Boxcryptor : Encrypt & Protect Cloud Storage Data

Boxcryptor is a free tool to encrypt the contents of your cloud storage accounts to protect them from being hacked and misused. The encrypted data on your cloud storage accounts becomes useless for hackers, even if they manage to break into your cloud storage accounts. Boxcryptor supports all the popular cloud storage services like Dropbox,, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync and all the others cloud services that allow WebDAV access. Boxcryptor can be used to encrypt your data on any of these cloud services in Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

When you install the Boxcryptor on your computer or mobile phone, it offers you to create either a Boxcryptor account or a local account. The Boxcryptor account can be used on multiple devices while the local account is to be used locally on your computer (the access data is stored locally). The local accounts can be converted into Boxcryptor accounts anytime.


During the account creation wizard, you also have to choose a plan for Boxcryptor. There are three types of plans available – free plan, unlimited personal plan and the unlimited commercial plan. The free plan uses AES-256 bit encryption but does not allow multiple providers at the same time.


After the account has been created and you have logged into the Boxcryptor account, it will create a special drive with drive letter X: which is always encrypted. If you want to encrypt any folder or file, you can drag-n-drop it into this X: drive. Boxcryptor automatically detects the commonly used folders by different cloud services and adds them to the X: drive. In addition, you can right-click on any of the folders or files and choose Boxcryptor → Encrypt from the context menu to encrypt them.


In the settings for the Boxcryptor, you can add more locations that you want to be encrypted, create groups, manage your account, change the drive letter for the Boxcryptor drive, and enable filename encryption to add an extra layer of security.


Conclusion: Boxcryptor provides easy encryption for all the major cloud service providers like, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync and more. Boxcryptor is an ideal choice if you want to protect your sensitive data on cloud storage accounts from hackers.

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