There are many reliable cloud storage apps that you could use on your Windows 8 tablet or desktop device, but this one is kind of special. If you’re new to the service, you have probably guessed by its name that it has got to do with security and encryption. Read below for more.
The rise of so many cloud storage services and solution has created also the need to make safe and secure the files that we’re uploading. That’s why, to differentiate themselves from the competition, some of them are attracting users with secured connections and other safety features. But there’s a standalone service that you could use on all of your cloud storage accounts and it’s now been released as an app on the Windows Store – Boxcryptor.
By using the official Boxcryptor app for Windows 8 and even Windows RT, you can encrypt the files you upload the to the following cloud storage providers: Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box.net, SugarSync, Egnyte, Strato HiDrive, Telekom Cloud, Cubby, GMX MediaCenter, Web.de Smartdrive, Livedrive, Yandex Disk, CloudSafe and others. You can definitely go ahead and add this app to the collection of essential Windows 8 security apps that everyone should have.
With Boxcryptor, you can encrypt your files before uploading them to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and many other providers without sacrificing safety, privacy, or comfort. Easily encrypt your files locally and access them via your Windows 8 device – anywhere and anytime. Your cloud provider only receives encrypted files and you keep control of your data!
The app comes with a size of only 3.1 megabytes and can be downloaded for free from Windows Store (link at the end), and it lets you secure files with AES-256 and RSA encryption levels. If you choose a paid plan, which is aimed at business users, you can get access to filename encryption, unlimited providers, devices and support. Of course, the app also offers decryption for the files you no longer need to protect.