HOWTO | set up and ma nage lock­ers

Mac Format - - IMPROVE -

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Get started

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Re­mote ac­cess

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).

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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.

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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.

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