We are excited to share that we are set to begin a new chapter with Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox is acquiring our IP technology to embed natively into the Dropbox product, bringing end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption to millions of business customers around the world. Check out our blog to find out more!

Cloudfogger Shut Down – Here is Your Alternative

Cloudfogger Shut Down – Here is Your Alternative

Two months ago, the encryption tool Cloudfogger discontinued its service. Are you looking for an alternative? We compare the features of Cloudfogger and Boxcryptor and show you how simple it is to switch to Boxcryptor. To ease saying goodbye even more, we offer a discount on our unlimited one-year-licenses.

The developers of Cloudfogger recommend our tool on their website. Convince yourself why Boxcryptor is the best choice for you.

Features of Cloudfogger

  • Encrypt (“fogg”) and decrypt single files
  • Was available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
  • Cloudfogger protected up to 5 folders (automatic, complete encryption of folders, such as the Dropbox folder)
  • Cloudfogger allowed sharing files with other Cloudfogger users (only if you had a Cloudfogger account, did not work with local account)
  • AES-256 encryption

What Boxcryptor has to Offer

  • Encrypt and decrypt single files and folders, or use automatic encryption by drag and drop into an encrypted folder
  • Available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
  • Free version: encrypt 1 cloud on 2 devices. Personal or business one-year-license: protect as many clouds as you want on all your devices.
  • Share files with other Boxcryptor users, but also with non-cloud-users and non-Boxcryptor-users thanks to Whisply
  • Zero knowledge service with AES-256 and RSA encryption
  • Official premier technology partner of Dropbox
  • Software “Made in Germany”; infrastructure and company offices located in Germany
  • Starting with an unlimited personal or business license: filename encryption
  • Our company packages offer extensive team and management features

Migration from Cloudfogger to Boxcryptor

Switching from Cloudfogger to Boxcryptor is simple. We will show you how to do that and how easy it is to familiarize yourself with your new cloud security program.

Switch and Installation

Step 1: Decrypt all your files at Cloudfogger and safe them to your local device (e.g. your PC/Mac/Tablet). Make sure that you decrypted all your files before uninstalling Cloudfogger. Since the program is not available anymore re-installing it is no option. This step is important, to avoid loss of data!

Step 2: Uninstall Cloudfogger.

Step 3: Download and install Boxcryptor and set up your account. The most important thing is: remember your password and make it a secure one! Since we are a zero knowledge provider only you know your password. If you lose it, we cannot help you. The good thing about that: Nobody but you can access your data. Guaranteed. For companies there is a Mater Key feature which allows resetting passwords of employees without data loss. But for private use and with our unlimited personal and business licenses, it is your own responsibility to remember your password.

How to Get Started with Boxcryptor

Step 1: Open the Boxcryptor drive by double clicking on the Boxcryptor icon in the taskbar, or by double clicking on the desktop shortcut. With right-click you can open the settings.


Step 2: There you will find your cloud folder (for example Dropbox). Open the cloud folder in which you want to store your data.

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Step 3: Create the first level of your folder structure and encrypt those manually via right click → Boxcryptor → encrypt. Everything you save to or move to those encrypted folders will be encrypted automatically, before it is synchronized to the cloud. If you want to encrypt or decrypt files manually you can also do that with right click on the file/folder → Boxcryptor → encrypt/decrypt.

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Visually, the difference between Cloudfogger and Boxcryptor is minimal. For comparison, look at the following example of the encryption process in Cloudfogger:


Boxcryptor is available for free to encrypt one cloud on two devices, or as a one-year-license for as many clouds and devices as you like, for personal or business use.

Make the switch to Boxcryptor and get a 20% discount

Join the Boxcryptor community now with a 20% discount on your unlimited personal or business license. Enter the code CLOUDFOGGER20 when you order.

Get the Boxcryptor Unlimited Personal here, or the Boxcryptor Unlimited Business here.

This offer is valid for new customers only, until the end of August 2016.

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