Still, for many Mac users with sensitive, important, or secret files or documents, a little encryption goes a long way. Encryption apps on the Mac are made to be easy to use, but difficult to break into the files or folders they encrypt.
After using a dozen or so encryption apps, none are easier to use than DropKey. Drag a file onto DropKey, it encrypts the file and makes it easier to send to anyone via email.
What’s not to like about that kind of drag and drop simplicity? Drop a file onto DropKey and it’s encrypted. Save it, send it via email with a click, upload the file online. Share your public key for others to access the file.
DropKey uses 256-bit encryption and a public key which you control. It’s integrated with Contacts or Address Book on the Mac, handles multiple files (placed in a single archive file).
Because DropKey sits in the Mac’s Menubar, it’s merely a click away, and basic encryption is just a drag and drop effort.
Here’s the problem. 90-percent of the world’s PC users run Windows. DropKey is Mac only. Public keys work well, but they’re far more convoluted for the average user who expects a simple password to open a secured or encrypted file.
I love the drag and drop. Nothing is easier. But DropKey is less stable and more convoluted than it should be.