Boxcryptor is a program that protects your files in the cloud
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BoxCryptor offers a reliable solution to store private files in a perfectly secured environment. It helps you prevent other users from accessing your sensitive files while also being able to access them yourself from various locations, in a convenient manner. BoxCryptor has been specifically created to help securing the files that you upload to cloud storage systems, regardless of the cloud storage provider of your choice, may it be Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync,, or any other major one. Moreover, it also supports all the clouds that use the WebDAV standard (Cubby, Strato HiDrive, and ownCloud).

BoxCryptor is very easy-to-use and intuitive. It makes sure that anyone will be able to use it without any problems, therefore it keeps things as simple as possible. Even though it’s simple, it still provides access to some handy additional options, such as the possibility to select the letter of the encrypted drive, its location, and so on.

A thing that may concern many about this program is the fact that it offers no password recovery options. If it happens and you forget or lose the program, there’s no second chance. This might indeed endanger your access to your files, so make sure it simply won’t happen and keep your password at hand.

In conclusion, BoxCryptor is a nice security tool that works as intended and has a really appealing price, especially considering other similar tools. It surely is one of the best of its kind.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use and simple.
  • Supports many cloud storage services.
  • Allows selecting the location and the drive letter for the encrypted drive.


  • There's no recovery solution in case you forget the access password.
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