BitClamp

Encrypt files in a snap

Everyone has sensitive data on their Mac and there's always the risk of it falling into the wrong hands. What you need to do is encrypt those files so that they stay protected. BitClamp offers up a simple solution to keep your data safe. View full description

PROS

  • Fast and strong encryption
  • Drag and drop
  • Confirm your password
  • Covert files

CONS

  • No Automator support yet

Very good
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Everyone has sensitive data on their Mac and there's always the risk of it falling into the wrong hands. What you need to do is encrypt those files so that they stay protected. BitClamp offers up a simple solution to keep your data safe.

The application is very easy to use: just drag and drop the files you want to encrypt onto the BitClamp window. All you'll have to do next is press the "Encrypt" button to protect your files. You'll also have to check the settings to set the encryption according to your needs. While this is fairly easy to do, having Automator support would have allowed you to encrypt really quickly. Not too worry though, as this feature will be available in the next version.

BitClamp offers three different encryption methods (Blowfish - 448Bit, AES - 256 Bit, Serpent - 256Bit) which will ensure good protection. Just for security, the application will ask you to confirm your password after you have entered it. You'll also be able to compress particularly large files under the gzip format.

Remember the fake hairspray in which you could hide money? BitClamp lets you do more or less the same with covert files. You'll be able to give them any name or file extension to hide them from anyone.

Thanks to drag and drop and multiple encryption methods, BitClamp is a solid tool to protect your files in a snap.

For the end user BitClamp is a simple to use, secure, fast, drag and drop application with all the look and feel of an application designed in Cocoa. However just as files move between different platforms, so do users and so the application was developed in high performance C++, with a REALbasic UI, so that it will not only work on your Mac, but in the future also on your Mac running Windows, and of course your Windows PC.

By sticking to industry standard encryption BitClamp is remarkably strong and secure, and offers you a choice of algorithms (Blowfish - 448Bit, AES - 256 Bit, Serpent - 256Bit). The overall theme of 'simplicity and ease of use' is enhanced by the use of Sparkle to automatically upgrade to new versions.

You have the ability to conduct Covert operations on your files. By giving them totally unrelated names, your encrypted data can masquerade as any file type and name that you like, so for example familypics.jpg could in fact be that killer business plan that you don't want anyone to know about. BitClamp is smart - it will see beneath this masquerade and still recognise that it should decrypt the file when it is dropped into the application.

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BitClamp 1.5