Knox 2.3

Automatically create backups and encrypt them.
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AgileBits Inc.
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Awards: Mac Informer Editor Rating 5
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Back up and secure your personal data. Generate vaults, move files between your Mac and USB sticks and store them on external drives. Schedule automatic backups and password-protect them. The tool features the AES algorithm with 256 and 128-bit key length.

Knox is a Mac program that provides you with a simple solution whenever you wish to encrypt confidential files and prevent other users from accessing the documents. This application allows you to create password-protected vaults where you can store your private files.

The program comes in two display modes: as a menu bar app (I recommend it since it's easier to handle) or Dock utility. The interface is straightforward with easy to configure encryption settings, so any user would be able to handle the app.

When creating a new vault, you can use the integrated password generator which suggests you safe keys for your private data. After you select the encryption mode and the folder location, you can start copying the confidential files to your vault.

An advantage of Knox' new version is that it brings several bug fixes if you work on Mountain Lion 10.8. For instance, if you're using the aforementioned Mac OS X and install the Knox's 2.2 release, you will notice that you can now create as many backups as you want for your vaults.

To summarize, Knox is a helpful application that helps you encrypt files with minimum effort. This app lets you schedule vault backups at any interval of time, it's very simple to handle, and comes with a reasonable price.

AG Senior editor
Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Uses strong encryption algorithms
  • You can back up and restore created vaults
  • Brings you an efficient password generator


  • Couldn't find any disadvantages

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Knox is a powerful program which uses advanced algorithms to encrypt data of any type. Quite helpful if you need to send confidential files. My experience with it was very good. Recommended to all Mac users.

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