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BitClamp
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BitClamp for Mac1.5.1

17 May 2008

Secure your data through encryption.

What is BitClamp for Mac

BitClamp, the encryption software for Mac OS X. Easily secure confidential documents and personal files with trusted 448-bit Blowfish, AES 256-bit and 256-bit Serpent encryption. Simply drag and drop the required files to encrypt your documents with industry-standard encryption methods for remarkable security.

BitClamp is the only brand of encryption software offering file mimicking - a feature used to hide encrypted data within other files for optimal security. In addition, smart Covert features can further disguise your files by giving them unrelated names. All of this and more makes BitClamp a trusted, easy-to-use and affordable encryption utility for Mac OS X. Download the free 15-day trial today to secure your files.

Features

  • Super fast encryption and decryption.
  • Gives users a choice between 3 industry standard algorithms:
    • AES - 256 Bit
    • Serpent - 256 Bit
    • Blowfish - 448 Bit
  • Covert files allow users to cloak their files with unobvious names.
  • Optional GZip compression allows users to trade between encryption speed and disk space.
  • Free decryptor program allows anyone to decrypt files that you send them. With the password of course.
  • Growl notifications.
  • Updates via Sparkle

What's new in BitClamp

Version 1.5.1:
  • [NEW] Refresh button added to password generator.
  • [NEW] You now have the option to save files in the same directory as the first file in the encryption list.
  • [Change] Nag window is now displayed on launch if you have not registered the application.
  • [Fix] Less CPU usage.
  • [Fix] The preferences will no longer allow you to always mimic nothing, causing nil object errors.
  • [Fix] BitClamp will now check to make sure that the file you wish to mimic exists before mimicking and potentially erroring.
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Beamy
Beamy
Nov 17 2009
1.5.1
0.0
Nov 17 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
It seems, that the software does not exist anymore. The download link does not work, the website does not work, hmm... .
Bl0dwyn
Bl0dwyn
Sep 4 2008
1.5.1
0.0
Sep 4 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
I started the 15 day trial on this software, and on day one I had a query on how to make file mimicking work. I posted a query on the developers forum, and a day later I emailed their support email address. My trial period is now pretty much over, and I have had no reply to my forum posting, nor to the email I sent to their support address. This feels like abandonware to me, so I don't buy.
Softwaremgowerj
Softwaremgowerj
Mar 6 2008
1.5
0.0
Mar 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5
This is a brilliant program and a perfect solution for anyone who needs to keep anywhere from a few to a few hundred files secure and, if you use the file mimicking feature, hidden in plain sight. File mimicking is a very, very useful option and makes this app a superior solution to anything else I've tried, paid or not. The app is fast and easy to use and the developer is the most responsive and helpful I've yet run across.
Macfevre
Macfevre
Mar 6 2008
1.5
5.0
Mar 6 2008
5.0
Version: 1.5
The ability to take a text file, (or any file for that matter,) Compress it, Encrypt it, and hide it into a photo jpg, or xls, or any other kind of file is brilliant. Companies should be looking at this as standard practice for traveling. Look at people being stopped at airports and are forced to unlock their private company files for the authorities. Any file that's encrypted can be forced open, by coercion to the owner or by brute force to the file. But what if all that is sitting there is a bunch of photos of your family? That actually opens to the picture when launched? Only you know what's hidden and encrypted on top of that. I don't see Disk Utility doing that. Not that I have anything that's worth encrypting like that, but it's really nice to know it's there if I ever did. A must if you have something you would just rather keep to yourself, even if someone stole your computer, it would still be yours.
Grahamw
Grahamw
Dec 10 2007
1.1.2
1.0
Dec 10 2007
1.0
Version: 1.1.2
Avoid this, it is a realbasic gui glued to a closed-source 3rd party encryption library. I doubt there is any validation of this library and I wouldn't trust the code or the encrypted files at all. If you need more than OS X provides natively, look at GNU PGP or PGP Desktop.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Dec 3 2007
1.1
0.0
Dec 3 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1
Just like to add a quick comment: With 1.1 we added a new suite of algorithms and we are now stronger than disk utility. :-)
Mr.Ash
Mr.Ash
Nov 18 2007
1.0.5
3.0
Nov 18 2007
3.0
Version: 1.0.5
Good app but useless. You can use the OSX disk utility to create a 256bit encrypted disk image for free. In combination with automater it's also possible to create a program witch does the same job (also with drag & drop) for free. It's up to you to pay 20$ or do it for free with OSX disk utility.
Ronl
Ronl
Nov 17 2007
1.0.5
0.0
Nov 17 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
Anyone using a recent Mac can use DiskUtility to do this for free. Simply open DiskUtility and click on Help in the menubar and search for AES. Help will tell you how to set up a VERY secure, and VERY quick to open... i.e. literally a few seconds DMG. The encrypted DMGs can be easily set for sizes from MBs to GBs in size. VERY easy (no tech-savy needed) with either 128 or 256 bit encryption.
Me2
Me2
Nov 10 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 10 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
How come I can't activate it on my 2 computers: that SUCKS!
