MySafe for Mac

MySafe for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    8,604
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The frequent use of a computer by multiple users may lead, on many occasions, to some unpleasant incidents. Whether it's a home computer or an office computer, we often store personal files and we want to be the only ones to have access to them. MySafe for Mac allows you to easily create virtual password-protected folders where you can store any kind of files.

Even though it's available as freeware, in order to use all features of MySafe for Mac, it is mandatory that you request a license via e-mail. Without the license you can only create folders of up to 100MB and you will not be notified when someone tries to open the folder. The only downside of this license procedure is that you'll find out about it only after you have made all the configurations. Without the license, if the folder size exceeds 100MB, you'll have to start over with the setup. Installing this app is easily done through drag-and-drop, anywhere on the hard disk. It is a standalone app and its name can be changed in order to hide it from other users.

A default built-in feature of the Mac OS X allows you to create password-protected folders. However, MySafe for Mac achieves this much more quickly, with the help of a friendly and intuitive interface. This app will be welcomed by anyone who wishes to protect their files and folders from others using the same machine.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Use Apple's provided Disk Utility instead"

May 21, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: MySafe 6.2

Pros

Quicker creation of what you can already do in Disk Utility. Unique icons.

Cons

You can do the same thing already in Apple's provided Disk Utility. I've been doing it for years.

Summary

Huh? Maybe this is useful for newbies. But I find this to be unnecessary as I have been doing the same thing using Apple's provided Disk Utility for years. There are plenty of tutorials on the Internet on how to created encrypted, password protected sparsedisk and sparse bundle disk images with 128-bit or 256-bit encryption. It works beautifully and keeps the surveillance goons out of your business.

It bothers me that you have to 'license' this thing to get any decent use out of it when in fact there isn't much of anything new here. PASS!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2
  • Automatically close safe option
  • Options can now be changed on Lite version
  • Expandable safe: In the Full version now you set the Maximum size in GO. But if safe is empty, it will not use this space. If you have deleted files from your safe: Empty the trash will safe is open. Close it to choose an option. this will automatically compact safe size.
  • Security question: When you set a password, you also can set a security question and answer. When trying to open MySafe, if password is not entered. It sends you the mail, and pop the question. If answer correct it displays the password.
  • View Photo archives
  • Options can now be changed later
  • New design
  • Bug fixed for OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
General
Publisher MySafe
Publisher web site http://mysafe.co
Release Date April 11, 2013
Date Added May 20, 2013
Version 6.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.36MB
File Name MySafe52.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,604
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Lite version will make a 100 MB safe, only for you to test it. (Full version safe size is unlimited)The license is FREE if you LIKE and Post a comment on FaceBook or YouTube or CNet.
Price Free

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