FileWard
FileWard 1.1.12
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High strength data encryption.   Shareware ($9.99)
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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
What's New
Version 1.1.12:
  • Improves performance under OS X 10.9
  • Minor optimizations and improvements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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FileWard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
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Prologos reviewed on 26 Jan 2012
It never Let ME down. Very usfull and easy going.
[Version 1.1.8]


burypromote
+2

+48

Wts reviewed on 11 Jan 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".
[Version 1.1.5]


burypromote

+5
Bugsman (I zap germs) commented on 12 Jun 2008
What does this do over and above TrueCrypt? TrueCrypt is free, and works brilliantly.
[Version 1.0.2]

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burypromote
+7

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blodwyn replied on 20 Jan 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.
burypromote
+1

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centzon replied on 26 Jan 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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Rollymat rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 1.1.11]



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centzon rated on 26 Jan 2012

[Version 1.1.8]


Downloads:17,119
Version Downloads:581
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:06 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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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.


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