AxCrypt

Since I made the move to Windows 7 about a year ago, I was unable to continue to use one of my favorite programs.

AxCrypt is a program that will encrypt a file or folder and will also compress and shred files. My primary use is to encrypt my personal information in the event prying eyes happen upon my stuff.

Before I started using Windows 7, I was using Windows XP 32 bit. At the time, AxCrypt did not support 64 bit systems. When I upgraded my operating system to Win7, I upgraded to 64 bit. AxCrypt no longer worked and I complained! Since I was on AxCrypt’s email list, I got a message a month or so ago that AxCrypt now supported windows 7 and 64 bit. To say the least, I was relieved because I have tried many encryption programs for the past year and none of them held a candle to AxCrypt.

My needs were simple – I wanted a program that ran as an exe that would bring up a password window, open, and when I closed the file, would re-encrypt. AxCrypt did exactly this.

AxCrypt also integrates nicely into the right click context menu so encrypting new files or folders is a very fast process.

So if you have files or folders that you need to protect, look no further than AxCrypt! It supports XP, Win7 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

Freeware Updates

Added the following to the Freeware page:

FILE ENCRYPTION
AxCrypt – Encrypts and password protects individual folders and files. I’ve tried several programs and this one is very user friendly and works well.

MEDIA FILE CONVERTER
MediaCoder – Converts and encodes almost every kind of media file known. This particular program has somewhat of a steep learning curve but is very powerful once mastered. This program will also convert to ipod format although Videora is more straight forward and user friendly.

CD/DVD/HD DVD/BLU-RAY BURNER
ImgBurn – Lightweight burner program that works awesome. I replaced Nero with this nice little program.

DVD AUTHORING
DVD Flick – This is a nice tool for creating dvd video that will play in dvd players to watch on TV. The previously mentioned ImgBurn is great for simple burning but does little to help you create a watchable dvd unless you are ripping from a dvd movie for instance. DVD Flick will take almost any video format (mpeg, mpg, wma, avi, etc) and convert it into the necessary VOB, BUP, and IFO files that your home dvd player wants to see. The only thing that annoys me and this is typical of all video burning and encoding is IT TAKES FOREVER!!