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MacFort for Mac

By MadowSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 25, 2015

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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 4.9.6.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.9.9.0

  • 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.

General

Release October 6, 2015
Date Added October 6, 2015
Version 4.9.9.0

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,285
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

MacFort is an innovative utility which gives you the ability to easily encrypt and password protect individual files and folders, applications and their associated files. With just 2 clicks, MacFort lets you password protect several applications data on your Mac (Ex: Dropbox, Apple Mail, iPhoto Library, Photos Library, Outlook for Mac, Notes, Reminders, Day One, Evernote, browser history, Contacts, chat history, or any individual files and folders you'd like to keep away from prying eyes.

MacFort will allow you to securely store your important files by creating password protected, encrypted vaults. Using AES 128-bit, or 256-bit encryption algorithms; no one can open an encrypted vault without knowing the correct password. When you open your favorite applications (e.g, Apple Mail), MacFort will prompt you for a password to open the vault - if the password is entered incorrectly, Mail will be prevented from accessing the email messages. Therefore, your important files will be completely inaccessible to anyone who does not know your vault password. Additionally, MacFort will automatically close and lock your vaults as you exit your protected applications.

MacFort also allows you to encrypt and password protect individual folders and files. If you need to password lock individual files or folders, just add them to MacFort through our easy to use application interface, and MacFort will do the rest for you. If you are using MacFort and your Mac becomes lost or is stolen, you know that no one else can read your confidential files. You can even put the encrypted vaults on an external drive or a network drive. With this method, you can save a lot of hard disk space and your data will be protected, secure and recoverable in the event of loss, theft, or system failure. MacFort is also completely compatible with Time Machine.