As long as you want to operate with compressed files, you will need a tool that provides you this support. As Windows only offers native support for ZIP files, you will need something else and Simplyzip is a great solution. The tool has a small size but great capabilities of archiving and also uncompressing files.
The software supports a fairly large amount of file types so you will not need a replacement for it anytime soom, as every popular archive type is compatible with Simplyzip. The many features and settings that can be used in Simplyzip are integrated within a simple interface.