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How to Encrypt Files on Mac | Encrypto from MacPaw

Most users are faced daily with the need to send data using the Internet. This simplifies our lives, but, at the same time, constantly exposes us to the risk that our files could fall into the wrong hands. For example, you were at a private party with friends, and now you all need some way to share information or photographs without anyone else knowing about it, or you might need to send your annual financial report to the boss.

To do it in the safest possible way, we recommend that you use the Encrypto Application that will help you to quickly and easily encrypt the files you want. You can learn about all the features or download the application here (free of charge).

It should be noted that Encrypto uses AES 256-bit encryption, making the incredibly secure encryption its main feature. When using this type of data encryption, you can be absolutely certain in the quality of your data’s protection.

An additional level of protection is password protection for each encrypted file, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Read our “Encrypto Review” and learn how to encrypt files using the Encrypto application.

Encrypto Review: Encrypting and Sending Files

Let’s take a look at the application’s features one at a time.

To download the application, as we already mentioned, you will need to go to and select Download in App Store. Install Encrypto and start encrypting the needed data.

The application has a fairly simple and user-friendly design, so you can easily figure out how things work.

Let’s get started. Once launched, Encrypto provides the option of dragging and dropping files directly into the encryption window.

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To begin encrypting the data, click on the arrow, or just drag and drop files into the application.

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Clicking on the ‘+’ button opens a window with folders that store all your files.

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Open the folder and select files. If you need to encrypt and send several documents, photos, images, etc., as usual hold down the Shift key and select the desired files. Then click Open to confirm your selection.

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Enter the password in the Password field, then enter the hint to help you open the encrypted file in the Hint field (optional). It is important to understand that the hint must be the kind that will help the recipients to know the answer, it may be something familiar to your circle of acquaintances, for example, the name of the club where the party was held (of course, the name should be only known to you and the recipient). You can also find easy ways to communicate the decryption password to the recipient. In this case, it’s our favorite car brand AudiA8L.

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When you type in the password, you can activate the Hide button to keep the password you enter visible and thus guarantee the correct spelling of the password.

Next, the application offers two options: Cancel and Encrypt.

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If you choose not to encrypt the file or realize that you selected a file you don’t need, click Cancel to cancel the operation and start over. If everything is fine, click Encrypt, and the application will start encrypting your files.

Once your files have been successfully encrypted, the application will offer you several options:

  1. Start Over
  2. Hide original
  3. Share file

Let’s take a look at each option:

Start Over allows to start over while saving or unselecting the selected files. If you choose to save the encrypted files, click Save and the encrypted files will be saved.

Don’t Save will take you back to the beginning and the encrypted files will not be saved.

Cancel will close the window.

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Having done all the above, you have successfully encrypted your files to be sent. Continue reading “Encrypto Review” post to learn more about this app.

Additional Level of Protection with Hider 2

You should have noticed the Send to Hider 2 button on the application panel. It allows the two applications Encrypto and Hider 2 to work in tandem. Let us tell you a little about this app. If you do not have this wonderful application, you can download it now at Hider 2 allows to hide files on your Mac. Installing this application does not take long, but believe me, it will be very useful, because everyone has files that they would like to hide from prying eyes.

Clicking on the icon described above will bring up the interface of the Hider 2 application. This is what it looks like.

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You can read a more detailed description of the application in our article How to Hide Files on Mac Using Hider 2!

Encrypto Review: Sending Encrypted Files

Now let’s continue our tutorial and learn about sending encrypted data via Mail app!

Encrypto offers us several options for sending files.

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The first thing the application advises is to save the files the old-fashioned way: name your documents and save them all in folder of your choice, but you don’t have to do it this way.

Let us remind you that to decrypt the files the recipient will need to enter the password agreed upon in advance, or, hopefully, guessed with the help of Hints. As you remember, the password for this file is AudiA8l. After entering the password, click the Decrypt button, and Encypto will decrypt the selected file.

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You can save the files to the desired folder, if necessary.

Your recipient can send you his/her reply by going through the same steps.

To send information you can also use Messages, AirDrop and any other app of your choice supported by Encrypto.

Why Encrypto

After our Encrypto Review we had decide that Encrypto is a simple and easy to use application and helps to quickly and securely encrypt and send the necessary data. A user-friendly menu helps save time when learning how to encrypt and decrypt the data. With Encrypto we can easily ensure that the encrypted information remains confidential, intact, and identifiable.

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