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Encryption Buddy is an app for your Mac that will allow you to password protect and encrypt any type of file. Encryption Buddy has a clean, easy to use and understand interface: Simply drag-and-drop the files that you want to encrypt / password protect into the main window, supply a password, and click "Encrypt My Files!" Decryption is just as easy - and no one can decrypt your files unless they have the Encryption Buddy app and your password.

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed bug introduced in latest release where folders dragged onto the program icon would not get encrypted
  • Improved window handling
  • App checks to make sure that the encrypted or decrypted file has been created before deleting original (if user has selected that option).

Requirements

OS X 10.4 or later

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MisterE Member IconComment+529
MisterE
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Save your money people!! Use Disk Utility to make an encrypted disk image (.dmg) file and store all your sensitive stuff *cough/pron/cough* in there.
You can even make an encrypted disk image from a folder, which this app can not, if you choose the File -> New option from the menu bar.

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Version 1.1.1
Gotoes (Developer)
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Hi MisterE - Thank you for your helpful review of Encryption Buddy's capabilities. However, I'm not confident that you actually tested the app yourself because it is capable of encrypting files, and that was the point of one of the most recent updates. Regardless, you are correct that there are other free ways to encrypt files. For those who wish to save money at all costs, your solution is a good one. I think that you will find that Encryption Buddy's ease of use is superior in terms of user time and space. Besides the fact that there are several steps to creating a disk image, you need to specify a size - which might be significantly more than the files you're trying to encrypt. Also, you are forever limited to the disk image size you choose. In summary, your comment is helpful to provide people with more options, but it is important to consider that this app provides serious advantages and utility over disk images.

RasmusK1199 Member IconComment+2
RasmusK1199
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After Snowden's revelation people concerned about their privacy should only use open source encryption software!

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Version 1.1.0
Lesoth0
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Implying the developer is working for the NSA? I think you need to clarify your statement.

Xpuserpjc Member IconReview+18
Xpuserpjc
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What is not included in the product description is that it works on files only, not folders. Granted, it is inexpensive with a good drag-and-drop interface but it was a surprise not being able to work with a folder.

The simple solution is to right-click the folder, compress (making it a file) and then drag-drop it to Encryption Buddy. The file extension goes from '.zip' to '.eb' Not bad.

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Version 1.0.6
lamontDakota
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Maybe I'm missing your point, but, when you see an app described as working in *files*, nothing impels you to assume, on no basis whatsoever, that the app also works on folders, to the extent that you're actually "surprised" that it *doesn't* work on folders. Are you *really* bent out of shape ro discover that this app does nothing beyond what its author said it would do? If you are, then you need to get help. OTOH, your "simple solution" is quite elegant. It's very generous of you that you've bothered to provide it.

Xpuserpjc
+4

Appreciate the cranky feedback. Thanks.

Gotoes (Developer)
+2

Hey guys - We're planning on adding the ability to "bundle" the files into a package prior to encryption. In essence, it will eliminate Xpuserpjc's elegant extra step. Thanks for the feedback.

Gotoes (Developer)
+0

Xpuserpjc - We have added the feature you requested: Encryption Buddy can now encrypt files as well as folders. We also added the ability to function as a droplet to save users a little time.

MisterE
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See my latest comment for a free solution that comes built-in with OS X.

Lesoth0 Member IconReview+208
Lesoth0
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Absolutely outstanding app and developer!

Had installation probs originally with paid-for v1.04 and Brian and the guys sorted the bugs in less than a week and released the v1.05 update and it installed and is working brilliantly now.

App is dead simple and quick to use. All the little preferences have been thought out with regards efficiency and encryption/decryption of your file(s). Works great in Leopard and Snow Leopard (on MacPros) that I tried it on for testing.

Can't rate it or the developer highly enough. *THIS* is why I'm such a believer in paying for great shareware that the developer cares about. I wish there were more around like this.

Awesome!

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Version 1.0.5
Lesoth0
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After using it for a while longer, only Wish-list thing I'd like to see is for the .eb file to be able to be dragged and dropped onto the App to launch it. Currently doesn't recognise it until the App is launched manually, then it drops sweetly onto the DeCrypt panel.

Gotoes (Developer)
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Hi Lesoth0 - Your feature requst has been added (if you double click on the .eb file, Encryption Buddy will launch).

Timmyb Member IconComment+176
Timmyb
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Seems to use the TripleDES algorithm which is ok I guess, although there is no mention of what mode of operation or keying method is being used.

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Version 1.0.4
Timmyb Member IconComment+176
Timmyb
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According to the FAQ passwords can only consist of A-Z, a-z, 0-1.
That is not good.

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Version 1.0.4
Gotoes (Developer)
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Timmyb - Good point about the characters. We just released version 1.0.5 today which allows any characters to be used. Thanks for the suggestion! We have updated our website to reflect the new characteristics.

Markie205 Member IconComment+122
Markie205
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Given that an encryption program could range from a wunderkind to a disaster, what's the value of the two five-star rating that have no comments? Need to have some anecdotal experience before encrypting files.
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Version 1.0.3
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Milsner
Version 1.1.1
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Fulmar2
Version 1.0.7
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CroftE
Version 1.0.2
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Fulmar2
Version 1.0.2
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Downloads 1,457
Version Downloads 147
License Shareware
Date 15 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $6.99
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