Encrypto is a free file encryption software that also brings password protection. So it ensures double security by encrypting and password protecting your data. It lets you bulk encrypt files or folders and add desired password before starting the encryption.
When you have to send confidential or personal information via email or using some file sharing software or service, it is good to first encrypt your data and then send it to recipient. Even if your file is hacked somehow in between the transfer process (considering the worst case scenario), chances to decrypt and get the original file will be negligible.
In screenshot below, you can see the interface and beautiful animation used by this software to show you the encryption process.
Why Choose This Free File Encryption Software?
It’s true that hundreds of software to encrypt files are already available over the web, then what’s so special in this software. Well, there are two strong features that might give you reason to use this software. One is that your files are protected using one of the reliable encryption methods, AES-256, which is also preferred by banks and governments. Other good feature is that this software is also available for Mac. So you and your friends can share and decrypt files without worrying about platforms. And many other features, like beautiful interface, ease of use, and password protection also make it a worthy file encryption software. Now lets see how this software works.
How To Use This Free File Encryption Software?
You and your friends need to download this software and install it on your PCs or Macs, whatever the platform you have. You can use the download link available at the end of this review. After installing this software, you need to follow these easy steps to encrypt your file, send it to recipient, and decrypt:
Step 1: Add multiple folders or files on its interface that you want to decrypt. You can also drag n drop files on its interface.
Step 2: Insert a password and try to make it as strong as you can. In addition to this, you can also add password hint (optional) that will help your friends to remember the exact password shared by you with them.
Step 3: Tap on Encrypt button. It will start processing your files/folders. Encryption process may take time depending on the size of files.
Step 4: When your files are encrypted, you can use Save as button to store the encrypted file to desired location.
Step 5: Now you can use your email account or large file sharing service (if data is too big) to send the encrypted file. Your friends can decrypt the file by adding that file to the interface of Encrypto and entering the correct password.
Note: Mac version of this software supports feature to share file directly using its interface, but Windows version doesn’t. So Windows users need to share file using the other resources.
Now a days, people remain extra conscious and alerted for their data, and therefore, most of us know the importance of encryption especially when we have to share some private data. Therefore, Encrypto can be used as a medium to share files securely.