Download File Encryption - Best Software & Apps

  • 7-Zip

    18.050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2301 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with main archive formats, Good choice of update modes, Split archives to specific sizes, Compress to 5 different archive formats
    • CONS: No virus scan, No file repair tool, Can’t set file encryption level
  • ZenMate VPN for Chrome

    6.3.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    1689 votes
    • Bandizip

      6.14

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A powerful file compressor with a lot of features

      8
      256 votes
      • PROS: Stylish design, Can support different file formats, Offers a lot of options, Archiving is fast
      • CONS: Interface is too simple, Cannot customize interface, Cannot create some formats, Settings window immediately upon install
    • WinZip for Windows 10

      1.1.159

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Zip and unzip with style

      7
      106 votes
      • PROS: Impeccable design, File encryption, Easy to navigate, Compatible with Dropbox, Drive, SkyDrive
      • CONS: Only .zip and .zipx files, "Empty" kind of look
    • OpenSSH

      p1 6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Prevent security attacks on your system

      7
      95 votes
      • PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
      • CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
    • PeaZip

      6.6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

      9
      647 votes
      • PROS: Support for many formats, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Very comfortable to use, Very good advanced features
      • CONS: Doesn't support creation of RAR files
    • Transmission

      2.94

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Super lightweight Bittorrent client

      8
      380 votes
      • PROS: Prioritize and set stall times, Set global and per-torrent connections, Speed limit mode, Label, filter and sort by groups, Encryption, Extensive display info
      • CONS: No advanced statistics, Anonymous connections removed
    • Video Password Protect

      1.2.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Easy-to-Use Tool that Password-Locks Your Videos

      0
      1 vote
      • PROS: Supports multiple audio and video formats, High-level encryption
      • CONS: Watermark on trial files, $39.95 is still steep
    • PureVPN

      5.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

      9
      53 votes
      • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
      • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
    • Stuffit Expander

      2011 15.0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

      6
      257 votes
      • PROS: Drag and drop interface, Over 30 supported formats, 512 and AES 256-bit encryption
      • CONS: Installs a lot of extra components, Doesn't archive - only decompresses
    • Glary Utilities

      5.111

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Great utility kit for PC maintenance

      8
      3218 votes
      • PROS: Excellent selection of utilities, Convenient category organization, Great interface, very easy to use
      • CONS: No configuration settings in some tools, No dedicated assistant for Firefox
    • M3 Bitlocker Decryption Free

      5.5.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A recovery tool for damaged and encrypted drives

      9
      82 votes
      • PROS: Can recover encrypted drives, Simple interface
      • CONS: May not work, Crashes sometimes
    • BitTorrent Sync

      2.0.28

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Android
      Mac
      Windows Phone

      Quickly share and synchronize files on all your devices

      7
      17 votes
      • PROS: Quick and easy P2P file-sharing, High speed file transfer, Unlimited storage and sharing, Excellent usability and QR management, 256-Bit data encryption
      • CONS: Documentation could be improved, Menu options a bit scarce
    • TrueCrypt

      7.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free open-source disk encryption software

      8
      292 votes
      • PROS: Free to use, Step-by-step encryption, Fairly straightforward, Saves encryptions in RAM, Also available for Mac
      • CONS: Will delete existing folders rather than encrypt them instantly
    •  ZenMate VPN for iOS

      4.2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Android

      Proprietary VPN software for smartphone users

      9
      31 votes
      • PROS: A free seven-day trial version of this software is currently offered., All data is kept private through the use of advanced encryption software.
      • CONS: A subscription will eventually be necessary to continue accessing this software., This bundle is not currently available in China.
    • Secure Folder

      1.1.02.12

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows

      A Free program for Android‚ by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

      8
      14 votes
      • PDF Cracker

        2.80

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Professional Software to Decrypt Blocked PDF Files

        8
        5 votes
        • PROS: Details of the PDF file are always presented., advanced forms of encryption can be removed., A desktop shortcut is included., A help wizard is included during installation.
        • CONS: Not all files can be unblocked., Smartphones are not supported., Bulk decryptions cannot be performed., The trial version lacks many important features.
      • File Locker

        5.5

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A trial version Security program for Windows

        6
        101 votes
        • M3 Mac Bitlocker Loader

          4.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Get your files out of that pesky bitlocker limbo

          8
          52 votes
          • PROS: Simple to use, Aids in data recovery, Reasonably fast speeds
          • CONS: Can't remove encryption
        • MyWinLocker

          4.0.14.29

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          File and folder encryption software to keep your confidential information safe

          6
          116 votes
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          32.943807.8Mac
          418.05023017.7Windows
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