1. Hide files and folders from the prying eyes of other people using your Mac
This is the most simple and straightforward method. Secret Folder for Mac is an application allowing you to build a list of file folders, which you may turn visible or invisible with a simple click. In addition, the application launch can be password-protected. This protection system is based on the principle that no person will attempt to open a file he/she cannot see or knows about.
Secret Folder for Mac constitutes the perfect solution if you wish to prevent occasional users of your Mac to view, open, or change files or documents while browsing the contents of your hard drive.
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2. Protect files and folders by placing them in an encrypted and password-protected space
This is the safest way to protect your information. It protects your information from occasional users of your Mac as well as from hackers, who may attempt a malicious access to your data. Protect Files for Mac creates protected spaces that can be stored in your Hard Disk or an USB stick. A password is required to access the data. This solution uses the disk image with AES-encryption technology provided by the Mac OS X. This technology is one of the security mechanisms historically adopted by many governments for data protection purposes.
Indeed, Protect Files for Mac constitutes the perfect solution should you need to password-encrypt your data after work to prevent any bona fide or malicious use by others.
3. Use encryption to protect files to store or share
Compress a file or group of files in a folder into a format that supports password-protected encryption: .zip, .dmg, or .7z. Once files are compressed, Compress Files for Mac can automatically store them in a specific location on your hard drive, or attach them to an e-mail message for eventual delivery to the final recipient by e-mail (removing, if so specified, the original files for added security).
Compress Files for Mac constitutes the ideal solution for those wishing to compress and store sensitive files, send them via e-mail or store them securely on their hard disks or external media.
4. Send e-mail messages and attachments encrypted with a password
Today we increasingly rely on e-mail for corresponding with friends, colleagues, and clients. Large amounts of sensitive data and confidential information are regularly transferred over the Internet. This has led to a pervasive need for e-mail privacy. Now more than ever, encryption becomes the only solution to protect e-mail correspondence from prying eyes. E-mail Encrypt for Mac is currently the best, top ease-of-use application in that area. To send a message, simply double-click on a person in the contact list and a new message window will appear, already addressed and ready to accept your text as well as any attachments you wish to send along.
Encrypt Email for Mac constitutes the ideal solution for sending secure mail of personal and business nature. Mac recipients will receive a password-protected DMG file while Windows and Linux users will receive a password-protected ZIP file. The user should communicate privately the password to the intended recipients to allow them reading the message text and any attachments thereto.
Together, these are four well-designed, user-centered applications that operate flawlessly while providing the expected functionality.