WellRed Apps‘ DropKey OS X app, released just last month, is very useful for encrypting and sharing your sensitive files. There is only one issue with the app: both the sender and recipient of said sensitive files need a copy of DropKey for everything to go smoothly. Previously, WellRed Apps was giving away a free license with every purchase of DropKey, but now the app is completely free for the next two days.
DropKey boasts 256-bit encryption with 2048-bit keys, which is definitely high-end in terms of security. The app requires users to be running OS X Lion 10.7 or later, and it integrates nicely with users’ Address Books for easy sharing. DropKey generates both public and private encryption keys, the former of which is sent to the recipient of the encrypted file(s). The key information is then added to your address book card on the recipient’s Mac, so a shared password is no longer required (as it is prior to this taking place).
We all need to share sensitive information with friends, family, etc. from time to time, and encrypting that information is always a smart move. Being free until Monday, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up a copy of DropKey from the Mac App Store.