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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 18, 2009

Flexcrypt offers people the opportunity to encode e-mails and IM chats, so unauthorized users cannot read the information. There are many situations where this capability may prove useful in home and business, however, users are advised to read the Help file before using Flexcyrpt Free to get the best results.

This unlimited-use download operates from a simple control panel that allows the user to write encoded messages. Tabs separate various functions, allowing the user to simply encrypt text or to send encrypted text via e-mail or instant messenger. Creating this secret language is as simple as entering text into the box and selecting a button that automatically encrypts after a password is chosen. The first tab allows you to encrypt text and copy it into any application. The second lets you enter e-mail addresses so that all communications will be encrypted. With the designated password, recipients can decipher the text whether they have Flexcrypt Free installed or not, as long as they're using a local e-mail client (and not a Web-based e-mail client, such as Yahoo). The third is for IMs, and recipients will need to have a copy of the program installed to read encrypted messages.

While we liked the tabbed approach for the key functions and found the program easy to use overall, the Help file is a must for users new to encryption programs. That said, Flexcrypt Free lets users rest a little easier knowing their communications are safe from prying eyes.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4.0.4009

New installer; New trial-period (7 days); Minor 64-bit issues fixed; Minor Outlook 2010 issues fixed

General

Date Added October 7, 2010
Version 3.4.0.4009

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

INTRODUCTION: Flexcrypt is an encryption software that provides encrypted communication, encrypted storage and secure delete. Flexcrypt can encrypt your Emails, Texts, Files, MSN/ICQ messages and Hard drive. QUICK DESCRIPTION OF FUNCTIONS: * EMAIL encryption requires the usage of a local email client (not webmail). Enter the receivers address in Flexcrypt, and the emails will be encrypted. Send the emails in your regular email client. Choose between three types of encryption: Winzip PK (for new users) and Winzip AES or Open PGP. Receivers do not need extra software to decrypt. * TEXT encryption is a copy/paste encryption of Any text in Any application. Perfect for webmail users! Also possible to encrypt/decrypt Online at www.flexcrypt.com FILE encryption, simply right-click on any file in order to encrypt it. * MSN and ICQ encryption requires both sender and receiver to install Flexcrypt. Add receivers MSN or ICQ ID and the messages will be encrypted. * HARD DRIVE encryption creates a virtual encrypted drive that expands as more data is stored. * Shredding of any file by simple right-click. This is a secure removal of sensitive material All encryption (except OpenPGP emails) is done with AES 256 bit encryption algorithm + a password that is entered by the user. Demos and more information available at: www.flexcrypt.com .