Lets say you want to zip up a bunch of files and folders on your Mac and send them off to a co-worker. It’s easy, right? Select the files in the Finder, right-click and select Compress, and OS X creates a zipped up archive.
What if you want to add a password to the archive of files and folders?
You’d think that would be easy to do on the Mac but actually it’s not. If you’re brave, open Terminal.app and use the command line to encrypt and add a password to the archive file (OS X Daily has a nice tutorial).
Or, install ZipperSnapper to your Mac to make it easy to add password protection to archived files with a simple drag and drop.
ZipperSnapper resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s accessible from within any Mac app or the Finder. Click to open, drag and drop files to the ZipperSnapper window, click the Zip It button, add a password as needed.
ZipperSnapper creates a zipped file of files and folders of files and adds the password for additional security. It also creates a form of zipped file which usually works on Windows PCs, too. Considering that the app costs only a few dollars, you get an added layer of security to archived files, but no encryption. That would be a big plus.
Yes, Mac users can create encrypted and password protected disk image files from Disk Utility in OS X, but the steps are cumbersome, and the files don’t play nice-nice with Windows PC users.