The crew at WellRedApps is doing its part to make Mac file encryption a little more affordable by offering its DropKey for OS X as a free app through the Mac App Store. The app is regularly priced at US$29.99, but will be free through the weekend.
DropKey uses 256-bit public-key cryptography, or public and private key sets to encrypt files and limit who can see the contents to only the people you share your public key with.
DropKey is free through the weekend
The application supports drag-and-drop encryption, can auto-group multiple files into a single encrypted archive, and can add the encrypted files it creates to email messages as attachments. Public keys from people that share files with you are stored in Address Book as part of their contact card.
“With so many files being sent insecurely, we thought it’d be great to create a super-easy way to keep those files away from prying eyes,” WellRedApps CEO Ian Schray told The Mac Observer. “DropKey was born out of that commitment to simplicity.”