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    AxCrypt 2.1.1647 LATEST

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    Windows 10 / Windows 11

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AxCrypt integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. It features password Protect any number of files using strong encryption, right-click integration with Windows Explorer makes AxCrypt the easiest way to encrypt individual files in Windows, many additional features, but no configuration required, encrypts files that are safely and easily sent to other users via e-mail or any other means.

It now offers a new feature called MasterKey and New design for Mac and Android users. Master key is a feature which enables business administrators to recover files of the business members. This eliminates the risk of losing access to critical files. As long as the business has one or a couple administrators who make sure to keep track of their credentials, no documents will ever be lost due to employees leaving or forgetting their passwords.

Keeping your files secured should not be difficult and AxCrypt makes it easier than ever to do so. Open, edit and share a secured file directly with double-click. It will automatically find what Cloud Storage services are installed on your computer and create an AxCrypt folder there.

Sharing a secured file is made directly from the software by choosing the secured file, click the share button and simply select the team member you want to share it to. The recipient just needs a free ID and will be automatically invited via email if necessary. The invitation email contains instructions on how to view and edit the file.

You can store all your passwords and codes online in a secure manner using the password management feature. The appsecures files, individually. However, you can designate folders as ‘secured’. The folders will be monitored for new files, and the app will secure all new files with a single click, or when you sign out.

What`s New

Password Manager: It now offers a state-of-the-art Password Manager as part of its product suite. For just 1 USD per month or 0.83 USD annually, users can enjoy the benefits of a secure and user-friendly password management solution.

Main Features

Mobile Encryption
Encrypt and decrypt files on your Android phone, iOS/iPhone, or tablet from anywhere at any time.

Strong encryption
File security with 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption.

Easy to work with
Open and edit a secured file directly with a double-click.

Multilingual - now available in 13 languages!
The app speaks English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Polish and more to come.

Allow secured files to be opened by other users with their own password.

Password management
Manage and access your passwords seamlessly wherever you are.

Secured folders
Automatically secure new files in designated folders with one click.

Installation and Setup

Installing the program is straightforward. Users can download the software from the official website or FileHorse and follow the on-screen instructions. During the installation process, you can choose to integrate AxCrypt with your file explorer for easier access. Once installed, you'll need to create an account and set a strong passphrase to begin encrypting your files.

How to Use
  • Right-click on the file you want to encrypt.
  • Select "AxCrypt" from the context menu.
  • Choose the encryption options, including recipient access and expiration date.
  • Enter your passphrase.
  • Click "OK" to encrypt the file.
To decrypt a file, double-click on the encrypted file, enter your passphrase, and the file will be decrypted and ready for use.


Is AxCrypt compatible with macOS?
Yes, the app is available for both Windows and macOS, providing cross-platform support.

Can I share encrypted files with others who don't have AxCrypt?
Yes, it allows you to securely share encrypted files with recipients who do not have the app installed. They can decrypt the files using a passphrase you provide.

What happens if I forget my AxCrypt passphrase?
It does not have access to your passphrase, so it's crucial to remember it. If you forget your passphrase, there is no way to recover your encrypted files.

Does AxCrypt work with cloud storage services like Dropbox?
Yes, it integrates with popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive, allowing you to encrypt files before uploading them to the cloud.

Is two-factor authentication (2FA) supported in AxCrypt?
Yes, it supports two-factor authentication (2FA) for enhanced security.


Password Manager - 1 USD/m (For All Users)
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Save unlimited passwords
  • Secure credit cards
  • Secure notes
  • Unlimited devices
  • Generate strong passwords
  • GDPR compliant
  • Secured Private Servers
  • Offline Access and Exportable Data
Premium Plan - 5 USD/m (For Private Users)
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Secured Folders
  • Key Sharing
  • Cloud Storage Awareness
  • Mobile Encryption
  • Account Key Backup
  • Open Shared Keys
  • Include Subfolders
  • Password Management
  • File Wipe
  • Anonymous File Names
  • Password Generator
  • Direct Support
Business Plan - 12.00 USD/m per user.
  • Professional Use
  • Business Priority Support
  • Business Admin
  • Master Key
  • Mobile Encryption
VIEWER (FREE) - You will only be able to decrypt existing files (files you previously encrypted yourself, or files that someone else shared with you).

