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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 2.3

- Optimized for OS X El Capitan


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Customer Reviews

Rolling the dice with your data.

Hider 2 is a clean and intuitive application for having a simple data vault on your computer. It was simple to maintain files or notes of moderate sensativity (I wouldn’t use this for anything that was extremelly sensitive), and the application does keep your data relatively secure. However, in my experience, you’re rolling the dice with your data when using Hider 2. I had a vault on my primary HD, as well as an external hard drive. But after a few days of use, when I ejected the external drive, the application crashed. When I reentered the drive, it seemed to get my vaults confused, and noted my external drive vault as my primary - furthermore, when it said there were now no files/notes in the external drive vault and my (actual) primary vault was nowhere to be found. A time machine restore did recover the vault files, but oddly Hider 2 showed they were empty.

In short, it was a great app when it worked, looked great and was easy to use. But when something went wrong, all my hidden data and notes were gone. So unforunately, I’m far too paranoid to try and use it for anything else again.

Perhaps everything is hackable but Hider2 throws up a formidable roadblock

I bought Hider 2 a year ago of so and have used it periodically. I have had no problems using it on a Seagate portable drive. Having that added layer of security on a drive that I might lose or that might be compromised while on the move was the primary motivation for trying Hider. The software has met all my expectations. It is eaasy and quick to transfer files to and it is as easy to unhide them when needed. I haven’t put the program through any torture tests, but using it periodically for all types of files I have had zero problems. The negative reviews below from earlier this year seem vague and lacking in any detail that would allow me to evaluate their credibility. I have used the software cautiously but find it to works exactly as advertised.

Very new at using Hider 2 but so far so good.

I desperately needed a good place to store e-mails and other type documents on my computer where it was less likely that some one surfing around on my iMac could inadvertently open them up and cause embarrassment. I am now using Hider 2 and have secretly hidden away documents that I wish to keep but don’t want just anyone to have access to. Realistically, I know that a hacker worth his/her salt, could probably work around even this encryption and password protection. I concluded that if they wanted it that badly and would work that hard, maybe they needed it and might even learn something also. By the way, several friends have PC’s. Is there a PC version of Hider, and, if so, where can I find it? I have googled Hider for PC without results but maybe I am missing something here.

Hider 2: Encrypt and Password Protect Files
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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