Lockngo
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Security for USB flash drive and external hard disks.   Shareware ($25.00)
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Lockngo for Mac is a security application that runs directly from your portable drive (with absolutely no installation).

Lockngo encrypts and password protects your data against loss or theft.

When protected, your drive will appear empty (data is hidden) and will not allow for new data to be written onto it. Lockngo has Military Grade 256-bit AES Encryption, FIPS 140-2 Certified.

A cross-platform version of Lockngo (which runs on Mac and Windows) is also available.

The demo version contains Lockngo for Mac and Lockngo for Windows. Feel free to try one or both.
What's New
Version 4.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Portable drive must be FAT32 or NTFS (HFS+ USB drives not supported at this time)



MacUpdate - Lockngo



Lockngo User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Jp7 reviewed on 13 Feb 2013
Well, it's version 6 now and $49 for the Hybrid version= mac and windows. I work on my mac, but have to post EMR on a hospital windows 7 machine. My USB is formatted for PC so it works fine between Macs, but when I put the usb in the windows machine and clicked on the only icon showing, it says "wrong disk." Go figure. It's possible a hospital IT administrator may have to give an initial OK before this will work on a PC. Put in a request and maybe they'll get to you.

The website is confusing and I did not see an immediate way to email support. I'm also aware I'm not going to put a lot of effort into figuring out the problem-I'll ask for a refund from PayPal. That may seem harsh, but I wanted a quick painless solution. So far, this is not it.
[Version 4.0]


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Jmco reviewed on 17 Dec 2011
I have never been able to launch the program at all. I have tried placing it (and different downloads of it over a year+) on various external USB hard drives and flash drives attached to different Macs and now, different versions of OS-X. But it will not launch.
I think the customer service at Keynesis has trouble with understanding written English. This makes emailing them time consuming and frustrating. They do not seem to understand the problem.
I have dealt with many customer service situations over the 20+ years I have worked on Macs. This situation is totally unique. A product that has never worked and the company that makes it very hard to work with.
[Version 4.0]

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Jmco replied on 20 Dec 2011
UPDATE: My advice is to not purchase this product. It won't work on most external Mac USB drives without issues. You have to reformat your USB hard drive to FAT(MS-DOS) or exFat.
It will not work on drives formated for Mac OS Extended (any kind)!
This is the only Mac product I know of that does not work on a commonly formated Mac hard drive.
People do not usually look out for drive format compatibility when buying software (nor necessarily be familiar with this PC kind of stuff as a Mac user).
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Sebastien-L reviewed on 21 Dec 2010
when i buy this product the license dint specified it was only for mac OS X computer i feel a bit disappointed
[Version 4.0]


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Pirx reviewed on 03 Mar 2010
Very good product. Does what it says, says what it does. I like the feature to keep an 'owner.txt' file unencrypted as one out of two visible files, so a honest finder can identify owner and return the USB stick. My son found a USB stick recently in the street and it was a bit hard to figure out the owner, eventually succeeded.

I yet have to figure out how to auto-start PortableApps on the stick after unlocking, but I will get there.

Full marks also for exceptional support, in speed and accuracy.
[Version 4.3]


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Pirx commented on 17 Feb 2010
I have not tried Lockngo, so just a comment: I have been using TrueCrypt for a while, which has Windows, Mac and Linux compatibility, i.e. you need to install TrueCrypt on all computers that are supposed to access the USB drive.

If Lockngo does not require to run on all computers you want to use the USB drive on, then it is way ahead of TrueCrypt. If not, not.
[Version 4.0]

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Keynesis Ltd. (developer) replied on 18 Feb 2010
There absolutely NO installation whatsoever. Just drag the app to directly to your portable drive and you can lock/unlock from any computer!
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Jade Clark reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
i have been looking for this for ages. works perfectly. don't have windowz so did not try that side but the mac works like a charm.
[Version 4.0]


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Jason C. reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
lockngo is great. i simply love this app. downloaded it on the day of their release and got a great price too. i love the exe thing. its genius.
[Version 4.0]


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Don-B reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
We have been using this app on Windows for 4 years now (don't laugh, we are forced to use windows the office). We have many licenses. I can tell you that this app saved our asses several times in the past when we lost flash drives at customer sites.

The new Mac version is amazing as it suddenly lets us mac users lock our drives in the office (using the .exe file) and unlock at home using the mac app.

I think that user 'NOMAD' above simply did not get it. The exe file is the whole shabang. Dude, these guys let you get off the Mac island and use your locked files anywhere - wake up.

Great software, highly recommended.

Don.
[Version 4.0]


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Roaming Nomad reviewed on 16 Feb 2010
First off, I had to fix the permissions for the Lockngo.app because it would refuse to launch as logged in Console saying permission denied.

Second, I found a windoze .exe file when I unzip the download. Why would anyone want the windoze garbage when this is a Mac website for Mac users???

Third, the price tag of $25 for this one-trick-pony is laughable. Are people really that stupid on the windoze side to pay for this?

Free alternative is to use a password protected and encrypted disk image using Apple's Disk Utility and spend your $25 on something worth supporting instead of scam artists preeying on stupid people.
[Version 4.0]

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Jason C. replied on 17 Feb 2010
if you don't like to have the exe just delete it. its easier than crying over it here. this behavior gives us mac users a bad name.
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Jason C. (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2010
Dear Nomad,

Thanks for trying our software. Your point is taken despite the amusing overreaction to the Windows exe. We will change the description to clarify that the demo version contains the demo for both Mac and Windows. If you are unhappy with having a Windows exe on your drive, simply delete it - there's nothing more to it. As for your reported problem, we do not have any record of this problem, and we do not have any request for support about this issue. Did you write us about it? Our dedicated support team is here to help you in any problem. Try us out!

Have a nice day,
Keynesis Support
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Oneblessedguy had trouble on 04 Mar 2010
Hello!

I just downloaded the demo version and put it on my external drive (Mac). I then tried to lock it. The progress bar sat there for 20-30 seconds and then it said that it does not support NTFS.

What is going on?

Thanks!
[Version 4.0]

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Macsuga replied on 15 Apr 2010
I was told NTFS is to be in the next version for Mac, when ever that will be...

Ajpbgh rated on 31 May 2012

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Downloads:2,613
Version Downloads:2,365
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:17 Feb 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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Lockngo for Mac is a security application that runs directly from your portable drive (with absolutely no installation).

Lockngo encrypts and password protects your data against loss or theft.

When protected, your drive will appear empty (data is hidden) and will not allow for new data to be written onto it. Lockngo has Military Grade 256-bit AES Encryption, FIPS 140-2 Certified.

A cross-platform version of Lockngo (which runs on Mac and Windows) is also available.

The demo version contains Lockngo for Mac and Lockngo for Windows. Feel free to try one or both.


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