World’s Best Encryption Software

AxCrypt offers an easy-to-use encryption solution. With over 15 years of experience in the file encryption industry, we have established AxCrypt as one of the strongest brands out there. With over 20 million downloads, we have proven that our service is reliable. AxCrypt has been awarded with PCMag’s Editors’ Choice for Best Encryption Software in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The history of AxCrypt started in 2001 when Svante needed to share confidential data over the Internet and failed to find existing data security solutions for Internet services that were both simple and easy to use for everyone. It was then that he developed and released the first version of AxCrypt through his company Axantum Software and shared it with others for free.

In 2014, after 13 years on the market, AxCrypt had grown to be one of the world’s most popular encryption softwares with over 20 million downloads worldwide. The initial author Svante Seleborg teamed up with serial entrepreneur Zebastian Victorin to commercialize the product and founded AxCrypt AB to take AxCrypt to the next level.

After 2 years of hard work AxCrypt 2 was released in 2016.

Since then we have been awarded “The World’s Best Encryption Software” by the prestigious PC Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as many other review sites in the world did. We have a global reach with users from all countries. Our biggest markets are Europe with 45% of the users and America with 30%.

Our mission is to provide individuals and small teams with encryption solutions that are easier to use than ever before. We’re removing the complexity from the use of strong and proven cryptographic technology.

We are a highly motivated, creative and powerful team that is passionate about making data security solutions simple and reliable for individuals and teams.


World’s Best Encryption Software

Strong encryption

A key length of 128 bits is sufficient in most cases, except where rules and regulations or personal preference stipulate a higher level. AxCrypt Premium offers 256-bit encryption which is the strongest standardized encryption available, and is used for secret and top secret information all over the w

Easy to work with

Keeping your files secured should not be difficult and AxCrypt makes it easier than ever to do so. Open, edit and share a secured file directly with double-click.

Cloud storage awareness

AxCrypt will automatically find what Cloud Storage services are installed on your computer and create an AxCrypt folder there. We make it easy for you to automatically view and keep the files secured on these folders.


Sharing a secured file is made directly from the AxCrypt software by choosing the secured file, click the share button and simply select the team member you want to share it to. The recipient just needs a free AxCrypt ID and will be automatically invited via email if necessary. The invitation email contains instructions on how to view and edit the file.

Password management

You can store all your passwords and codes online in a secure manner using the password management feature.

Secured folders

AxCrypt secures files, individually. However, you can designate folders as ‘secured’. The folders will be monitored for new files, and AxCrypt will secure all new files with a single click, or when you sign out.

You can also select multiple files, including all files in a folder, to be secured in a single operation. They still remain individual files, and the folder itself is not secured, just the files in it.


AxCrypt speaks English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian and more to come.

Feature                                                                Description

Lightweight                                                        Small download.

Easy installation and use                               No options and simple user interface, with Windows Explorer integration.

Fast download and uploads                         Intelligent optional compression.

Convenient to use                                           Passwords are remembered in a session.

Windows compatible                                     Windows Vista/2008/7/8/10 32- and 64-bit compatible.

MacOS compatible                                          OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.

Mobile App                                                        Android 4.0.3 or later, iOS 8.0 or later.

Standards based cryptography                  Only uses well-researched cryptographic algorithms and modes of operation.

Data integrity verification                             Secured files cannot be modified without detection.

Automatic File Updating                               Automatic update of the secured file after open and save.

Local device security                                       Shredding of all temporary and encrypted plaintext files.

Large file support                                             Support for files larger than 4GB.

Metadata retention                                        Retains original file name and information of a secured file.

File Wipe                                                             Safe removal of files.

Brute force resistant                                      Dynamic brute force counter measure – iterative password wrapping making attacks even harder.

Scripting enabled                                             Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming.

Open source                                                      Open source under GNU General Public License.

Support                                                                User support via e-mail, forum and second level support via chat.

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