AESCrypt for iOS decrypts/previews files encrypted and saved in the cloud (Dropbox, Drive, Evernote, Email, etc). The files must be previously encrypted using the free encryption software at AESCrypt.com.
An in-app purchase/upgrade allows you to encrypt files/documents from other apps or pictures taken with the camera securely from inside AESCrypt for iOS. You can then share these encrypted files with your favorite cloud app.
AESCrypt.com is a free file encryption software available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files.
AESCrypt is the perfect solution for those who wish to backup information and store that data in a cloud-based storage service or any place where sensitive files might be accessible by someone else.
Free Features (Decryption):
-Adds AESCrypt as an "Open In..." option for .aes files thus letting AESCrypt decrypt any file previously encrypted and saved in other cloud storage apps such as Dropbox, Email, Drive, Evernote etc.
-Saves your decrypted files in the app for previewing or exporting to other apps.
-Allows you to rename or quickly swipe to delete your decrypted files.
-Performs DoD 5220.22-M Data Wipe on file data before deleting files.
-Previews decrypted files of most major file types (PDF, DOCX, XLSX, JPG, PNG, TXT, etc).
-Displays the decryption date, file size and original source of each decrypted file.
-Touch ID to keep your files in the app safe.
In-App Upgrade Features (Encryption):
-Allows you to encrypt files right on your iOS device and store theses encrypted files in the application's file area for later export.
-Lets you use the camera to take a photograph and save/encrypt the picture all from inside this app.
-Adds AESCrypt as an "Open In..." option for all file types thus letting AESCrypt encrypt any file you send to it from other applications such as Pages, Numbers or Keynote.
-Gives you the ability to export encrypted files and encrypted pictures to other cloud storage apps you have installed.
-This app decrypts files already encrypted and saved in another app. Encrypting files can be done via an in-app purchase/upgrade.
-This app will only decrypt files encrypted with the free software at AESCrypt.com. It will not decrypt any other file type.
-To discuss desired future features/ideas or request help, goto the 'Discussion Forum' at AESCrypt.com.
-Fixed bug ocassionally when encrypted file is sent to the app from another app, the decryption password popup would not always be shown on the first attempt.
-Added the file name being encrypted or decrypted to the password prompt popup window. This is useful when a file is sent in from another app because it makes it clear for which file you are entering the password.
Ratings and Reviews
Good security, not convenient to use
What do you do if you have, say, five encrypted documents to modify ?
You import every single one of them into AESCrypt, type the password, export to the editor app, make changes, import back to AESCrypt, delete from the editor app, type the password twice, export to your cloud storage, delete from AESCrypt. For every single document.
If you only need to view them, say you're trying to find a particular note saved in one of your monthly statements, that's easier. Export the document to AESCrypt, type the password, for every single one of them. If you're using a strong password >10 random characters, it becomes a real fun after a while. And don't forget to erase the docs from the app once you're done.
Now, all of this could be made much easier by typing a password once per session, and using TouchID to apply it. Until then, it's only really useful for emailing an odd file or two. Oh, and your recipient better have administrator rights on his computer since there's no portable Windows version.
A great concept but hindered by the interface design choices
Great app for encryption
This is well worth it if you ever need to send documents securely over the web.
With iOS 11, would it be possible to include a batch encryption feature? I would like to take serveral little documents and encypt them all together. Thanks.
Also, I see no way to send comments or requests through your web site. When you get there, it doesn’t even seem like it’s your web site!
A Great Way to Secure Files
I started using this app after using another one that performed similar functions but was being converted to a subscription service. This app works even better, is very simple to use, is well supported by its developer, and its basic form, which is free, handles my needs.
- Island Time Innovations LLC
- 2.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014-2016 Island Time Innovations
- In-App Purchases
- AESCrypt Full Version with All Features $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.