BoxCryptor: Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe With Powerful Encryption [Giveaway]

Joel Lee 12-11-2012

BoxCryptor: Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe With Powerful Encryption [Giveaway] boxcryptorgiveawayCloud storage services can be a lifesaver, especially when you keep backups of sensitive data on those clouds. The downside to cloud storage is that information is constantly passing between you and the server, and that information is not always secure. Backing up important data is smart–encrypting that data is even better so others can’t snoop in on it.


BoxCryptor Unlimited Business is the cloud encryption solution for you. It’s available for USD $99.99 on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 as well as Mac. But this week, we’re giving away 25 copies of BoxCryptor Unlimited Business worth a total of $2,500 for FREE!

Overview of BoxCryptor Unlimited Business

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Chris has done a full review of BoxCryptor Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor Dropbox is a great service, but its security track record is nothing to be proud of. We’ve previously written about encrypted alternatives to Dropbox, but let’s be honest -- Dropbox stands out among cloud storage... Read More before, but we’re doing this giveaway in light of BoxCryptor’s recent update to version 1.4. If you’re interested in what BoxCryptor is, check out Chris’s review. If you want to know what’s new, keep reading.

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The installation process has been drastically simplified as BoxCryptor now automatically scans your system and detects if you have Dropbox, SkyDrive, or Google Drive installed. Fortunately, if you use a different cloud service (like I do), you can still enter a custom location to set up BoxCryptor. Neat!


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BoxCryptor also has a new feature called the Application Password. This is different from the Encryption Password that you set up on installation, which is used in the actual encryption of your files. The Application Password, on the other hand, is used to secure and unlock the actual BoxCryptor program to keep out unwanted people who pry on your computer.

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As for the actual encryption, BoxCryptor now has a right-click menu item that lets you look at the encrypted version of a file. Along similar lines, there is now an experimental feature that lets you encrypt the actual filenames, too. But as with all experimental features, you should be very careful with it.


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What do you get in BoxCryptor Unlimited Business that you don’t get in BoxCryptor Free?

  • Unlimited number of BoxCryptor drives as opposed to one in the Free version.
  • Filename encryption is now customisable on selected folders.
  • Commercial usage. While the Free version is free for personal use, you must purchase the Unlimited Business version if you want to use BoxCryptor in any commercial capacity.

Download a copy of BoxCryptor Free and try it out if you’re unsure if you want it. Again, we’re giving away 25 free copies to all of our loyal and beloved MakeUseOf fans and readers. As a reminder, BoxCryptor Unlimited Business only runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 as well as Mac.

How do I win a copy of BoxCryptor Unlimited Business?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide.


The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page, and Twitter stream.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Aimee Waerhouse
  • Alec Todd
  • Barry Wass
  • Carolyn Seeliger
  • Clay Zahrobsky
  • Dan Heffernan
  • David Clark
  • David Nguyen
  • Eric Wooster
  • Francois
  • George Dunye
  • Guilherme Filgueiras
  • Hector Bernal
  • Ian Kirk
  • John Joseph Ramboyong
  • Luis Lopez
  • Mark Bauer
  • Markus Klyver
  • Michael Lehman
  • Nicolas De Smyter
  • Sophie
  • Terry Meyer
  • Thomas MacIntyre
  • Tim Goldbach
  • Yanick Drouin

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from If you require any assistance, please get in touch with before Nov 25. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

(Note: no points will be awarded.)

By participating in this giveaway, you agree to the giveaway rules.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, November 16th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.


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  1. Shahbaz Amin
    December 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Is this service any convenient? Using this is it still possible to use commmon website features eg restoring a deleted file?

  2. Efi Dreyshner
    November 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Too late :/

  3. Dave Rimmer
    November 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Shared & Tweeted great giveaway count me in please & thanks

  4. Márcio Guerra
    November 16, 2012 at 12:39 am


  5. Harry Barnes
    November 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    clever, i want it! Only joking, i just bought it so someone else can have the pleasure of winning it instead :)

  6. Sameer Manas
    November 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    All the best to all participants! Gotta have something like this on my Windows 8 :)

  7. Eric Osei
    November 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    That is cool

  8. Marc Scholtz
    November 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Thanks makeuseof.

  9. Raghav Gupta
    November 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Wanted it badly to give it to my uncle for a 'surprise'. Hope this time I get the giveaway.

