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Editors' Review

by   / March 25, 2015

MacFort enables you to easily encrypt and protect your most sensitive files.


Clear prompts: When you first open MacFort, it gives you very clear prompts to walk you through creating your first vault. This is the encrypted portion of your computer where you can store any specific items that you want to keep protected. Even if it is your first time using additional encryption software, you should have no problem creating a vault and protecting your first files.

Clean interface: MacFort does a very good job of sticking to a minimalist design strategy. It gives you a simple row of control icons and a listing of your vaults. This makes the program look good, while also making it easier to use.

Customizable security: The best thing about this software is how it allows you to put security exactly where you want it. You can drag anything you want into a given vault, thereby protecting it with a password. This is a great way to put additional security on your important files without having the stress of entering a password every time you want to open something innocuous on your computer.


Lack of manual uninstall: One of the best things about OS X was how easy it was to uninstall apps by just dragging them to the trash. MacFort comes with a clear warning that you must use the included uninstaller rather than using the old method. This is cumbersome compared to simply dragging apps to the trash.

Bottom Line

If you've ever wished you could boost security on certain important files, MacFort is for you. It is easy to set up and is completely customizable, so you get the exact amount of security you want and nothing more.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MacFort for Mac

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

  • IMPROVED: Works better with OS X El Capitan.
  • NEW: Add the ability to encrypt Day One Journal with password protection.
  • NEW: Also add encryption support to Notes, Reminders.
  • IMPROVED: Improved support for Evernote6.


Publisher MadowSoft
Publisher web site
Release Date October 06, 2015
Date Added October 06, 2015


Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Download Information

File Size 4.14MB
File Name MacFort.dmg


Total Downloads 5,244
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $25
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