HOWTO | Secure files using Encrypto
1 Select files to be encrypted
After downloading Encrypto, any file or folder that you want to encrypt can simply be dragged and dropped into the box in the middle of your screen. When the files have been added, the process will immediately begin, and convert your file into one with a ‘.crypto’ file extension.
2 Create a password
Your Encrypto password can be accompanied by a specific hint. Type the password into the top dialogue box, then add your clue underneath. To ensure you don’t make any typos, you can click the Show button to see your password in full, rather than a black dot per character.
3 Share your files
Using the drop-down menu at the bottom, you can decide how you want to send your files. As well as OS X’s default apps like Mail, Encrypto allows you to use any thirdparty extension on your Mac. You can also keep the encrypted file on your computer using the Save As option.
4 Decrypt your files
To decrypt a file or folder that you’ve received or created, drag the encrypted icon into the Encrypto box – the app will ask for the password and display the hint. When the correct answer is given, a sleek animation shows the file being unlocked, allowing you to view a preview, or save it.