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LockXLS

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 22, 2009

LockXLS offers several solutions for protecting your Excel data. With Lock XLS, you can add password protection or more complex security measures to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It's a particularly handy tool for helping businesses secure sensitive data.

Lock XLS looks like a useful program for companies or individuals wanting to protect spreadsheet data from malicious or accidental tampering or limit access to confidential information. The program's interface is clean, simple, and easy to navigate. LockXLS comes with a helpful few sample files that speed up the learning process. An extensive built-in Help manual explains the program's features step by step. We were able to get up and running with the program by briefly consulting the Help file and the program's examples. The program offers several different solutions for "locking" documents, everything from simple password protection to options for more detailed and specific user access. There are also options to lock or hide parts of spreadsheets with a feature that makes your formulas invisible to viewers. You can even prevent users from copying data into existing spreadsheets, which is a handy feature that can help prevent data from being accidentally overwritten. Users should be able to figure out how to protect their spreadsheets with LockXLS in no time.

This is a 15-day trial version of the software. This program would be an asset to anyone wanting to protect the security and integrity of their Excel files, and we recommend it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6.25

Version 4.6.25 has fixed compatibility problems with Excel 2010.

General

Release April 5, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 4.6.25

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,809
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Developer's Description

LockXLS adds copy protection features to your Excel workbook. It makes formulas and VBA code unavailable to your customers, adds various registration options--generates hardware based Computer Code, creates Activation Code to unlock the workbook on your customer's PC, customizes the messages shown to customers during registration. The locked workbook may have a trial period and a splash screen. Also it will be converted to an application, which runs on Excel but has no other external dependencies making it easy to distribute. There is no need for you to write a code which creates hardware dependent Computer Codes, registration interface and other features needed for distribution. All of them are provided by LockXLS, you should only select only the needed options in the project and enter your own messages.

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