  • Strong AES-256 encryption
  • NEW Password Manager
  • User-friendly interface
  • Secure file sharing
  • Integration with cloud storage
  • Passphrase management
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Free version has limited features
  • No passphrase recovery option

AxCrypt is a reliable and user-friendly encryption software for Windows PC that provides robust protection for your sensitive files and data. Its seamless integration with popular cloud storage services, strong encryption, and secure sharing options make it a valuable tool for individuals and businesses seeking to enhance their data security.

While the FREE version offers basic encryption capabilities, the premium version unlocks advanced features and support, making it a worthwhile investment for those with more demanding security needs. Overall, AxCrypt is a solid choice for anyone looking to safeguard their digital assets with ease.

Note: A 30 day trial of the Premium is included and will start when you activate your account. After that, it reverts to the free edition, with the following missing features: AES-256 encryption (AES-128 encryption only), Secured Folders, Key Sharing, Cloud Storage Awareness, Password Management, File Wipe, Anonymous File Names, Password Generator, Direct Support.

Also Available: Download AxCrypt for Mac

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What's new in this version:

AxCrypt 2.1.1647
- Add Password Manager product, bug fixes and improvements
- Send Feedback button should redirect to AxCrypt Forum
- Default language should be used while creating My AxCrypt folder in a documents folder
- Translations and Texts Maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1636
- Added Arabic language in the desktop app
- Update copyright year to 2023 in desktop app
- Translations and Texts Maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1630
Minor update with usability enhancements:
- AXC-1159: Implement cached unshared user list auto-complete dropdown in share key dialog

AxCrypt 2.1.1629
- AXC-965: Change password button redirect to account site
- AXC-1142: Design changes in desktop apps
- AXC-1154: Redesign the key sharing in desktop
- AXC-1161: Update copyrights year to 2022
- AXC-1182: Restrict free users to use secure delete from file explorer
- AXC-783: Translations and Texts Maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1618
Minor update with usability enhancements:
- AXC-875: Swap the add more users and priority support button positions
- AXC-895: Expired subscription popup in windows app

AxCrypt 2.1.1617
- AXC:831: Implement new design in windows

AxCrypt 2.1.1615
Update with usability enhancements and improvements:
- AXC-783: Translations and Texts Maintenance
- AXC-807: Use new colors in the desktop apps

AxCrypt 2.1.1611
Minor update with usability enhancements and improvements:
- Add language choice on first start of the app
- Sync phraseapp text contents

AxCrypt 2.1.1606
- Rename Axantum to AxCrypt in all projects
- Add new API’s to support AppStore purchase
- Sync Phraseapp Text Contents
- Replace trial in desktop apps with just information and a link to buy-page (logged in if possible)
- Add extra parameter in Login link to trigger purchasing information

AxCrypt 2.1.1598
- Change log not available for this version

AxCrypt 2.1.1585

- Invitation dialog
- Remove from Recent Files list options are enabled when file is open and decrypted
- Add possibility to remove key sharing recipients from the list of known recipients
- Drag and dropped files to recent files do not display decrypted file name
- Info dialog about opening without asking is displayed even when asking for file password
- Update copyright year in about
- Max button size is too small
- Enable ‘Change Password’ even when signed out
- Desktop notification when a lengthy operation has completed
- Warning popup when skipping ignored files
- Enable open file while logged out
- Update Code Signing certificate
- When inviting users, allow the inviter to select recipient language
- When inviting a user, a free-text-field should be included for a personal message
- Help button missing in initial information signup dialog
- Password reset disabled after local reset
- Should hide/remove the share key icon after encrypting a file in the recent files tab
- Key share icon should display in recent files tab once key share the file
- Get premium/Try premium text should be translated when changing the languages
- ArgumentOutOfRangeException when using close(x) icon to close the app startup alert popups
- Do not allow the user to exit the AxCrypt app when encrypted files are pending
- Error message should be displayed when the entered activation code is wrong
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1573
- Encrypt extra files in the work folder when cleaning it
- Let deleted “My AxCrypt” folders stay deleted
- Removed file is not removed from recent files view automatically, and can’t be removed manually
- Upgrade to 256-bit from 128-bit encryption
- Add structural integrity check of encrypted file
- When inactivity signout is disabled, also disable sleep and screen saver sign out
- Add ‘verify file’ function which will not try to decrypt the file, but only verify the HMAC
- No file name shown in error message when encrypting pending files
- Rename to original causes ArgumentNullException
- Password reset should add email=user-email to URL
- Do not encrypt “hidden” or “system” files
- Update subscription status when clicking “Try Premium” etc
- Not all available private keys tried when decrypting shared files
- Enable Trial mode immediately
- UserKeyPair comparison returns equal when not, sometimes
- Getting a public key may not get the most recent valid key
- App cache performance is improved
- API Key support
- Translations and texts maintenance
- Code Maintenance [axcrypt-net]