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Developer again: @Marfririo - coming in 1.1 if not before. @hornet20 - it does not output to the same file, that would be overwriting your data, it saves to another file, whose location you specify.
Hornet20
Hornet20
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I dropped a PDF file. Supplied a password. Got an encrypted confirmation. (Trial versior) The PDF file was NOT encrypted.
Marfririo
Marfririo
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Just bought it. Nice program. One thing i don't like is the lack of password confirmation. Hope the developer may add it in a next update. Marfry
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I think the ease of use should be improved. The only case where I'd need this app is when email to somebody else... who'd have the client installed or go to the website to install it. Who's doing this? Nobody! Especially in the PC world. Excuse me, can you download a client to your corporate PC to read my file? Forget it. For personal use on my own files I stock to Knox... for all else I continue to look around.
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I like the sound (pun) of the bells and whistles in this app. But the fact is that Leopard has BETTER encryption built-in (256 bit) and back to MOS 10.2 you can already do 128 bit AES encryption. All this is via Disk Utility through the use of '.sparseimage' disk images. I've been using sparseimage disk images for over two years with great success, including being able to share them with others. You can also toss any extension at the end of any file to fake it's file type and associated icon, which is sort of like the crafty covert files feature. The special features in BitClamp are kewl and nicely priced IYAM: Ease of use, Growl access and Sparkle updating. But the features of Disk Utility and MOSX itself cover all the other bases.
Delhokie
Delhokie
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I've heard great things about this program and this is a GREAT Deal!! Usefull, easy to use, and the free download for the receiver makes this the perfect tool for sharing sensitive documents.
Jinni
Jinni
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Doesn't work for me - it keeps complaining about a missing app (Growl?). I've been looking for an app along these lines, but this one seems a bit too...raw.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I use Knox for encrypting files and folders.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Just to jump in again. @rwebber - we are aiming to get this sorted soon (you guys are a perceptive crowd!), but it could be interesting with Leopards new finder whether the APIs change. So I cant promise anything - but this is a feature in development.
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Nice tool and well-designed, but I really don't have a need for it at this time. Good daily offer, though.
Teletubby
Teletubby
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
i have been looking for something like this. Hope it can kid-proof my computer.
rwebber
rwebber
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Needs to have contextual menu support from the finder and services support as well.
Gorelets
Gorelets
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I like the plan for future cross-platform compatability (with Windows). I have to agree with vvarp's comment that the interface can be cumbersome for personal use, which would be my main use, but it seems like the program is simple enough for infrequent encryption needs or archiving.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Just thought Id drop in here again (Im the developer). For the cross platform issue this WILL be available on Windows Q1 2008 if not earlier, its close but I dont want to promise something I dont deliver. This license includes a license to the windows version when it comes out. Buy one and you get the other included. Also, I am going to try and make the windows version as similar as possible to the mac version.
Panthera
Panthera
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I agree with poster who said the license should be bound to a single user and not a single machine. In today's age most people have both a desktop and a laptop. At a minimum, the author should consider a portable version that could operate from a USB flash drive.
Techslacker
Techslacker
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I just need something that works effectively crossplatform where I can encrypt what's on a flash drive.
Hmac
Hmac
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
i want something that will lock specific and groups of directories, docs, folders and specific apps -- to block others from using or seeing at all. will this do that?
Jfm
Jfm
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Interesting - simplicity of use. Although I already own applications which more or less do the same work in a simple way - earlier it was Tresor (unfortunately not adjusted for Intel, a pity), and now GoSecure. However, it is true that the covert files option offers something which is not included in those other apps.
letmein-1
letmein-1
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Might be what I need to encrypt the work files I work on on my MBP in case it ever gets stolen. (I hope that never happens, but at least the confidentiality of the documents would be preserved). Will try it tonight. Cheers.
Heras
Heras
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
you have it now even cheaper here then at www.themacpak.com.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Forgot to add: Re the license being tied. I do plan to have a family pack available for not much more money (5 licensesfor $25 or something similar)
Glenbo
Glenbo
