I’ve been using DropZip (no link for you) for all my, um, zipping for as long as I can remember – no more!
Packaging up Tasks Pro™ at 1.4mb zipped was taking 2-3 minutes per archive – it was driving me nuts! On top of that, I was getting reports from WinZip users that they couldn’t expand single zipped files (like the language files).
Zippist is by Tagaya, Yoichi; the author of R-Name (another utility I dearly love). Wonderful work sir, thank you very much.