Cloak Encrypt is a straightforward file encryption tool that helps you encrypt and decrypt files without any file passwords. The file is always encrypted or decrypted as a local device and not any external servers.
The software is very easy to use and remains free for non-enterprise users. It is available with multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
By cutting the cloud out of the picture, you, as well as your recipients, can stay assured that your information is secure. Follow the simple steps below to start using Cloak and enjoying the highest 256-bit AES encryption standards.
Download and Overview
After the installation, you have to create a Cloak app account with either Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Box ID or a separate email address.
Once you set up your account, the Cloak program will be directly accessible from your system tray.
Additionally, the individual files are available for encrypting with a right-click option. Non-enterprise users can choose only one file at a time for cloaking.
If you want to get around the one file limitation, zip multiple files at once and cloak them together. You can use either 7-Zip, WinRAR or WinZIP to compress the files.
Encrypting and Decrypting File
To select the files for cloaking, you can choose them either from the system tray or by using the right-click option. Once you are done cloaking, the system will send you an alert.
To view these files again on your own computer, simply right-click and choose the “uncloak” option. You don’t need any passwords to view them. This is perhaps the best feature of this software, as it saves you the trouble of having to create and remember passwords.
Right-click again to select the recipients with whom you want to share the files.
Add the emails of every recipient with whom you wish to share the cloaked file.
You might get an error if the recipients do not have a Cloak app account. Click “Yes’ to share a link from where they can download the Cloak app and create an account.
Once the recipients confirm that they are on Cloak, you can freely exchange all your private data with them over email, messaging apps and social media. They can easily decrypt the cloaked files on their computer/smartphones without needing a password.
If you want more features, Cloak Enterprise offers a few additional options including unlimited cloaking for $39/per user/year. This is helpful if you don’t want to zip and unzip your files every single time for sharing within teams. For those working in healthcare, financial services and other data compliant industries, this is the best thing, as your data access can be tightly controlled.
You can also set up different levels of granular access for various groups and users based on predefined rules. A multi-factor authentication feature prevents any accidental access by the wrong persons. With LDAP and Active Directory, you can import email addresses from your database.
There are so many file encryption tools online. However, very few are as easy to use as Cloak, and you can run it without any compilers or external utilities. You don’t have to worry about any malware, and this software has a positive reputation among enterprise users.
Please let us know in the comments your experience with Cloak. If you are a Linux user, you can encrypt and decrypt your files with Gocryphts.