AxCrypt 2.1.1560
- Add restore original name
- Import AxCrypt ID does not work
- Manually imported public keys should be possible to use in Free version
- When independently encrypting in secured folders, key sharing policy should apply
- Add a ‘Reset’ button to the sign in dialog so a user can change the email
- Add subscription status and validity time in About box
- Add option to clear the recent files list
- Refresh account status when going from offline to online
- Go offline automatically if there is an unexpected exception from the API
- Change Clear all… to Clear All Settings and Restart
- Key Sharing does not work when working [local] and this should be indicated
- Disallow “Paste” in password verification field
- Possible to encrypt files with extensions which are set as unencryptable
- Update Newtonssoft.Json to 10.0.3
- Update NUnit to v3.9.0 etc
- Mac: Crash when signing out with secured folder with files needing encryption
- Pending files are not always encrypted when signing out
- Trying to use existing contact in share keys when “local” fails with unhandled exception
- Click for renewal does not work if the user has Premium
- The logging of “started an AxCrypt app” should include more info [axcrypt-web]
- Translations and texts maintenance
- Code Maintenance [axcrypt-net]

AxCrypt 2.1.1547
- Re-encrypting files on sign in may cause downgrade to AES-128 for Premium users
- Update Code Signing Certificate
- Add support for polish language(pl-PL)
- BusinessDisplay ‘Business’ in title instead of ‘Premium’ when relevant
- Json deserialization can cause error due to missing Json settings
- Code Maintenance Change to use ObjectCreationHandling.Replace for json, and some changes required as a result
- Translations and texts maintenance Add/Update texts for AxCrypt Business

AxCrypt 2.1.1543
- Renaming a folder in a secured folder results in the the secured folder being removed
- Debugmode logging is not enabled when restarting AxCrypt
- When signing in [Local] a pop-up message should be displayed
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1541
- Stop Securing does not work as expected when file is open in application
- Clicking ‘OK’ in the ‘Verification’ dialog without filling in anything is possible
- IndexOutOfRangeException in wildcard match during user search
- Business: Add ‘Business’ to Axantum.AxCrypt.Api.Model.SubscriptionLevel
- Business: Check all uses of Subscription level to work with Business
- Business: Ensure app supports a license of type Business from server
- IReport exceptions are only written if program exists relatively cleanly
- Secured Folder should forbid adding forbidden folders
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1536
- Re-encrypted documents revert to AES-128 even if Premium under certain conditions
- Incorrect handling of blocked UI thread may cause crash
- Re-implement IMainUI to use a stack of states for enabling / disabling the UI
- When signing up, focus is not set in ‘Verification Code’ field
- Additional confirmation for passsword after signing up
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1534
- Auto Upgrade is asked for and possible to enable in Viewer Plan
- ArgumentNullException possible on exit
- Support device-agnostic disabling of main window for modal dialogs
- When unsharing a AES-128 bit file in Premium it’s re-encrypted with AES-128
- Optimize updating Premium information
- Key Sharing icon does not appear directly after sharing a key
- Improve Recent Files list display performance
- The share keys button does not open a file selection dialog The file selection dialog should allow multiple files
- Code changes to support features in other repositories
- Code Maintenance Move common SettingsStore functionality to abstract StreamSettingsStore

