Protect Files

Developer: Apimac

Current Version: 2.1.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 15.1 MB - Download


Encrypting files and folders has never been easier. Protect Files makes it easy to protect your files, folders and documents with secure encryption and password technology; designed to provide a quick solution that guides inexperienced users step-by-step in creating and managing encrypted spaces.

We live in an electronic world, continuously connected to the Internet, carrying flash memory drives with all our data everywhere we go; we use notebooks, removable disks and private files that are often more important than the devices themselves. The more information and memory supports we carry around, the greater the risk of someone getting a hold of them. We therefore need to protect our data.

That's what Apimac Protect Files is for: it's an efficient utility that offers a complete solution to this problem, providing a simple way to create encrypted spaces with the same level of security (AES - Advanced Encryption Standard) used by many governments around the world, such as the United States.

Apimac Protect Files facilitates this task with secure encryption. Specifically designed for those who want a dedicated solution, Protect Files guides inexperienced users step-by-step in the creation and use of encrypted spaces, which are managed through a simple interface that guides you in locking and unlocking documents and folders. An encrypted space is a password-protected space that can reside on your Mac’s hard drive, an external disk or USB stick. Safely store folders, documents, photos, videos, music, and all types of files to prevent others from accessing them. The space is displayed as a normal volume on the desktop. When the space is locked, its contents are super-protected. When the space is unlocked, you can move, copy and delete files like on any other memory drive.

The encrypted space file you create, contains all your encrypted data. You can keep it on the Mac’s hard disk, an external disk, or a USB drive. When you want to access your files, just double-click the encrypted space file's icon, enter your password and the space will show up as a volume on your desktop.
The encrypted space volume contains all your files, documents and folders and you use it as a regular external disk: just copy the files you want to protect inside this volume. After working with it, eject the volume by clicking the Eject button in the sidebar of a Finder window or dragging the volume icon to the Trash.

By default, Protect Files creates 128-bit AES Encrypted Spaces. However for even stronger encryption, the user may optionally specify 256-bit AES encryption in the applications preferences. Protect Files leverage Mac OS X technology to create disk images with AES encryption, which is one of the most secure encryption methods and widely adopted by many governments. See Security section of Advanced Encryption Standard at Wikipedia to learn more.

While expert users might prefer to use Mac OS X Disk Utility to create their own disk image files, this tool is aimed to users preferring a dedicated solution to guide them step by step in creation and use of the encrypted space.

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Release Notes:

Bug fix


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by gusluz

Easy, Fast, Secure. Works as advertised. - Downloaded it, used it right away. AES indeed 256, which for years to come will remain unbreakable. I preferred Disk Image, and works well, but you can also use a self-mounting image. Aimed at the novice or neophyte. You can use this TO ENCRYPT YOUR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES, by means of creating a mountable disk image or self-mounting on the drive. Just as the actual Mac disk utility does, except easier for those that know little. Remember, If you are going to encrypt anything, always have a back up of that as well.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.1
Review by Mikhail T

It doesn - Just installed, can't create nither disk image nore self-mounted space. I've managed to onece (20 attempts at least) but I couldnt open a contaner that was created.

Found helpful by 5 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.1
Review by Fanosatchmo

Still needs work. - On any attempt to set up a “Disk Image” or a “New Encrypted Space”, your two options to encrypt, the app stalls. In the window “Please select where you want to save” every button, including the cancel button, becomes inoperable.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1.1
Review by Inuzukichan

so far so good - I’ve used this app about 5 times since downloading and so far, so good… no complaints!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.1
Review by bodman

works for me - very useful and easy to use

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people