YemuZip is an easy-to-use application for making zip files. Just drag, drop, name your zip file and you're done.
Mac OS X's built-in compress function makes zip files that contains Mac specific information that, when extracted on a PC, looks like garbage. YemuZip lets you choose between a PC-friendly format and a Mac format that preserve all the Mac-specific metadata.
YemuZip remembers your recently chosen destination folders. This allows you to easily output the zip file to your iCloud Drive or Dropbox, for example. YemuZip can also place the resulting zip file directly in an email.