  10. Miranda Garic
    November 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

    I love using cloud storage but am always concerned about the security aspect of it. Boxcryptor could be the product that changes all that for me!
    Thanks for this great offer makeuseof!

  11. Ronald Griffin
    November 15, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I always check Makeuseof when on the net. Keep up the good work.

  12. Jacob Husein
    November 15, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Seems like a really useful tool, especially with cloud storage becoming a common storage solution.

  13. T. John
    November 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I have been wanting a program like this for a long time.

  14. Christopher Webb
    November 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    So is it like Drop Box but more secure?

  15. tanner cadotte
    November 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    text me :)

  16. Andy
    November 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I can make great use of this v cool tool

  17. Ira Brandstein
    November 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Just what I need for peace of mind

  18. Stanthur Hippolyte
    November 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wonder if it could work on Pogoplug.

  19. Stanthur Hippolyte
    November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I'm in.

  20. AH Zeff
    November 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Hope to win :)


  21. Amelia
    November 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I'm desperately in need of this!

  22. Rigoberto Garcia
    November 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Great Joel, thanks...

  23. celeron504
    November 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm


  24. Ahmed Khalil
    November 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i still trying may be i win one day, i loss points only, wish luck for every one

  25. Robert Gorman
    November 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You can never get enough back up, just when you think everything is covered, it blows up in your face and you have lost all that work.
    Great Give away

  26. nenad
    November 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    great GA.Hope to win one account

  27. Mohammad Wasiullah
    November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for giveaway this very useful giveaway i will happy to win this i hope to win unlimited account count me in

  28. mrashdi
    November 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    thank you MUO. Count me in then :)

  29. Trudy
    November 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    very col and unique.

  30. Anita Lee
    November 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I'm just trying cloud storage and would like to make sure anything I send up is protected.

  31. Henry Henderson
    November 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Looks like a goog product

  32. Henry Henderson
    November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Looks like a good product

  33. Chris Foreman
    November 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I refuse to enter your giveaways because of the "like" or "share" requirement. This makes me look like a spammer to my friends on Facebook, etc.


    • Joel Lee
      November 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      "Alternative entry method: Use your points!

      Exchange your MakeUseOf points for an entry into the competition. First, create a MakeUseOf account, earn points and exchange your points for an entry! Learn more about our Game system and Rewards program."

      You must've missed that at the bottom.

  34. Douglas Mutay
    November 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Here we are again for another race...

  35. johns valayil paul
    November 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This is so cool. This program is going to be very useful.

  36. Muhammad Ahmad
    November 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Hope to win this one. Really need it.

  37. vineed gangadharan
    November 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Best of luck all...

  38. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 14, 2012 at 6:19 am


  39. Boni Oloff
    November 14, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I am really want this one. I am using Dropbox all the time. Synced personal document between devices.

  40. Jacob Miller
    November 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome contest

  41. Norbert Gruszfeld
    November 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I was thinking about a tool like that, but didn't get a chance to look for it and here it is :)

  42. Nikhil Chandak
    November 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

    this one is very useful
    lets see who wins !

  43. Jon Smith
    November 13, 2012 at 5:08 am

    yes something like this will help me a lot!

  44. Mac Witty
    November 13, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Filename encryption seems good otherwise I'm impressed by their free version

  45. Terafall
    November 13, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Sounds great

  46. Ivan K.
    November 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Great giveaway! Free version is OK, but Unlimited Business would come in handy. Count me in!

  47. Keefe Kingston
    November 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I already have BoxCryptor, but an upgrade would be nice. I just wish they'd hurry up, and add Google Drive support on their iOS app. Seems they've done everything but that.

  48. Ravinder Putta
    November 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway :-)

  49. Marc Pliscin
    November 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you nive Giveaeay Count me please :)

  50. Benjamin Tiessen
    November 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I could really use something like this!

  51. Malkhaz Abuladze
    November 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Cool giveaway. It is really a very useful program. Thanks

  52. Dany Bouffard
    November 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Hope I win this I like using Cloud Storage but dont like the lack of security.