AxCrypt is used to share and work with stored documents, and e-mail attachments, in a secure manner. If your documents reside on a document sharing service, intranet or file server AxCrypt is especially well suited and will usually seamlessly integrate, and make sharing and storing sensitive data as easy as not protecting it. AxCrypt is great for protecting your documents such as private letters, correspondence, job information, medical information, financial details stored on a local hard disk or network server.
Just right-click any document file and encrypt it with AxCrypt. Viewing and opening for update is just as convenient as before encryption due to AxCrypt's automatic decryption/open/re-encryption function.
If you use a Key-File on a diskette or USB thumb drive, your files will be encrypted to the highest level of protection as long the Key-File is kept secret.
To encrypt a file, right-click it in Windows Explorer, select 'AxCrypt > Encrypt' and enter a pass phrase plus the path to an optional strong key file.
To edit or view an encrypted file - just double-click it.
The following are features that really set it apart from all other file encryption tools
Double-click to edit/view with any application.
Automatic re-encryption after modification.
Absolutely no user configuration necessary or possible before use.
Open source under GNU General Public License.
12 languages in one executable distribution.
Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming.
Windows 2003/XP/Vista/2008/7/8/10 32- and 64-bit compatible.
AES encryption with 128-bit keys.
Edit an encrypted document directly with double-click.
Optional pass phrase cache - type pass phrases once per logon and/or reboot.
Automatic pass phrase validation before decryption or editing.
Key-File generation and support.
No options or user interface - easy to install and use.
Relatively light-weight, less than 1Mb download
Extensive command-line interface.
Server mode options.
Support for files larger than 4GB (except for self-decrypting files).
Dynamic brute force counter measure - iterative key wrapping.
Integrates well with web based file sharing services.
Selective compression before encryption - faster downloads/uploads.
Retains original file name and information of an encrypted file.
Shredding of all temporary and encrypted plaintext files.
Secure memory handling - no keys or data in the paging file.
Industry standard algorithms.
Data integrity verification - no undetected modification.
Unique data encryption keys used for every file and (re-)encryption.
Easy to add more languages - contact me (I'm especially looking for Nordic languages)!
Open source - no backdoors.
Private branding support for commercial or corporate versions.
Homepage : https://www.axcrypt.net/
Changelog : http://www.axcrypt.net/documentation/release-notes/