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Encryption Buddy


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Encryption Buddy encrypts and password protects your files - it can password protect ANY type of file - this means you can password protect your photos, images, PDF files, Documents, Excel files, Word Files, pictures, etc. The developers of Encryption Buddy have focused long and hard on creating a clean and easy user experience - simply drag and drop the file(s) you want to encrypt into the window, supply a password (and optional hint), and you're done! When you want to decrypt your files, the process is just as easy. Drag the files to decrypt into the decryption window. Enter the password, and the files will decrypt. You will need the Encryption Buddy app to decrypt the files.

By default, Encryption Buddy does not delete the original file (you can do that manually). If you want Encryption buddy to delete your original file after it is encrypted, just go to the preferences, and check the box that says, "Delete Original File After Encryption."

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What's New in Version 1.1.2

* Fixed an issue where folder numbers would not be incremented if a folder with the name already existed during decryption.
* Fixed an issue where items with the atpersand would not be decrypted.
* Fixed an issue where files with the greater than and less than signs in the file name would not be encrypted.
* Yosemite Improvement - Fixed paths. Also, for Mavericks, fixed to prevent double launch.
* Signed with v2 Code signature for Mavericks and later.


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Customer Reviews

Good basic encryption tool...

This encryption tool, is easy to use, seems to encrypt files quite quickly. It’s stated encryption algorithm is DES-3. It would be nice to have AES 256 as a option too. The PW hint feature is a nice touch too. It would be nice to have the ability to created “self decrypting” files, similar to what can be done with the MEO utility. I did note that there seems to be a lack of “case” checking when entering the password. I found that if I entered “Test” as a password, and then entered “test” the second time in the verification field, the software would not detect the difference between the “T” and the “t’ in the PW. This seems to be bug, that will probably be fixed in a future version. The current version can also encrypt folders of files, as well as single files. Overall, the simple interface, and ease of use make this a nice utility for most home use.

Total crap and waste of money.

I wanted a program to encrypt a file which could then be mailed to someone whereupon they could type in the passoword and have the decrypted file. This is not that program. This is a horrible progam which does not perform that simple tast.

Encryption Buddy
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 1.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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