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Useful, say for a work machine where you don't want IT looking at your files, but it's a shame that the licence binds it to one machine, I think that modern software should be licensed to an individual, rather than a machine. But well worth checking out, hope the developer gets some useful comments here!
Thekryz
Thekryz
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Every German will be happy about this offer! Just check this: http://blog.balrog.de/archives/482-German-Government-plans-a-Federal-Trojan.html Now you might not here much about this in public, but this is one of the most freedom-taking thing here in Deutschland - so you might consider encrypting your Data for privacys sake.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Hey guys, developer here, just trying to get caught up with the thread. vvarp is correct it is designed to encrypt and send files to people or post them up on servers, hence some of the design choices. Also - there is a FREE DECRYPTOR up on the site so anyone can decrypt the files you send, whether they own BitClamp or not.
Davidusmusicus
Davidusmusicus
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I use Cypher to encrypt texts and Krypto Space to encrypt files. Both apps are free but probably not as good as BitClamp…
anonymous-moose-4942
anonymous-moose-4942
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Love the interface! Reminds me of AppZapper.
Michele3
Michele3
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
The app is not bad, but it's not my piece of cake. I'll give it a spin anyway...
heiermann23
heiermann23
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Excellent, this one is so easy to use an works really fine. I use this to secure some important data.
Andrewcod
Andrewcod
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
This is a very new application, which I still haven't tried out. Maybe now would be the time to.
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
It's a nice little app that does what it says. I think this is something you either have a use for or not.
Fcodc
Fcodc
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I've been using this app since its launch in TheMacPak, and it's awesome. This app is an example of the simplicity Macs are known for.
Boysbytes
Boysbytes
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
My previous experience with file encryption software is that it takes a long time if the file is large. I wonder how BitClamp fares.
Fonix
Fonix
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
The main benefit seems to be what they call "covert files," which means you can take a folder and encrypt it with a name like "familyphotos.jpg," and to the casual observer it wouldn't look like your pr0n folder or your ranting manifesto if the Feds pay you a visit. However, I personally don't like that it's not smart enough to just name the file whatever my original file/folder is named, if I don't specify a name for it. Also, the license binds it to your machine, so if you get a new machine, you have to buy another license. So with all this info, I think I'll pass as well.
Vvarp
Vvarp
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
One more thing... The only use for this tool I can imagine is encrypting files before sending them via e-mail or posting on public web space. Of course people on the other side needs to have BitClamp as well to open them. For personal encryption needs, it's not really fun to use. Let's say I have some hyper classified document that I am working on all the time. When I finish my work, I need to fire up BitClamp, drag'n'drop files onto the window, enter password and pick up encrypted file from the desktop. On the next day if I would like to continue my work, I need to fire up BitClamp, enter password and pick up my files from "DecryptedFiles" folder at desktop. Because of that, I am using Knox which is based on encrypted DMG functionality built into OSX. Choose vault, type password, access mounted vault, do the work on your files, close the vault. Don't get me wrong - I am only trying to understand possible use cases for this app.
Madcran
Madcran
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Ya, I'm not sold on this yet. There are times I get files off the web that have some proprietary format and then I spent hours searching for a program later to find that it is only a Windows program in the first place. I'm not so keen on non standard formats, not when my data is involved.
Jhorowitz
Jhorowitz
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
im kinda confused what this does
Vvarp
Vvarp
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
How does it compare to encrypted DMG/ZIP/RAR, except the fact some masquerading techniques can be used? Paying extra bucks to have tool that wraps up my files in some proprietary format doesn't sounds good to me, sorry.
Mstvwriter
Mstvwriter
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Hmmm...will take it for a spin.
Macmansc
Macmansc
Nov 9 2007
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I saw this the other day, and I thought it was App Zapper renamed.
Fraxis
Fraxis
Nov 5 2007
1.0.2
0.0
Nov 5 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
First class support. I found a slight bug with the initial release version and sent off an e-mail to the developer. Within a matter of minutes I had a reply that told me he would look into it as quickly as possible. Less than 48 hours, there was a fix available and a personal e-mail from the developer telling me that the fix was available. After this, I registered my copy of BitClamp right away. How often can you find a first rate program with first rate support? In my 25 years of PC/Mac experience; not very often. Shawn
itaiferber
itaiferber
Nov 5 2007
1.0.2
5.0
Nov 5 2007
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
