Encrypt and archive your personal data in order to protect it from users that have access to the same computer with the help of this neat app
If you share your PC with another person and want to increase the security level of your data, you would better start thinking about an app that can easily encrypt your files, on the spot. Zipcrypt is exactly that type of app and it may assist you in boosting your data protection.
Easy-to-use but hidden GUI
First of all, after the installation process is over there will be no icon generated so don’t panic, this is the intended behavior. To open the interface, right-click on any file from your system and go down to Zipcrypt, hover the mouse over and open the settings menu.
Even though it has a nice looking interface it also has few to offer. For example from the “Settings” tab you can only change the key storage location and create a SCIFICOM account that would improve the XOTIC encryption capabilities. The “Email” tab can be used to link an email account in order to send files to that address after an encryption action.
XOTIC and AES-256 encryption methods
When you are about to encrypt a file, one of the two methods has to be picked. XOTIC is the company’s patented algorithm that performs a 512-bit to just over 131,000-bit encryption and it’s considered the safest. AES is a 256-bit encryption algorithm precedes XOTIC and is preferred by most users around the world.
After an encryption was performed, two files are going to be generated, one is the protected item and the other is the security key. Be advised that the security key is the only element that can decrypt your files. If you delete or lose it, you won’t be able to unlock your data.
SCIFCOM account utility
Even though you are not forced to subscribe to SCIFCOM you may take that into consideration as the size capabilities are boosted to an undetermined size. In conclusion, if you want to encrypt files larger files and send them over email, a SCIFCOM account is a good idea.
Neat and efficient app
All in all, Zipcrypt is a smart tool that can encrypt any file password free, while offering you a security file that acts as a decrypter. Its capabilities can be improved with a SCIFCOM account and overall, the app can be easily operated by professional as well as amateur uses.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used ZIPcrypt and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