We're very proud to announce the second beta release for the upcoming v1.4 of BoxCryptor for Windows. In this revision we're improving the user experience for you. This means that using our application becomes even more easy and natural. To reach this we provide several new features that you'll love.
The first is a mechanism to detect installed cloud storage provider applications. This means that BoxCryptor now is able to recognize if Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive is installed. This helps you creating and adding BoxCryptor Drives, as you don't have to select the folder and the path anymore. Of course it's still possible for everyone who uses a different provider to select a custom directory.
Another big improvement is the new application password. In the Advanced View Settings you can enter a password, which you secure the whole application. This helps mostly people who use multiple drives, but want to have a higher security level by not storing the password. Of course it can be annoying to enter multiple passwords in order to mount all drives. In this case you can simply select the application password and store the passwords for the drives. As used we don't have any information about your password. Actually it's not possible to recover it as well, if the password get lost, you have to do a factory reset and re-add your drives.
We also added great new feature is the ability to show the original, encrypted files by selecting the the plaintext file. Sounds a bit complicated, but is very easy. Let's assume that you want to restore a previous version of a specific file. If you use file name encryption this could be a very difficult task, as you don't know the name of the file that is stored on servers of your cloud storage providers. With the new version this becomes very easy. If you right-click a file on the BoxCryptor Drive it will show you a context menu entry to show the encrypted version of this file.
Another additional feature that BoxCryptor 1.4 will bring is support for editing existing drives in Advanced Mode: You’ll be able to edit existing drives, e.g. Auto-mount, Mount for all users, etc.
Ok, as this text getting too long if I explain any feature in detail, here's the complete changelog:
* Added: Options to mount and dismount all drives.
* Added: A application password which can secure the whole application.
* Added: A context menu entry to Windows Explorer to show the encrypted file.
* Added: A password strength indicator.
* Added: Ability to edit drives.
* Modified: Moved the Option to start the application with Windows to Settings Menu.
* Modified: New Unlocked system tray icon and switched meaning (Locked -> No BoxCryptor Drive is mounted, Unlocked -> BoxCryptor Drive is mounted)
IMPORTANT: This is a tested version, but not a stable release. Make sure to make a backup of your data and your configuration file.
You can download BoxCryptor for Windows v1.4 Beta 2 here:
It would be great if you could try the new version and we would be very, very happy to hear your feedback!