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Boxcryptor Classic

Boxcryptor Classic

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Password to encrypt/decrypt
  • User-friendly UI
  • Full integration with Dropbox
Cons
  • It's for advanced users
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Give an extra security layer to Dropbox"

Reviewed by / Oct 14, 2011

BoxCryptor allows you to encrypt/decrypt the files you upload to Dropbox

If you're a devoted Dropbox user, you will probably appreciate applying an additional layer of security to the files you upload to the cloud. BoxCryptor allows you to use a password to encrypt and decrypt all files type: photos, music, folders, .exe, etc.

Besides the encryption password, it will be encrypted with a different filename not to show any information about the file content. All the encryption/decryption process is done directly on your phone and your password is never transmitted to any other intermediate. This means, you will have your personal files secure on the cloud. BoxCryptor is fully integrated with Dropbox. The UI is user-friendly: your files will be encrypted and uploaded in a few taps.

This is the free version which has some limited options like: read access only, no app unlock PIN, and only the first two encrypted folder levels are accessible. The paid version remove all these restrictions.

BoxCryptor has been developed by Acomba UG (haftungsbeschränkt). Although this is the only app they've developed so far, they've reaching remarkably success with it.

We appreciate apps that increase the standard level of security. They're added value apps. However, we think Dropbox security level is acceptable and regular maybe don't need that level of security. For those who do need it, that's one of the best options.

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Developer's original description available here
Add an additional security layer to your cloud storage and encrypt your files with Boxcryptor Classic. Boxcryptor Classic allows you to use all popular cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and others without sacrificing safety, privacy, or comfort!

NOTE: If you experience any problems with this app, instead of leaving a 1-star review, we invite you to contact our support to find the best way to help you. You can submit a ticket here: http://support.boxcryptor.com - Thank you!

Boxcryptor Classic is an encryption software optimized for cloud storage. With Boxcryptor Classic for Android you can easily access your encrypted folders via smartphone or tablet. And the best: It's free!

Features:
- Supports all popular cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive. See below the complete list of supported providers.
- Always have your sensitive files with you - and enjoy peace of mind knowing that these are securely encrypted.
- Access all your encrypted documents (photos, music, etc.) in your cloud.
- Encryption and decryption is done directly on your mobile phone or tablet - your password is never transmitted.
- Secure file encryption using the AES-256 standard (Advanced Encryption Standard with a key size of 256 bit).
- App unlock PIN for additional security.
- Limited EncFS compatibility (more details can be found on our website).
- With the Boxcryptor Classic Unlimited versions you can have filename encryption to hide any sensitive information that may be mentioned on the name of a file or folder.

List of supported storage providers:
Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box.net, SugarSync, Egnyte, Strato HiDrive, Telekom Cloud, Cubby, GMX MediaCenter, Web.de Smartdrive, Livedrive, Yandex Disk, CloudSafe and others using WebDAV. Additionally it is possible to encrypt files on your local device storage.
Go to www.boxcryptor.com to find product manuals and more information about Boxcryptor Classic.

Boxcryptor Classic for Android requires the following permissions:
- Network communication: Required for Internet access.
- Storage: Required to read/write files.
- Find accounts: Required for Google Drive support. This allows retrieving your Google account information when - and only when - connecting to Google Drive. You will then be asked to grant access to Boxcryptor Classic for Android to your Google Drive files.
- Prevent device from sleeping: Required for the picture slideshow.

Keywords: encryption, encrypted, AES, security, cloud, cloud storage

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.5.4 (11/20/2013)
* Fixed: Box issues
* Fixed: WebDAV issues
* Fixed: New Android Storage Access Framework could not be used
* Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.5.3 (10/30/2013)
* Added: Translations for French, Spanish, Italian and Russian
* Fixed: Google Drive limits file listing
* Updated: Box SDK
* Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.5.2 (08/07/2013)
* Fixed: Google Drive issues


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Comments and ratings for Boxcryptor Classic
  • (70)

    by parminder singh on 12/06/2014

    Upload failing every time ..error while uploading

  • (70)

    by Vince Lee on 31/05/2014

    Boxcryptor Classic works like a charm. Can't live without it. And it is Free! Thank you for the wonderful app.

  • (70)

    by James Dugan on 30/05/2014

    The only advantage over EncDroid is the ability to share files into it from other apps. Other than that, it has languished. I now use EncDroid and Encfs4win.

  • (70)

    by James Curry on 27/05/2014

    Decided to do my first rating of an app because boxcryptor is so awesome!!!!!!

  • (70)

    by Sylvain Le Bourhis on 12/05/2014

    I use the desktop version to sync my documents to Dropbox. It's neat to be able to access encrypted content from my phone!

  • (70)

    by Garth Johnson on 03/05/2014

    Unlike Encdroid, this app does not seem to allow easy traversal of the file system, nor of accessing multiple encrypted file systems simultaneously

  • (70)

    by Almazick Almaz on 15/04/2014

    Works as expected