AxCrypt is an open source utility program that helps to protect user data and passwords by encrypting them. The software is distributed for free but with limited functionality. Advanced options become available only after you buy the Premium subscription.
AxCrypt combines encrypter and encrypted files manager in itself. The first one uses the cryptographic algorithm AES-128 (AES-256 is available in the Premium version). All you need to protect your documents is to create an AxCrypt account and enter your own password. Further file managing process is carried out with the help of the in-built manager or using appropriate commands in the Windows context menu.
The program supports the popular cloud storages and, in the first place, it checks which of them are already installed on your computer. After that it creates protected folders there. Along with that, cloud services control remains as usual. The AxCrypt’s interface is user-friendly. Automatic decoding and file opening is made by double clicking. The only inconvenience in the design is the unusual font that is hard to read.
AxCrypt works correctly and manages tasks rather quickly even in case of big files. Unquestionable advantage of the program is its GNU GPL distribution license, open source code that can be changed and improved by independent developers.