Think about the files you store on your Mac. Music. Movies. Photos. Documents. How secure are the more important documents (the kind you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands or lose)?
Among the many Mac apps that help to hide and secure sensitive files there’s Data Guardian. It’s a secure database app which uses Blowfish encryption to store and secure your most valuable files. You won’t use it for music, movies, or photos, but it’s a good way to safely secure files, login IDs, passwords, credit card information and more.
I like how Data Guardian works but I have a few issues of concern. The interface is delightfully Mac-like with a Toolbar that won’t confuse and isn’t cluttered.
It’s simple enough to create collections of data to store valuable, or sensitive information. Choose the built-in data fields or create custom data fields to match your needs. Data Guardian uses the Mac’s built-in keychain to store master passwords and it even generates more secure passwords with a click.
What’s not to like? It’s an elegant solution to an age old problem– securing sensitive files from prying eyes or sticky fingers.
The Data Guardian developer is Koingo and they’ve been around a few years so they know the trends. We’re in the 21st century and the world is going mobile. It’s no longer enough to secure data, it must be secure and mobile. So, there’s a Data Guardian app for both iPhone and iPad and it’s free. Again, what’s not to like? There’s no easy way to synchronize data between Mac and iPhone. Between Mac and Mac, yes. Between Mac and Windows PC, yes. This cries out for Dropbox or iCloud sync capability.