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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Looking for method to encrypt single files

I used to use an app called Axcrypt on windows. I am looking for a new workflow that allows you to quickly encrypt the file, ideally by right clicking it and having a choice to do that from the menu.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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I used to use an app called Axcrypt on windows. I am looking for a new workflow that allows you to quickly encrypt the file, ideally by right clicking it and having a choice to do that from the menu.
I was using Axcrypt on Windows too, but I have failed to find anything similar on Mac, so I now use an encrypted disk image on Mac and drag files into the encrypted drive instead, works well.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Interesting. I want to encrypt one file per folder. which works good but having it all in one place could be functional, although there is quite a few folders to go through. I will post if I find anything.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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yea mac doesnt have much for that. so i had to make an encrypted disc then chage the icon to a folder as well. sucks
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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PGP desktop for Mac.....

can let do you exactly that: Encript a file with a click. Also permanently delete files. But you have to find what version works for you, configure it and use it in trial mode.....

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:49 PM   #6
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can let do you exactly that: Encript a file with a click. Also permanently delete files. But you have to find what version works for you, configure it and use it in trial mode.....

Look promising although I can't figure out how much it would cost to register. Symantec wanted me to buy it from some partner..
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can let do you exactly that: Encript a file with a click. Also permanently delete files. But you have to find what version works for you, configure it and use it in trial mode.....

If it ain't free, why bother when there are free alternatives
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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Been searching around and came across MySafe - http://mysafe.co/

Anyone heard of this one? Going to try it out I think, it looks promising.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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Do not know much about it...never used it...though it is from the same company that makes 1Password so I would take a look here https://agilebits.com/knox
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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This was recently suggested to me in another thread, it looks very interesting and is the first free solution that I have seen that seems to be cross platform. www.truecrypt.org

I ended up learning how to make an encrypted drive using disk utility for the time being.
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PGP desktop for free. Only in trial mode and with a license code you have to get from Symantec....

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