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Managing and protecting your personal data on your computer is an uphill task in the modern era. There is no dearth of hackers and spammers who work day and night to intrude into your computer and gain access to all your sensitive data and information. LockCrypt is a freeware application which aims to avoid such a situation by storing your confidential data in a secure and encrypted form.
It is an easy-to-use utility which works on Java and has a nice user interface. It can store data like your credit card and bank account details, passwords of your online accounts, serial keys of various software on your PC and various other data which you consider to be important and private.
After you install and run LockCrypt for the first time, you will be asked to enter a password. This password would be the main password to access the utility. Hence it should be a strong password which can’t be cracked easily. If you have such a password in mind, you can enter it, otherwise you can skip it and later use LockCrypt’s awesome password generator to generate a very strong password.
The main dashboard is divided into 2 parts – a sidebar which lists your various accounts in a tree view and a large pane which has the icon view of those accounts. You can easily edit and add your accounts. You can choose from a variety of account types like credit card, driving license, contact, password, serial number and many more.
It’s not just about about adding accounts and password-protecting them. LockCrypt has many more features which adds to the versatility and uniqueness of this software.
1. Import and Export
LockCrypt enables you to import and export data from and to various external sources in the form of XML, CSV or plain text files.
The import and export feature can be further used to effectively sync your personal data between LockCrypt and other data groups.
3. Secure Clipboard
The secure clipboard feature is an innovative one, which secures your information in real time as you work on your data. It basically erases content from the clipboard (copy field) after a specific interval of time so that no one else can snoop around when you aren’t at your desk.
4. Generate Strong Passwords
I’ve already mentioned about this feature above and really, it can generate very strong passwords which are virtually impossible to crack.
5. Print the data
This is a nice feature too. You’ve got a lot of personal data and you want to have a list or a hard copy of it, but you don’t want to waste time writing them down. You can use LockCrypt to store all of that and then print them out, thus fulfilling your purpose.
6. Customization options
There are many customizations options, from adding and editing accounts to selecting your own icon and your own language too.
Overall, this could be a useful software, more because it’s free of charge. It may spike the RAM usage sometimes but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
What do YOU use to secure your personal data on your computer? A program like this? Another encryption program? Let us know in the comments.