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Ez Free

For personal use, securing files on the desktop or from the command line

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€0

 
  • Ready to go
  • Basic functionality
  • Email support
  • macOS, Linux and Windows
  • Use as you like

Ez Premium

For personal use, securing files on the desktop or from the command line

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€15

(incl. VAT/year)
  • Ready to go
  • 30 day trial
  • Premium features
  • Email support
  • macOS, Linux and Windows
  • Use as you like

Command Line Maintenance

For organizations integrating encryption programmatically into their processes or software

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€100

(+VAT/year)
  • Ready to go
  • 30 day trial
  • Email/phone/video support
  • macOS, Linux and Windows
  • Use as you like

Command Line GPL

For individuals or organizations working from the command line building from source

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€0

 
  • Get the source
  • Get the tools
  • Build it yourself
  • Maintain it yourself
  • Support it yourself
  • macOS, Linux and Windows
  • Use as you like
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No purchases yet!

You can't buy Xecrets File Ez [Beta] and Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] yet, we're running a beta program though.

Vist our [Beta] information page if you're interested in applying to become a beta tester.

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What's in the package?

Xecrets File is divided into two major components, shipped as two separate executables with different terms.

Xecrets File Ez [Beta] is the desktop app that most users will be using, with a graphical user interface for macOS, Linux and Windows. It's proprietary but free to use, although premium features do require a subscription. If the subscription expires without renewal it falls back to the free version.

Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] is the component doing the heavy lifting, where all the actual cryptography takes place. As the name implies, it's a command line tool. It can be used manually at the command line, in scripts native to the respective platforms, such as PowerShell on Windows or bash on macOS and Linux. It can also be called entirely programmatically from any .NET program using the Xecrets.File.Sdk [Beta] nuget package, which is what Xecrets File Ez [Beta] does.

Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] is licensed under the GPL which means it's free software. Nevertheless, if you use our pre-built binary downloadable from here and use features for programmatic integration, we ask that you pay for maintenance by way of a command line maintenance subscription. The subscription is renewable per year, and will allow you to run updates that are built during the validity period of the subscription. See below for the philosophy behind this.

Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] is always free and unrestricted for all interactive and script use. If there is no valid maintenance subscription, the size of files that can be encrypted is limited to 1 MB when using features for programmatic integration.

If you sign up for a subscription a full unlimited trial for 30 days is included, and you can always cancel within the 30 day period and then you will not be charged anything. If you forget to cancel or for any other reason would like a refund, we will do so with no questions asked. Within reason of course... Please contact support, we'd appreciate if you let us know why you want the refund, but you don't have to provide a reason.

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Why Pay For Free Software?

Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] is free software. Really. But it's free as in "free speech", more than as in "free beer". It's more a matter of liberty, not price. Read more about the philosophy here.

Therefore, we kindly ask that you purchase a maintenance subscription for the ready-built Xecrets File Command Line [Beta] software available for download here.

This will help us to continue develop, maintain and support the software. You are of course always free to exercise your freedoms after you have downloaded it. You can also download the source code instead and build your own copy to do with as you will within the limits of the GPL license, free of any cost except your time and patience.

Xecrets File Ez [Beta], the desktop app for simple encryption on a computer is not released as open source, but it's still free to use, with premium features available with an optional subscription.