Looking for method to encrypt single files

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by mcsolas, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    2012Tony2012

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    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.:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ec9mGECPE8
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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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    phoenixsan

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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.....

    :):apple:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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    2012Tony2012

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    If it ain't free, why bother when there are free alternatives :D
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    phoenixsan

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    You can use....

    PGP desktop for free. Only in trial mode and with a license code you have to get from Symantec....:rolleyes:

    :):apple:
     

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