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Boxcryptor Encrypts Amazon Cloud Drive

We are happy to inform you that after an update at Amazon Cloud Drive, this provider is now available at Boxcryptor on all platforms.

Your Benefits with Boxcryptor

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    Leading end-to-end encryption technology

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    Free for non-commercial use

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    Secure collaboration on files

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    Support for more than 30 cloud storage providers

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    Data security across smartphones, tablets and desktops

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    Company headquarters and server location in Germany, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified servers

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    Zero knowledge encryption

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    Two-Factor Authentication (Optional)

  • Boxcryptor Desktop-App Amazon Drive

    Amazon Cloud Drive Works on Boxcryptor for macOS, Auto-Detection on Windows

    If you are on a Windows machine, Amazon Cloud Drive will be detected automatically by Boxcryptor after you installed the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop app here. You can check for yourself, in the Boxcryptor settings, under 'locations'.

    On Boxcryptor for macOS you can use Amazon Cloud Drive as well. However, you have to add it to your Boxcryptor locations manually, once.

    Use Boxcryptor with Mobile Devices to put your Encrypted Data on Amazon Drive

    Amazon Cloud Drive with Boxcryptor Mobile Versions

    On the mobile side, Amazon Cloud Drive was directly implemented in the Boxcryptor apps for iOS and Android, which are available for free in the app stores.

    If you like our apps, please rate us in the app stores. If you have any other feedback: Please let us know. We are always happy to hear our user’s input and feedback.

    Boxcryptor and Portable Amazon Drive: How we Made it Work

    Formerly: How We Made it Work Without a Sync Client – The Portable

    No sync client means that there is no cloud folder on your machine where we can point Boxcryptor to. This was not a problem on mobile – on Android, or iOS. On desktop systems we made it work with the Boxcryptor Portable that allowed you to use Boxcryptor for Amazon Cloud Drive on Windows, macOS and Linux. However, switching to the desktop version now that a sync client is available, is a good choice because it is much faster.

    For Boxcryptor Portable, iOS and Android, we integrated Amazon Cloud Drive via Amazon’s own API.

    Robert Freudenreich, CTO at Boxcryptor

    Robert – our CTO – explains:

    "As Amazon did not offer sync clients for desktop platforms, we decided to integrate Amazon Cloud Drive and S3 in our Portable version, which directly accesses the provider’s API without having to rely on a sync client. Besides being able to encrypt their Amazon Cloud Drive, users finally also had a software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux to access their Amazon Cloud Drive files."

    Amazon S3, on the other hand, still does not have a sync client. Therefore, you still have to use the Boxcryptor Portable if you want to protect your data at Amazon S3 on your desktop machines.

    Questions and Answers

    Can I use Amazon S3 with Boxcryptor?

    Sure. However, Amazon S3 is only supported by Boxcryptor Portable and Boxcryptor Mobile.
    By the way: You get 5 GB storage free for one year. Apart from this you only pay for the storage you actually use.

    Does Boxcryptor use up more storage space on my PC or Mac?

    No, Boxcryptor does not use up more or double the space. Some users fear that we store files twice on the machine, encrypted, and unencrypted. This is not the case; the files are only stored once.