Provides on-the-fly encryption giving you transparent access and quick cloud-sync for encrypted files.
Pros & Cons:
BoxCryptor and Viivo both use a virtual-drive interface that provides plaintext access for the user. Files and folders are encrypted/decrypted in transit to/from that virtual drive to a real folder using on-the-fly encryption. The real folder can be located in an internal or external drive, and is most often used with cloud-storage providers. You work transparently with virtual (plaintext) local files.
Note: This two location approach can users open to a fatal mistake. Files to be encrypted must always be placed in the virtual (decrypted) local drive. If you accidentally place them directly in a cloud-facing folder, they will not be encrypted. It can be hard to always remember that, and there is no warning or other indication of mistakes.
BoxCryptor was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 2.15.