Text encryptor for Mac?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys,
    I need a free text encryptor for Mac. Do you guys know any?
     
  2. gmanterry macrumors regular

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    There is a program on your Mac that will do it.

    Disk Utility will encrypt/decrypt folders. Take your text file and put in into a folder and launch Disk Utility. Select, Disk from Folder under File > New > Disk from Folder. You will be offered a couple of options. It will turn your Folder/file into an encrypted Disk Image.


    Terry
     
  3. kurutsu macrumors newbie

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    Try Truecrypt

    Truecrypt is open-source and is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.
     
  4. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hello, I know that already but if I use it on and off like every day will it corrupt somehow?

    I'm using it right now but I don't know if it is stable.

    Kurutsu: I checked Truecrypt, seems really complicated, and no, I do not need to hide partitions. I only have a Windows and Mac partition.
     
  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    If your needs are really simple, the Keychain Access app (Applications-->Utilities) has a secure notes function. Notetaking apps like Yojimbo and VoodooPad have encryption mechanisms as well.
     
  6. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well the keychain thing won't work since I will upload it to a FTP as a backup and need the information encrypted.
     
  7. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that it may help you but it's worth mentioning it.

    Check Hide Folder. It's a very easy to use app that can hide a folder. To unhide it, you need to run the app and then give the correct password.
     
  8. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Since you will be uploading stuff online... perhaps an encrypted disk image via Disk Utility would be the best container.
     
  9. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok is it good and safe to do that? Is there a chance of the disk failure to mount?
     

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