Crypto123

Crypto123


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
Be the first to rate this product!

Quick Specs

Version:
1.04
File Size:
351.74KB
Date Added:
August 10, 2007
Price:
Free to try; $10.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
729
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' review

This simple-looking app lets you securely store text files in an encrypted, password-protected form. Whats more, you can embed encrypted messages in other files, increasing the security for the file.

Crypto123s apparent simplicity is deceptive. Although this shareware is essentially a text editor, like Notepad, it offers more bells and whistles add extra security to your files. As a text editor, it offers a very simple interface: a pane with multiple tabs for creating and securing documents. It has basic formatting options: different font faces, sizes, and colors.

Any novice can master Crypto123's functions in a matter of minutes. Each tabs clearly defined prompts--for creating, opening, or saving a text file; setting a password for encrypting or decrypting; embedding a file within another file; and extracting a hidden file from another file--make navigating the apps functions a very simple matter.

Crypto123 performed well in our tests. Even embedding an encrypted text file in a graphics file was a piece of cake--the embedding process required only a few seconds. And we found no tell-tale clues regarding the hidden file in the output file's Properties dialog box afterward. However, we must note that extracting this small encrypted file from the graphics file required several minutes.

Crypto123 is suitable for saving essential information. For this reason, the developers recommend Crypteditor for saving passwords, serial numbers, and other info that should be stored securely. Being able to password protect an encrypted file that's further hidden within another file adds an extra layer of security to this essential info. There's a nag screen at launch that is only minimally annoying, but the shareware fee is minimal and a bargain for the simplicity and functionality offered by this app.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Crypto123
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Crypto123

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK