Exces
Exces 1.5.1
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Create encrypted disk images.   Shareware ($28.60)
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Exces... Find yourself needing to protect secret files? Need to hide those love letters from your past loved one? Or maybe you need to hide those invoices your little sister keeps fiddling with.

Here's your solution! Exces. Simple, pretty, secure. Exces allows you to protect your precious files with the click of a button. Just pick a password, lock, and you're good to go. Exces uses the strong, uncracked AES encryption standard.

Exces is a tool that lets the users create password-protected vaults. The ease of use and the attractive interface are Exces' key
What's New
Version 1.5.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later



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Exces User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Lucky8 commented on 09 May 2009
I guess I won't be using this, even though I thought I liked it, and I have a licence. I had a hard time getting it to work however, and after I spent hours figuring it out wrote to the developer to tell him about it (with details). Just got an answer: "Glad you got it working."

Just so you know how this guy treats his customers.
[Version 1.5]


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boghopper commented on 02 Jul 2008
The developer has failed to provide me with the serial number as part of the past MacHeist. I've emailed them and been met with silence. I included the receipt as proof of my purchasing the MacHeist Bundle but no go. If this is an indication of their response to emails, then I'm glad I am not having trouble with the software.
Black mark in my book. What did you say the other software was named that did about the same thing?
BB
[Version 1.5]


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Fritz Multrus commented on 22 Jan 2008
They let you buy - but they don't send the serial number!
[Version 1.5]


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Mr.Ash reviewed on 11 Jan 2008
Another useless app. The in OSX integrated DiskUtility tool does the same job out of the box for free and even more.

If you don't wanna waste your money but still use another tool than DiskUtility, there are DropDMG and DMG Converter witch are way better than this junk.
[Version 1.5]


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lux112 reviewed on 11 Dec 2007
Exellent App. I tested the beta and since I use it to hide some important files from curious persons.
[Version 1.2]


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fonix reviewed on 23 Oct 2007
I have used this since I got it with the MacHeist/MacUpdate bundle, and while what other reviewers have said (about this being a wrapper for sparseimages) is true, there are two bits of functionality which, to my knowledge, cannot be done with DiskUtility, or not in one step: resizing the sparseimage to be larger or smaller. Exces now can do that, and there is no longer a 10 GB limit on the vault size. Another minor benefit to using Exces is one of obfuscation. I keep my vaults on an external hard drive, and if that hard drive was stolen and someone tried to double-click the vault, it would say that it could not open the file. A minor thing, yes, but it would repel the average thief, and the AES-128 encryption should keep the more savvy hackers away (the ones who might try to use Disk Utility to open the .exc file).

Also, a previous release was supposed to fix a minor curosr focus problem, but when I launched the app it wasn't fixed. I emailed the developer and within minutes he had responded and fixed the problem.

This also has potential to incorporate even more features that are not currently in Disk Utility. I look forward to seeing what the developer comes up with.
[Version 1.2]


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Borlox reviewed on 14 Oct 2007
I don't know what this guy is up to, but there is absolutely no reason for anybody to use this app or pay for it. It's just a disguised, defective wrapper for the DiskImages framework. The mysterious super-secret vaults it creates are merely obfuscated sparseimages, the same kind you can create for free using Disk Utility, or with cheaper, better third-party apps such as DropDMG. The only differences I can see are, first, that this app somehow manages to impose a spurious 10-GB limitation on the size of the image, and second, that the files can't be shared with anyone who doesn't also have this app installed. Well, actually they can, if the recipient goes to the trouble of extracting the sparseimage file from the bundle it's hidden in, but what's the point?
[Version 1.1.4]


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Igaucho commented on 21 Jul 2007
Wow, I really have not seen a positive review here. It makes me quite hesitant to try this out. I just got a copy from the Macheist/MU bundle and was thinking of seeing how it works. I guess I might just stick with Disk Utility for this type of thing. At least I can be assured that I am not locked into a proprietary format if these guys go out of business tomorrow.
[Version 1.1.3]

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Igaucho replied on 23 Jul 2007
Well, I finally got my license for Exces although I had to go to a special link for Macheist buyers to finally get it. So, I decided to give it a try.

I was pleasantly surprised that Exces works just as advertised after all the negative reviews. I created a vault for a few files and locked it and opened it again without a hitch. It's very easy to use. Just create a new vault and it opens on your desktop ready for you to through your files in.

I must be honest though. I would not rely on this application for sensitive data. As I feared, it does use it's own proprietary file format. Forget sending documents to people unless they also have a copy of it. I must emphasize my earlier concern, what happens if these guys go out of business? This is not a very well known application (yet)nor is it widely used. What happens to your sensitive files should something break and these guys are no longer around? Do yourself a favor and stick to Disk Utility. I think we can count on support from Apple for years to come for encrypted disk images.
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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
Does the same thing as DiskUtility, except it adds a useless animation. All this program does is create sparse disk images using Apple's built-in encryption. It even crashed the first time I tried to use it!
[Version 1.1.3]


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hal0thane reviewed on 14 Jul 2007
I've had some stability issues and 1.1.3 keeps telling me to upgrade -- to 1.1.3. Er?

Additionally, I've been nothing but happy with Knox (Knox4Mac), and they don't have the 10Gb issue that Exces does.

Yes, what others are writing is correct: It's nothing more than a front-end to hdiutil, but remember that many Mac users are Terminal-shy. I wouldn't use Exces if it hadn't been bundled with the the, erm, Bundle.

Knox still gets my vote for ease, convenience, and whole-disk encryption on top of that.
[Version 1.1.3]


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mrcheaps had trouble on 07 Aug 2008
I used Exces 1.5 a few times, then found that the program wouldn't run anymore - and the two "vault" files that I'd created wouldn't open. 15 gigs of data - out of reach! I contacted the author for help, but didn't hear back...but I found a way to open my files that I thought I'd post in case anyone else has the same problem.

Take your "vault" file and rename it to remove the ".exc" extension (your Mac will ask REALLY? and you'll say "yes"). The file magically turns into a folder, inside of which will be several files including a sparseimage. Doubleclick on that, and you'll get a MacOS message asking for the password (the same one you used with Exces). Once you've entered it, a new window will open with your now-accessible files inside.
[Version 1.5]


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Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:17 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $28.60
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Exces... Find yourself needing to protect secret files? Need to hide those love letters from your past loved one? Or maybe you need to hide those invoices your little sister keeps fiddling with.

Here's your solution! Exces. Simple, pretty, secure. Exces allows you to protect your precious files with the click of a button. Just pick a password, lock, and you're good to go. Exces uses the strong, uncracked AES encryption standard.

Exces is a tool that lets the users create password-protected vaults. The ease of use and the attractive interface are Exces' key features. Each vault is protected using the same encryption algorithm Apple uses for FileVault - AES 128. Exces features a password assistant, to help choose strong passwords. Exces now also has a shrink vault feature, which lets you easily shrink a vault to the minimum possible disk space.


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