BitClamp is a great app. I'm very surprised to see the negative reviews on this. BitClamp is very different from the encryption appications I've seen so far (Data Guardian, Exces). Exces, for instance, creates a .dmg-like virtual disk that is encrypted with a password, but can only be opened using Exces. Data Guardian creates a database of encrypted files that hold information. But this is limiting, because it does not encrypt whole folders and other files. BitClamp, however, can encrypt multiple files, no matter what they are, and compresses them together into a file that does not rely on BitClamp to be opened. And besides, the UI is clean and minimalistic and is incredibly easy to use.
Dunks
Dunks
Nov 4 2007
1.0.2
5.0
Nov 4 2007
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
Initial reaction: Very simple to use without instruction (does exactly what it says on the tin!) but good documentation also included. Can see where comparisons to other apps are coming from but what sets Bitclamp apart for me compared to some other 'encryption only' apps is the covert filename eg: encrypted file/folder has an extension associated with other filetype as opposed to a bitclamp specific extension. As a teacher I have to keep sensitive info on students on the same laptop I may ask students to use. I can see this app being perfect for keeping this data in a single folder with a .avi extension for example so it appears as a movie. No fear of student poking around and finding data! Good to see developer keen to take suggestions for improvements - look forward to password confirmation being added in 1.1 as discussed in previous post.
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 4 2007
1.0.2
0.0
Nov 4 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
Just a general comment: If you dont like the app as it is, thats fine, thats the point of these reviews, but at least suggest ideas for new features that would make the app better in your eyes instead of just slagging it off. Im making this app for you not just for the hell of it. If you dont like it tell me why! Then I can fix it :-) Also if you do like it, can you post? Ive had plenty of personal emails that contrast these reviews but no bona fide reviews. Thanks Btw - it is currently $10.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Nov 4 2007
1.0.2
0.0
Nov 4 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
simply usless at the moment.. comparing to the whole choise you have for similar applications.. why should someone get (read pay), for an uncomplete application.. ??? just make it full operational then.. post it! enough of all these "brilliant guys" just able to copy others work/ideas and not even capable at the end to purpose a decent implementation... selling flowers is also as honest as work, and you may get even more $ with it ;-)
Dannycss
Dannycss
Nov 3 2007
1.0
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
(I originally posted this as a reply) Hi guys, Thanks for the reviews, here are my responses: Just to get the light weight comment out of the way: it was 9 megs... then we put the 512x512 icon in for leopard :-) I think at the moment those apps that macroxx mentioned, look great for encryption... but only encrypted,compressed archives (we offer both). None have windows versions (not that we do yet). None offer covert file types. But more importantly, those are all compression apps, where encryption isnt really on their roadmap, its there but not a focus. BitClamp is in its infancy and we have a tonne of great features on the way (applescript, automator, completely covert files). We just shipped 1.0 don't write us off yet ;) As for the password confirmation field, as BitClamp was designed to be very, very quick to use. However, I see that it is a user's preference whether he wishes to confirm or not and this will be added in 1.1 :-). All input is greatly received, we are only at the start of this app's roadmap!
macroxx-ultra
macroxx-ultra
Nov 2 2007
1.0
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
What does BitClamp offer ? - easy to use interface - encryption (up to 128 Bit AES) - Gzip compression - Price tag: $ 20 What does BetterZip offer ? - easy to use interface - encryption (up to 256 Bit AES) - several different compression options (encryptable are zip, 7zip and rar) - Price tag: $ 19.95 What does Compress Files offer ? - easy to use interface - encryption (up to 256 Bit AES) - several different compression options (encryptable are zip, 7zip and dmg) - Price tag: $ 9.95 What does SimplyRAR offer ? - easy to use interface - encryption (128 Bit AES) - rar compression - Price tag: $ 0 = free ! Comparison inspired by BitClamp's claim of being "Light weight" (quote from its description) : BitClamp's size: 13.1 MB BetterZip's size: 8.7 MB Compress Files' : 7.4 MB SimplyRAR's size: 1.4 MB Conclusion: there is a lot of competition out there. Other programs offer better encryption (as far as I know 256 Bit AES is more secure than 128 Bit AES) and/or they offer better compression formats (7zip and rar usually create smaller archives than Gzip) and/or they cost less. :-)
Jfm
Jfm
Nov 2 2007
1.0
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
It seems attractive and well-done, I paid attention to it, since I am looking for a good software of that type. I downloaded it, but there is something which made me decide not to use it: when entering the password for encrypting/decrypting the files, there is no confirmation field. This is dangerous: if I mistype something without noticing it, I then won't be able to decrypt the file. Unless there is a good reason for not having a confirmation field, I would myself be hesitant to use such an application for encryption. If there is a reason for not having a confirmation field, it would be interesting to hear from the developer why? Anyway, good luck for what seems to have the potential for a nice product.
$19.95
3.8
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • (Leopard Compatible)*Previously available here
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