FileWard
FileWard
1.7

4.4

FileWard free download for Mac

FileWard

1.7
30 October 2019

High-strength data encryption.

Overview

FileWard is a handy tool designed to bring high-strength data encryption to Mac users. FileWard uses the cryptography libraries of OpenSSL to make six industrial strength encryption ciphers available in an easy-to-use drag-and-drop application. FileWard brings convenient high-strength encryption to the clipboard, allowing you to encrypt any clipboard contents including text, pictures, spreadsheets, whatever! In short, if you can copy it to the clipboard, FileWard can encrypt it. FileWard even lets you encrypt binary files directly to the clipboard. With FileWard, state-of-the-art encryption of files and data is finally made simple.

Features
  • Attractive, easy-to-use interface
  • Six high strength encryption ciphers
  • Based on OpenSSL for robust cryptographic performance
  • Open source encryption code for easy peer review
  • Automatic compression of encrypted files
  • Simple drag-and-drop encryption of files and folders
  • Encrypt contents of the clipboard
  • Encrypt binary files directly to the clipboard
  • Verify integrity of encrypted files
  • Create SHA1 file checksums
  • Verify file checksums
  • Access the OS X Password Assistant
  • Includes Finder plugin
  • Illustrated documentation
  • Universal Binary

What's new in FileWard

Version 1.7:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Update for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Minor optimizations and improvements

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7 FileWard Reviews

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Wts
11 January 2011

Most helpful

Well worth the shareware price for me because it's just a simple to use mac app that you drag/drop the file on to a large icon of the application and then assign a password and there it's done. No reading a thousand page manual plus there was no system patching involved. Can't truly rate the stability until i use it for at least a month. But apparently if i don't then this post will not go thru: so for now i will give it "3".
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Version 1.1.5
Sagerdavid
14 October 2019
Very good program. I prefer to encrypt individual files and folders rather than the whole volume. I also prefer to keep these files/folders organized as I choose rather than move them to a vault. FileWard does it easily. It also allows for the selection of the encryption algorithm. Keep up the good work.
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Version 1.6
Joi
04 January 2018
The registered program for this is very nice. It not only allows encryption of individual files which is nice to deal with a "container," but also allows plain text to be copied to the clipboard and then pasted encrypted. I'll leave an example for you to try out. Copy the string below to your clipboard then open FileWared>Edit>Decrypt Clipboard. Then perform a paste to view the new unencrypted data. Password is "test" all lowercase without the quotes. I think that is such a cool feature. *** Begin FileWard Encrypted Clipboard *** .ld4 U2FsdGVkX1/vJgo8kVNIE0Ihl/EwiTJ0WIYvAknEvJ44Or0z7hISpvjqFle+9oF7 xXROEprfdu6036Poioud/K8CxGX6bzSRRZ0C0ctFCm2afDb1xD10zxRl5wRJNE4x 27qblF2CpxXIg/vxEjVkVPEf+xNY0J2602AmjmvfDFaFpHy2/u78ohAH/73uPYNP b0Q2PTHk3zcG8SdeztQbJPedp77eXVhznpEC/eGMO0wIyddpWCJCN9YprrNQAgkJ 7zmq00o1zqL6y54I1TiiEI1zTPrGSoq75GSymYJuSoVp9jRNjWdy1p0IqR9r2t8J 4ncPsjp+d8kIGfc2n9439VtB74rs+wnsOBSEaVx7xEjQLE6oCLZ05wRAhbbaqIWI zRZ/VjQRvbmSKexQKLDUqUKVPDLkBT2nJzGlmfSdNjwP/66kQGkWVOK7Yufa/bYE Duiz48q2ywmv4GNpo1JeBqokdFZQeFsYBigcfpjZu5PZS9Bt0DrsceN/X48CyLFe WK0IS8YrUKNU0zi7vB4on8imD9/f1kncIyV+CF0ovgsfhqJYGj0Msgy8rdTKip19 XbRlyr4A2Ge26DeeGrofkaOJ1bC0lZJpHK5US+AKWgWJ485zH0rdMJWV1ztwOCzU Gj1PsBLzD6VOS62MSudT7apovNDpm9WIuy6rXJNdStPb87G9r8pqBv2hUg0kJqla 61YpvcAnOF9TXSmQ/jP7DjN7LX46aJ7hfgiAbxt2s0gNDywgCs71wmZdbr3I0uT/ dIPoKvxJsfaWYUK6AdmNCnN7x+jrobLPe9jDPiNQzw6XAJ6+NtFjJsJUd2rufaio PZoOvjLY+Ugqr8FEKJB63grxvVYuK6pSZqBELZdp6bbttM7e+Frptvd1cZ7gkI+5 ro4Eh6idaE539Qri7ftSI1U6fZdEiN0/SWwDCNyj2wablaGyb+nhB1WAk/2M0uvr eiYdt29Zu7YcQdrYm32Hix1mwvzst0YNyrFX+HzizHFCtaxqCrSB2zdBH8Jmm5H3 +/OucwRdmhvxF+2KrhE2B/A+TB970PaAMY4XyDWvw1s= *** End FileWard Encrypted Clipboard ***
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Version 1.5.3
Stonal199
17 February 2015
It really looks good, nice GUI. BUT: Every time I quit FileWard and start it again, it forgets my reg-data. So I need to fill them in once more. That silly behaviour keeps on.
Mail to developer, says "maybe a damaged preference file, please delete it". But nothing changes. Further Mails have no reaction. So I asked for refunding my money and they did.
No further reaction.
Not the best support in my opinion...
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Version 1.5
JamesHarrisPhoto
12 February 2015
I purchased the App Store version of FileWard (FileWard DES), and it's incompatible with Yosemite. This version, which requires a serial number, is compatible with Yosemite. Is this a free upgrade for those who purchased the App Store version, or is the App Store version going to be upgraded to work with Yosemite?
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Version 1.5
Prologos
27 January 2012
It never Let ME down. Very usfull and easy going.
Like (1)
Version 1.1.8
Wts
11 January 2011
Well worth the shareware price for me because it's just a simple to use mac app that you drag/drop the file on to a large icon of the application and then assign a password and there it's done. No reading a thousand page manual plus there was no system patching involved. Can't truly rate the stability until i use it for at least a month. But apparently if i don't then this post will not go thru: so for now i will give it "3".
Like (2)
Version 1.1.5
What does this do over and above TrueCrypt? TrueCrypt is free, and works brilliantly.
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Version 1.0.2
2 answer(s)
Blodwyn
Blodwyn
20 January 2009
I like the fact that FileWard works on individual files rather than requiring an encrypted container. For me this makes storing encrypted files on remote storage services like iDisk or Dropbox easier and with quicker upload/download times than with a container. If you wanted you could have a different password for each file, giving even greater security against password crack attacks.
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Version 1.1.3
centzon
centzon
26 January 2012
Sure it is free (as in beer), but is not free (as in speech); as was made clear here: http://www.privacylover.com/encryption/analysis-is-there-a-backdoor-in-truecrypt-is-truecrypt-a-cia-honeypot/ That does not make it a bad thing. It just makes one wonder. Regardless, this is a thread about FileWard, and for pretty casual and simple encryption is does a pretty damned good job. FWIW, I'm more comfortable with GNU tools.
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4.4

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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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