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PDF Encrypt, an app to encrypt your PDF Files on Mac

Looking on the Mac App Store I just found an app that could be very useful for people who are interested in protecting their privacy.

Let’s say you have on your Mac computer an important PDF document that you don’t want anyone to see. This could prove very difficult if you lend your computer to your friends or family on a regular basis.

PDF Encrypt is a very basic app that, as explained on the name, enables you to encrypt your PDF documents and keep them away from prying eyes.

Download and open the free app on your Mac with OS X 10.6 or above. Once you’re inside PDF Encrypt, click on the “Add” button on the upper left side of the screen.

Encrypt PDF files on Mac

Select PDF document, and once you see it on the screen, you’ll notice a settings option on the right side of the file. Click on it to set up password for viewing and printing purposes – this means that to open or print a document the user (yourself or anyone else for that matter) will be required to introduce your password.

Click on “Convert” and PDF Encrypt will save a new password protected document on the location of your choosing. You can either erase or save the original file somewhere else for your eyes only and keep the protected file on your computer for easy access.

What do you think of PDF Encrypt? Did you find it useful? Let me know on the comment section below.

Download PDF Encrypt for Mac with OS X 10.6 or above