Cloud Data Encryptor Cryptomator adds experimental FUSE support on Windows and KWallet integration

Cipher, A client-side encryption tool for cloud files (and more), recently updated, with experimental FUSE support on Windows (via WinFSP), KWallet support, vault statistics, etc.

Cryptomator is a free and open source Java tool that can provide client-side encryption for your cloud storage files and can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux. There are also iOS and Android apps-they are open core (a business model for monetizing commercial open source software) and need to be purchased.

It can be used with cloud storage services that synchronize with local directories, such as Dropbox, OneDrive (on Linux, for example, using OneDrive Free Client fork), and Google Drive (including combined use with Insync). You can choose to encrypt the entire cloud storage or just a few sensitive files in a single or multiple vaults.

It is worth mentioning that although Cryptomator was created with cloud storage encryption in mind, it can also be used to encrypt folders on the system or some external drives.

Cryptomator has been updated to version 1.5.9, and then updated to version 1.5.10 as a patch, which includes some important changes. This version provides experimental FUSE support on Windows (previously it supported WebDAV, FUSE on Linux and macOS, and Dokany on Windows).This feature should only be used for testing now. To try this feature, you need WinFSP Install and follow This pull request,use -Dfuse.experimental="true" Mark at startup.

The latest Cryptomator also brings new Linux-specific features: integration with KWallet (KDE Wallet), so you can save your password here for easy access.

Related: How to use Rclone to encrypt cloud storage files

In addition, in this release, the vault statistics are back (it has been removed in the UI revision of version 1.5.). Unlock a library and you will see a small “Library Statistics” box at the bottom right of the application window. Click it to see more statistics:

Cryptography library statistics

Other changes include:

  • If debug mode is enabled, visual indicator is added
  • The vault lock attempt was cancelled when there was an open file handle
  • If GNOME keyring access is cancelled, fixed UI freeze
  • Fixed a vault that could not be installed
  • Fixed the auto-start function on Windows, so it can run normally without registry access
  • Fixed the issue of launching the application when the vault is in the root directory of the file system
  • Fixed the failure to unlock the vault located in read-only memory
  • Fixed vault access from WSL on Windows
  • Volume of fixed installation including space

[[Edit]]And some important news About the future of Cryptomator mobile applications. Android applications will become open source, and third-party applications can be used to access the contents of the vault. For iOS, the app is in the process of being completely rewritten in Swift, and it will add new features, such as thumbnails, support for third-party apps that can edit files directly inside the Vault, etc.

Related: How to install BitLocker encrypted Windows partition on Linux

Download Cryptomator

On the download page, there are Cryptomator binaries for Linux, Microsoft Windows and macOS.The source is available at GitHub. The Cryptomator download page also has links to the Android and iOS app stores, but the mobile app is not free!

On Linux, Cryptomator is provided as a universal AppImage binary file and can be run on any Linux distribution.To run it, make the .AppImage file executable (using chmod +x cryptomator-1.5.10-x86_64.AppImage, Or use the file manager through the file properties), and then double-click AppImage to run it.

and also PPA (The strange thing is that AppImage is packaged, the difference is that you will get automatic updates and the application menu items of Cryptomator), suitable for Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions (Linux Mint, Pop!_OS, Elementary OS, Zorin OS, etc.). And Arch Linux AUR package Available.

Related: How to encrypt a USB drive with VeraCrypt (compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux)

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