The file archiving technology that originally came in ZIP extension was founded in 1989 by PKWARE and is still widely being used today. The good thing about using archive is you get to compress multiple files into one and also reducing the file size. This will allow anyone to easily transfer multiple files by sending only 1 file and also saving both time and bandwidth since the file size is smaller after compression. Today there are other archive formats such as RAR, 7z, ACE, CAB, GZIP, TAR and etc but the archive format that is being used widely is still ZIP. Even Windows started to natively support opening and extracting ZIP files since XP without using a third party software.