A multipurpose encryption app with key features available across multiple platforms.
|Link||Paranoia Works Mobile|
|Several encryption tools in one place, multiple strong encryption algorithms, password generator and manager; cross-platforms; ads free.|
|Some advanced features only available in the paid version.|
Keeping your sensitive information safe and secure helps minimize risks of data theft.
Secure Folder reviewed below gives you a way to keep your personal data in a sandbox on your mobile device for additional security and privacy, but your data leaves your device when you are sending out messages or files that contain private and sensitive information.
One of the best ways in this case is to encrypt your confidential files or messages with strong passwords before you share them with others.
Among many encryption tools that are available from the Google Play store, SSE – File & Text Encryption offered by Paranoia Works meets this need. It offers multiple tools in one app, comprising File/Directory Encryptor, Text Encryptor, Password Vault and other utilities.
Several key components of the app are also made available in iOS and desktop versions (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) and online web-based versions for free.
SSE, or Secret Space Encryptor, uses strong encryption algorithms, such as AES (256-bit), RC6 (256-bit), Serpent (256-bit), Twofish (256-bit), GOST (256-bit) and Blowfish (448-bit).
Encrypted files and folders come with an .enc extension, with options available for wiping source files after encryption and deleting .enc files after decryption.
One good point for using this service to encrypt files and folders is that they are not restricted to Android users but natively supported with its companion application SSE File Encryptor for PC running in Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.
Besides the useful encryption tools, both Password Generator and Clipboard Cleaner are handy utilities put in place convenient for use whenever you need them. The Password Vault is also a bonus but it is rather simplistic when compared to fully-featured password managers like Keepass2Android.