If you ever need to protect a file with a password, Zip It is a free web app you can count on whether you are using your PC or smartphone. All you need to use Zip It is a browser and its URL. Simply drag and drop the file you want to protect or click on “Select a file to encrypt” and choose the file that way. With Zip It, you don’t have to download any software or add an extension to your browser, so you won’t have to worry about downloading any malware or viruses. It is completely free for everyone and very easy to use, something that non-tech-savvy users are going to appreciate.
Once you have uploaded your file, Zip It will ask you to create a password for your file, and finally it will offer the encrypted file for download. When you open the file, it will prompt you to type in the password you created for it. Make sure it’s a password you know you can remember since the app doesn’t have a password recovery feature. You wouldn’t want to get stuck with a file you can’t open, especially if it’s something important. Whatever you do, please don’t add a password that is too easy to break such as “123456” or your pet’s name.
Zip It’s site explicitly states that your data will remain your data, and your data is never uploaded to the cloud since the encryption is done through your browser. That’s something many users are going to like since that means that their data won’t be all over the place.
Zip It does not give any information as to what type of encryption it uses, whether it’s Basic Function, Hashing Encryption, Symmetric methods, or Asymmetric Forms. Hopefully, they will add that information shortly. I wouldn’t encrypt important files with this web app, but it’s great for documents that you don’t want anyone to read and that are not extremely sensitive. It’s a great tool to use, especially if you share your PC with other members of the family.
Apparently, there is no limit as to how many files you can encrypt which is great for a free online tool. Zip It also doesn’t specify as to how big of a file you can upload, but you can keep testing it with larger files every time you want to use it.
There’s no doubt that we will always do whatever it takes to protect our privacy, and to be able to use these types of tools is always a relief. Zip It is very self-explanatory, and you will not come across anything you won’t be able to understand. If you like the information, don’t forget to give it a share, and let us know what web app or software you use to encrypt your files in the comments.