AxCrypt 2.1.1532
- Unexpected Error! Collection was modified
- Add information dialog when a file is automatically opened the first time
- Share key broken
- Illegal FileTime causes Unexpected Error
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1526
- Deadlock in FileLocker causes hang
- Exception during decryption causes deadlock
- Illegal FileTime causes Unexpected Error
- Add a list of user extensions to be ignored for encryption
- Add indicator of local sign in
- Inconsistent sign in state after password reset and use of original password
- Code changes to support features in other repositories
- Verify that key sharing always try to use the recipient server key, if online
- Code Maintenance
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1516
- Optimize notification queue, merging fulll name lists
- When opening an encrypted .TXT file with Notepad++, it cannot be edited.
- Code changes to support features in other repositories
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1513
- Secured folders are not watched always
- Fix FileLock so it releases resources
- Add a “Get Premium” menu choice from the Help Menu
- Sign out with an open modified document causes changes to be lost
- Improve subscription status security
- Support ‘dirty’ state for FileSystemState
- Code changes to support features in other repositories
- Add support for shared code for known folders discovery across apps and platforms
- Race condition between LogOn and WatchedFolderAdded notification
- Sign out automatically on a set time
- Code Maintenance
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1509
- Translations and texts maintenance
- Improve password setting dialog to communicate more clearly to the user
- The “Get Premium” link disappears
- Key sharing does not apply to subfolders in secured folders with include subfolders enabled
- Key Wrap Iteration Calculator may give lower values than expected
- “A required privilege is not held by the client” causes High CPU
- “Decrypt Temporarily” of secured folder with “Include Subfolders” ignores subfolders

AxCrypt 2.1.1502
- Translations and texts maintenance
- Reimplement FileLock and use, prepare for async friendly lock
- Add option for recursive operation
- Display a tip when the wrong password has been entered three times about password reset.
- Lavasoft causes crash in TCP stack, warn user of existence of Lavasoft Web Companion
- Add option to decrypt file even if HMAC is invalid
- Check and re-assert the “.axx” file name association
- Add support for continuous integration on the Mac
- Update Newtonsoft.Json to 10.0.2
- Update NUnit to 3.6.1
- Change internal names for subscription levels to match current terminology
- Implement request for supporting verify code without password setup.
- When three cloud providers or more are found, the clean up broom is hidden
- Add fixed fallback location for OneDrive detection
- Startup hang in Mac XWT app
- Deadlock when sharing keys
- Inconsistent use of async in view models

AxCrypt 2.1.1494
- Inconsistent text for “secure delete”
- Nothing happens when using Shred & Delete from explorer menu when not signed in
- Do not URL encode + and @ signs in path components when calling REST API
- Enabling Trial mode causes InvalidOperationException
- System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path
- Display Premium / Free status explicitly
- Error message stating Premium required even though Premium is active
- Add core support extracting email addresses from text
- Google Drive not always detected
- Update all content web links to https
- Remove Exit and Help buttons in signup dialog
- Add “show in folder” as right-click option to recent files list.
- Change threshold for drag and drop added to recent files
- Trial mode started after Premium payment
- ManageAccountViewModel async use in constructor causes deadlock
- Handle inaccessible key file in validation
- Check that property binding uses the correct type

AxCrypt 2.1.1489
- Include parameter in link for password manager to change message
- API-support for startup tips
- Update code signing certificate
- API Method for feedback
- Upgrade to NUnit 3
- Trim spaces from emails in key sharing dialog
- NullReferenceException if checking for updates with empty response
- Timeout and auto-offline on server requests
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1481
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1478
- Add user culture to registration API call
- Update Newtonsoft.Json (Internal)
- Import AxCrypt ID does not work
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1474
- Add context menu to tray icon
- Support purchase without sign in to web if signed in to app
- Update texts to reflect that the Trial period is started manually by the user
- Change “sign in” to just ask for the password
- Translations and texts maintenance

AxCrypt 2.1.1464
- Does not open document on first sign in if not previously loaded
- ‘Advanced’ when not started, signs in but starts minimized to tray

AxCrypt 2.1.1460
- SocketException: The requested service provider could not be loaded or initialized
- PasswordStrength meter is flickering
- Slow and sometimes unresponsive after sign in
- First time entry of a registered email considered ‘old’ should render an info-popup
- Activation via AxCrypt fails if already activated via Web
- Key sharing/unsharing does not work in offline mode, even with known accounts
- The AxCrypt Window should not be activated when unlocking computer
- Crash after screen saver restore
- “Try Premium” should be visible when offline and display information
- Slow startup times with network access enabled.
- Implement a ‘Find V1’ files function
- Make the sign in dialog show alone, without entire UI
- Improve the set a new password dialog to be clearer what applies
- Clarify just how Free / Premium works
- Add AxCrypt 1.x character filter to password
- Add check for updates to menu
- When attempting to add new contact offline, the email is cleared

AxCrypt 2.1.1444
- Change log not available for this version

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