follow simple steps until you can see the output. Even if creation of an archive may seem difficult, if you are a beginner and stick to the normal settings you will be able to do one in no time.