MySafe free download for Mac


31 October 2015

Securely hide and protect files and folders (beta).


MySafe lets you hide and password-protect files and folders.

  • Create a Virtual USB key protected with password
  • Hide the contents of your secret folders from Spotlight and Finder
  • Receive mail and iMessage (with iSight capture, except on OS X 10.11 El Captain), geolocation, IP, Mac name, in case of folder intrusion
  • Have multiple MySafe installations on the same Mac
  • Place MySafe in your DropBox

Note: The license is free if you "like" MySafe on Facebook or YouTube. Please check my website for more info and a video demo:

What's new in MySafe

Version 1.0:

Note: MacUpdate Desktop and Finder show this app at version 1.0, but the dev states it is at 10.11.

  • Now working on OS X 10.11 El Captain
  • Always on app style, quit when safe is ejected, or eject safe when quitting
  • Zip file lighter, only 1.2 MB/li>
  • Only one app start in the dock

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28 MySafe Reviews

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02 April 2013

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Great little app that provides a fairly simple method to secure sensitive files. Here are a few minor concerns: - The option to take a picture and email it to you when the safe is unsuccessfully accessed it pretty cool, but having that option enabled means Apple's Mail application must be configured. I don't use the Mail app, and when invoked from this app I had to force quit Mail; clicking the cancel button in Mail did not respond (but it does when I launch Mail directly). Perhaps a note could be included that the Mail application must be configured for this feature. - The MySafe disk can be ejected, but the app is still in the "green" open status until you double-click the app's icon. It seems reasonable to make ejecting the disk work the same as if you double-clicked the app icon to close it. - Since Spotlight does not see inside the safe folders, I wonder if backup apps such as Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner will back them up (and keep the password working as expected). Probably so, but it would be nice to see that potential issue clearly addressed in the documentation. - Is there a way to recover a forgotten password? For an app like this dealing with encryption it may not make sense to have password recovery, but perhaps with some security questions and email verification that may be feasible and desirable. - When file is copied to the safe folder, the original of course still resides on the other disk; in other words, you don't move files into the protected safe folder, you copy them. Thus, a user would then probably trash the original and empty the trash to secure their data. However, doesn't that potentially leave the deleted file in a recoverable state using file undelete software, unless the user runs a shredder type app to obliterate the trash? A cool feature for MySafe would be a user-controlled option to securely delete the files from their source. The trick of changing the MySafe icon to a folder and then back to the original app icon when it is running is pretty cool! Even though the specs state Mac OS X 10.7 is needed, it seems to be running just fine on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
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Version 5.4
06 January 2019
This software is not working with MacOS Mojave and the developer's website is gone. I'll need to find a different way to access my locked files. Do not download if you are using Mojave.
Version 1.0
10 March 2018
Not happy. First of all when I had to update MySafe for new MacOSX my old MySafe became un-accessible so I lost all the files. Then the new MySafe version won't work unless I Post/Share/Like on Facebook (what if you don't have it??) but I did do this and got no reply to my email requesting the licence as instructed. Why can't one just pay a small fee to get the licence instead? It is all too hard, and I will be finding alternative software now.
Version 1.0
18 August 2016
Application qui répond bien à mon besoin
Version 10.11
10 July 2016
Great application, Thx
Version 10.11
30 June 2016
Very useful app. Must-have app for my projects and scientific research.
Version 10.11
17 June 2016
Easy to use and decent instructions.
Version 10.11
08 June 2016
Good app so far no issues
Version 10.11
22 April 2016
Truly fantastic effort, much appreciated. Keep up the good work guys :)
Version 10.11
28 March 2016
It's GREAT application ! Thanks
Version 10.11
08 March 2016
Great app
Version 10.11