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Hider 2: Encrypt and Password Protect Files

By MacPaw Inc.

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Put out of sight your confidential information from third parties or other unwanted eyes. Encrypt, hide and password protect your data with Hider 2! Redesigned for and completely compatible with OS X Yosemite!

“...if you don't want to mess with encrypting and hiding files on your own, Hider 2 is one of the easiest options.” - Lifehacker

“There’s no denying that Hider’s simplicity makes the process of hiding and encrypting files pleasantly easy.” - Macstories

“It’s a great little tool for anyone looking for a digital hidey-hole, and the encryption is a nice bonus.” - Macworld

The Mac Observers Editors' Choice Award 2014.

Instantly encrypt and hide any file or folder by dragging them to Hider 2 — it’s that simple! Our user-friendly application makes sure all of your personal files and folders will be encrypted, hidden and protected by password.

It’s incredibly secure.
• Each file you hide is AES-256 encrypted.
• Keeps your data locked up and password protected.
• Hide data on an external drive for an extra layer of security.

Stay organized.
• Create custom file groups to keep your data categorized.
• Finder tags are imported into the app to make organization simple.
• Hide and encrypt entire folders instead of selecting tons of individual files.
• Write down confidential data into an encrypted, in-app Secure Note.

Accessible to you (and only you).
• Your files will be hidden from Finder or Spotlight.
• Access recently hidden items directly from your menu bar.
• Do a full app search among all your hidden files within the app.
• Instantly lock the app or hide of all your files with global shortcut keys.

Download Hider 2 now and never again worry about your private data going public.

What's New in Version 2.2.2

- Fixed issues with vaults on external drives
- Performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

Poorest customer support I have EVER had

Earlier this year I purchased Hider2, and I LOVED it. Until May when my vaults suddenly disappeared. I mean completely gone.

So I went to the Macpaw web site and sent them a support email. Heard nothing back, I sent then a second one and got a big apologetic email — so sorry we didn’t get back to you, blah, blah stuff. I wasn’t really concerned because Macpaw is in Europe and I’m in the middle of the US -- big time difference. So, they sent me a zip file that I was supposed to run and then email the results back. So I did.

Heard nothing for weeks. I emailed again and again got the so sorry routine. They asked me to resend the zip results. I did, and I also asked them to email me when they got it. Heard nothing for weeks.

I composed a more sharply worded message about the situation and was told to run a terminal script, take a screen shot of the results and put it in a public Dropbox. I did. So it is now weeks later and I AGAIN still have heard nothing from these people.

I really hate writing this. I also use CleanMyMac and Gemini which are great applications. If only they could do as well with their support. I mean, just tell me you have no idea what's going on with Hider and I'll try to deal with it. But to just leave a customer hanging is inexcusable.

Good, but not very good customer support

Hide r 2 is a perfect option for those looking to encrypt files. It uses an AES-256 bit encryption key and securely deletes the file of your hard drive when you put it in the vault. Then it writes the encrypted one to disk. Anyway, it works great. But their customer support is from any other country besides those who speak english as their primary language, so don’t expect to understand them well.

Dont go there

Hider2 worked perfectly until it lost all my files. All my files! I’ve been attempting to sort out my situation with thier "customer support” for weeks now and I still don’t have a solution from them. I go days without hearing anything. I’ve lost pictures and data I simply can’t replace. It seems others have faced similar situations with this thing. Just don’t risk it!

Hider 2: Encrypt and Password Protect Files
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.2
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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