Editors' reviewThis application's user-friendly design makes it easy to encrypt and compress your files. Genie 2013's interface is simple, and even the beginner will have few problems with its wizard-like approach to file encryption. You can choose one of two encryption options, Containers or Archives. Containers can only be opened with the program, while Archives comes with a self-decrypting batch file so users can decode it without using Genie 2013. In addition to the program's step-by-step guide, we liked the simple drag-and-drop method for easily adding files and folders for encryption. Though most encryption software includes a generator to create more secure passwords, Genie 2013 also includes an indicator that lets you know the strength of random or user-specified passwords. The program uses the AES 256-encryption algorithm and creates passwords up to 32 characters. You also can set the SMTP configurations to send encrypted files as attachments via e-mail. Unlike other encryption programs, this one doesn't include extras such as a secure file shredder. We don't consider this application to be a powerhouse, but users looking for a straightforward file-encryption tool will appreciate Genie 2013's ease of use.
Genie 2013 is an innovative and powerful wizard based file encryption software. It can create self-decrypting archives and encrypted file containers that can hold hundreds of files and folders. It can also compress and e-mail the created archives and containers.
Version 1.16 fixes a few moderate bugs and improves user support and e-mail settings security.