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MacFort is an innovative utility to encrypt and password-protect individual applications data files on Mac. With just two clicks, MacFort lets you password-protect several built-in confidential files, e.g., Apple Mail, iPhoto Library, Browser history, Contacts, chat history, or any individual files and folders you want to protected from prying eyes.

MacFort uses encrypted vaults to securely store your important files, using AES encryption schemes. AES is used by the US government and military for all "top secret" classified documents. No one can open an encrypted vault without knowing the correct password. When you try more...

What's New

Version 4.9.1:
  • Improved: Add ability to encrypt Aperture with password protection
  • Improved: Improve compatibility with iCloud
  • Improved: Improve compatibility with My Photo Stream if you encrypted iPhoto or Aperture


OS X 10.5 or later

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Wesleyh Member IconReview+2

This is a great app, it gives us the functionality that the most recent version of espionage app removed, namely proteced applications.

The developer is also very responsive to suggestions and appears to be working on new functionality all the time.

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Version 4.0

Here we are one month later and several of the features I suggested are already in the new version. Very fast release cycle. The developer really listens to the customers. Wonderful.

vanillasunny Member IconReview+3

I tried MacFort because i really need to password protect mailboxes in Mac Mail,MacFort does exactly what it claims to do, and with no fuss.

If the author can give the product a more modern look and feel,that's gonna be better.

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Macvet22 Member IconReview+24

Would love to agree it does what it says after a months fair use. However, security and privacy aren't among the features.

1. Yes it does create a pw protected disk image with encryption.
However, information isn't kept secure.
Why? Because the app opens any disk image it owns without requesting any password- neither system nor 24 character secure password upon entry.
Just click the image and it's mounted, full access to everything stored there.

2. Automatic dismount on shut down ok. However mounted in an external drive and accessed by another LAN Mac the disk is again visible and mountable. Sure, you can't mount the disk unless password is known this time.

Whilst it performs basic create and save/ dismount disk images, there isn't any security worth noting except for inexperienced and naive new users.

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Hi,i am the developer of MacFort,if you select "Store this password in your keychain" when you create an encrypted vault,or when you want to mount a valut and you're prompted for your password,you might see a check box that tells MacFort to remember that password.If you select the check box,MacFort will remember that password and stop prompting you for it every time.

We recommend that you don't select "store password to keychain" or "remember password" if you want to enter your password whenever you need to mount an encrypted vault,we really hope you can do more tests and don't jump at conclusion.MacFort offers more than simply encrypting files and folders.


Two negatives and yet only one opinion expressed. SO what does the either guy think? Not able to refute my comments on performance?

Perhaps you are right. I'll check it again.


Actually I 'm not sure about the exact meaning of
"However mounted in an external drive and accessed by another LAN Mac the disk is again visible and mountable",if a vault in an external drive is opened by another mac on a local network,of course
it will keep opening when you shutdown your mac,because forcing close vault may cause data loss if a file is currently being written to the vault by the mac on the lan.

If you want to unmount(mount) an encrypted vault,just double-click in the list of vaults to unmount(mount) it.And if you don't want to mount an vault at system start,please make sure "Keep open vaults open when start" is not checked in preferences.

Anyway,please contact support@madowsoft.com If you have any questions about MacFort:)

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Downloads 4,226
Version Downloads 538
License Shareware
Date 08 Feb 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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