a fast, cross-platform & portable USB based data encryption app.
i-ncript is a USB based data encryption app developed by i‑comit, and written in Java for future cross-platform integration. It can execute entirely offline and without an installer, simply extract the zip file into any USB.
i-ncript features a minimalist UI with simple and easy to understand buttons, allowing for a friendly user experience without complicated navigation.
Despite the simplistic design, i‑ncript implements efficient multithreading for fast results, AES cipher standards for the most secure encryptions, reactive UI elements such as a drop box where you can drag and drop files into for immediate encryption, and a unique function called Hot Filer, that when enabled, will allow you to drop any files into the i‑ncript folder for automatic encryption.
Unlike many other encryption file storage apps such as 7-zip or SanDisk’s PrivateAcess™, i‑ncript™ utilizes the native OS file manager, rather than create an extra unnecessary window. This method of directly performing cryptographic tasks within the native file system means higher convenience and ease of use, because you are already familiar with how your PC’s file manager works.
With Hot Filer enabled, you don’t even have to manually encrypt your files, but simply minimize the app into the background and drop files into the i‑ncript folder just like any normal folder, you wouldn’t even have to worry about encrypting it later, because Hot Filer automatically does it for you.
What happens when I purchase this app?
Once we’ve confirmed that you’ve purchased a copy of i-ncript, we will email you an expirable download link to the app, to the email that you provided during checkout. The download link will expire in 12 hours from the time we email you the download link. If you miss the download time window, it is up to our discretion to send you another download link.
Why should I encrypt my data in the first place?
There are some cases where a person or an organization may need to store highly confidential data; data which could be exposed to multiple attack vectors if it was stored in the cloud. In such situations, storing said data in a USB flash drive would be a much safer alternative.
But USBs presents a different problem: physical loss or theft. However, if your data was encrypted using i‑ncript, and you had your USB lost or stolen, you can still rest assured knowing that your files are practically impossible to decipher, using the 256bit AES cipher along with a unique hashing algorithm, proprietary of i‑comit LLC.
Is this app compatible with other USB flash drives?
Yes. While it is recommended to use a flash drive from us such as the i‑secur‑c, due to the higher durability and capless weatherproof capability, i-ncript will run on any USB flash drive, Type A or C.
Is this app safe for my computer?
A virus analysis from over 50 antivirus vendors and none of them flagged the file as malicious. You can see the full antivirus report below:
You will also notice that while executing i-ncript.exe (Windows x64 version), there is no UAC prompt that appears requesting for elevated permissions or network access, confirming that this app only interacts with the files inside the current USB drive and nothing else, and that it does not connect to a port for internet connectivity.
Is the app keyboard accessible?
Yes. You can operate most of the tools offered by i-ncript using just your keyboard, by a series of hotkeys which you can find in the README included in the zip file.
What happens if I forget my username or password?
As this app is 100% offline and does not rely on a key server (which is a security risk) to authenticate and recover login information, losing your password and username unfortunately means that you will not be able to decrypt any encrypted files. However, if you forget your username and password but your files are not encrypted, you can simply delete the old key file and make a new key.
Can I create encrypted files to send to someone else?
You can. When you start the app (refer to the README if you have trouble with this), you are given 3 folders. The i-ncript folder is your personal folder where you can store files only you can decrypt. But the other two: n-box (inbox) and o-box (outbox) is where you can put files that you’ve received from someone else who have created it from their i-ncript account, or where you can put files in and package it into a special .i-cc file to send, for each respective folder. As the app is 100% offline, all you need to do is privately communicate the username and password to the recipient in order to send and receive .i-cc files.
Are the different OS versions compatible with each other?
Yes. You can download both the Windows and macOS version, and use the appropriate one for the operating system you are on. Both will connect to the same directory in your USB using the same key that you created.
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View development timeline, release notes and download archived portable versions for Windows x64 here: