There are occasions where we need to safeguard a file or a folder that contains sensitive information. This is especially true if you are storing the files online. The program that I use on a regular basis to accomplish this is EncryptOnClick (by 2BrightSparks). EncryptOnClick meets four of my conditions when it comes to encryption software:
- It is not here today and gone tomorrow. I have been using this program going on 5 years (or more) and it continues to be improved and up-to-date with changes in the operating system;
- It is very easy to use. Many encryption programs can be difficult to understand and navigate. EncryptOnClick is not one of them;
- It can be made portable to carry around on my flashdrive (or stored online for quick download). This is important since I use EncryptOnClick as my main encryption program (at home and at work);
- It is a very secure method of encryption (256-bit AES encryption) that is password protected. The encryption file result is also compressed to make the file smaller.