All of us have files or information we don’t want to share with anyone. Not friends, not neighbors, not co-workers or family members, and certainly not with members of the U.S. government who think closed encryption should be able to be opened by authorities.
Unfortunately, that’s not how encryption works. If there is a key then the encryption is not safe because someone somewhere sometime will find the key. Personally, I’m convinced the encryption genie is not going back into the bottle; encryption toothpaste won’t go back into the tube. For better or worse, for good folks and bad folks, encryption is here to stay.
So, you have files you want to hide away, safe and sound, secure from everyone but you and your ability to remember a password? Get Encrypto. It’s a free Mac and Windows encryption app that is drop dead simply to use. If you can drag and drop. And remember the password.
That seems easy enough, right?
Drag and drop a file, files, or a folder of files onto Encrypto, name the encrypted file, add a password and store away wherever you choose. Encrypto uses military-grade AES 256-bit encryption that requires a password to open it. Lose the password and the file won’t open.
- Secure Any File with AES-256 Encryption – Encrypto takes any file or folder and adds AES-256 encryption to it. With encryption, you know your file is incredibly secure and that only the right person can access it.
- Create a Password Hint – Instead of relaying a password to the file recipient, you create a unique, embedded password hint that only they would be able to decipher.
- Send Files Securely – You can send encrypted files the way you usually do. No matter how you send your files, they’re protected.
- Save Them to Disk – Not only does Encrypto let you send encrypted files to others, but it also lets you save them to your hard drive. Select your files, put them through Encrypto, and they’re protected.
- Hide Original – If you’re really looking for security, why stop at encryption? Encrypto’s got seamless integration with Hider 2, which lets you hide your files and make them invisible to everyone — but yourself, of course.
- For Windows, and for Mac – Encrypto lets you share files with friends or coworkers no matter their OS. You use a Mac, your friend uses Windows — you both can encrypt and send files to each other with Encrypto.
Encrypto has a few good options built-in. One is an option to create a password hint that shows up when you send an encrypted file to someone. Files can be sent from your Mac to anyone via Mail, Messages, AirDrop to a nearby Mac, iPhone or iPad, even Dropbox or any other method that gets files from here to there.
Encrypto works with another Mac app called Hider which provides some out of sight, out of mind security through obscurity. Both Encrypto and Hider work on Mac and Windows so files can be exchanged with others.
Just remember the password. Hider also encrypts files and has password protection built into the app. Hider has a price tag. Encrypto does not.
I would like to know more about the encryption process, especially regarding the hash, back door exploit capabilities, etc. Otherwise, if you have files you don’t want to share, this is a good way to make them safe from prying eyes and point and click fingers.