HOWTO | set up and ma nage lockers
Get Viivo from viivo.com. Double-click its disk image, then double-click the installer on it and follow the prompts, choosing ‘I don’t have an account’ when prompted. Enter your name, email and chosen password (see the tips box) Review and accept the terms, then click Next.
Set up folder sync
Viivo will ask whether you want to keep a decrypted copy of your files somewhere – click Yes to create a folder that will stay in sync with your encrypted one going forward. Do not put this folder online. Click Next, choose where this folder should reside, then click Next again.
Access your files
All encrypted files in the online folder gain the .viivo extension. You can open them directly on your Mac – Viivo will automatically open and decrypt the files to a temporary folder, allowing you to make changes. When saved, the file is updated and then re-encrypted.
Finish setting up
Click the confirmation link in the welcome email. Return to the installer and click Next. After a short pause, Viivo’s main window will open to the Lockers page. Lockers are Viivo’s name for encrypted folders; a free account can have up to five. Click Create New to set one up.
Review and sync
Review your first locker’s settings (click Back to make any changes) and then click Finish. Files in the original folder are encrypted, while decrypted copies remain in the synced one. Encrypted versions of files you put in the latter will be uploaded to the cloud, and vice versa.
To access your files on another computer or a supported mobile device, you’ll need to install the relevant client or app and authorise it to access your account. The mobile app works with the relevant mobile cloud apps, and .viivo files opened from other sources (such as email).
Select a folder
Viivo will try to detect popular cloud services and set up shortcut buttons, or you can click the magnifying glass to manually select a folder. Whichever route you take, we suggest you use a dedicated folder in your cloud storage rather than encrypting all it contains. Click Next.
Share with others
Click the Sharing button next to a locker to share it with someone – they’ll need their own Viivo account and the app to access it. Enter the email address they use for Viivo and click Add. You can revoke access simply by clearing the box next to the person’s name.