As mentioned in the last blog post, Dropbox has acquired Boxcryptor’s key technology. This means that Boxcryptor’s services will no longer be available to new users and existing users will likely have to migrate when their contracts expire.
We are happy to announce that Cryptomator Hub, the team and enterprise solution for Cryptomator, is now ready for production use! Huge thanks to our testers that participated in our open beta over the last 3 months for their feedback.
We are happy to announce that Cryptomator 2.0 for iOS is now available in the App Store! We’d like to express our gratitude to our over 2,300 TestFlight users for testing the app over the last 6 months.
Anti-virus software and ad blockers are common tools to increase your data security on your device. To mark today’s Computer Security Day, here are five more tips on how to improve your computer security.
From time to time, we need to adjust our schedule for certain features. We are well aware that the Document Provider is the most-requested feature of the Android app, but despite this fact, we need to temporarily shift our attention to other tasks within this project.
Basically, there are two types of people: Those who back up regularly and those who have never lost data. On the occasion of “World Backup Day”, we want to explain to you why you should think about creating a backup regularly, even if you have been lucky so far.
We recently released Cryptomator 1.5.10 for Windows, macOS, and Linux with many new features and bugfixes. Well, actually the changes were in 1.5.9 but we followed it up with a hotfix release. With the (crazy) year nearing its end, we’d like to give you some insight to our roadmap across all platforms for the upcoming months!
Between all the work on Cryptomator, we need to remind ourselves to not forget about our regular updates post. While most of you have already noticed that we’re approaching a new major release of Cryptomator, I think it is time to inform you where we’re currently standing and what our roadmap looks like.
State of our Desktop Application We plan to release 1.5.0 within Q1 2020. In our currently running beta (huge shout-outs to all the helpful test feedback), we have already sorted out several problems and feel confident to deliver outstanding quality.
We would like to take a more regular look at our roadmap to publicly document the past, present, and future developments of Cryptomator. Unlike before, we’re also going to have a look at the roadmaps of our mobile apps.
Desktop In the desktop area, we are currently pursuing two different branches: On the one hand we are striving for feature completion of 1.4.x, with 1.4.12 already available as a release candidate.
Hey it’s a new year, so here comes our quarterly annual 🙈 roadmap preview.
OpenJDK and OpenJFX Until now we’ve been using Oracle JDK, since this included the GUI library we used for Cryptomator: JavaFX. Beginning with JDK 11, we plan to switch to OpenJDK and OpenJFX. JavaFX will no longer be included in the Oracle JDK anyway and OpenJFX promises shorter release cycles and - as the name suggests - is developed in an open process.
Introducing Dokany (Windows) and FUSE (macOS, Linux) support. Vaults can now be mounted via Dokany and FUSE which is now the preferred way over WebDAV. Expect vastly improved integration into the system.
As you know, we’re providing Cryptomator as a pay-what-you-want software and we want to keep it that way. In the meantime, we’ve grown to a small team working full time on this project. And we all need to pay our bills. Therefore we need your help! If you use Cryptomator in your company or know a company that uses open-source software, please ask if they want to become an official sponsor of Cryptomator. Alternatively, you can support Cryptomator through recurring donations.
Since it is understandable that not all of our users can track all development activities on GitHub, I would like to write a few paragraphs here about the technical updates that are planned for Cryptomator in 2018 and their impact on usage.
FUSE The biggest upcoming change is the implementation of FUSE-based drives. This will be additional to WebDAV and will become the new default setting. We are currently developing the necessary library.
Today, we are glad to announce the release of Cryptomator 1.0 for Android. 🎉 Finally, you can protect your cloud files also on Android devices. The app is naturally fully compatible to the desktop and iOS versions of Cryptomator.
We have worked extensively during the last year to ensure the app’s security and usability. Thanks to your feedback and the experiences of more than 10,000 beta testers, the Android app has finally reached the level of maturity that fulfills Cryptomator’s high standards.
Our online community has finally found a new home. From now on, you can reach us here for technical support and have discussions with other users. The site was created to build a comprehensive knowledge base in the long run to help answer questions quickly.
We welcome all visitors and are excited about your posts!
We’ve completely rewritten Cryptomator. Its core components are now modularized to CryptoLib, CryptoFS, and WebDAV-NIO-Adapter. A complete list of closed issues is available here.
Improvements Auto-Unlock!!! 🎉 (#40) We finally implemented the most-wished feature. Still experimental and will be completed by autostart (optionally hidden) in future versions New vault format 6 (#521) Added new options to “unlocked” screen: Mount/unmount without locking/unlocking (#452) Network access now filtered by the socket instead of the application (#431) You can now change the socket port without restarting Cryptomator New log system with log file rotation and exposed, user-adjustable configuration Windows Removed IPv6 flag, Windows will now always mount cryptomator-vault which is mapped to 127.
Cyberduck 6.0 with support for Cryptomator vaults has been released today. You can download the new version at cyberduck.io. Cyberduck is a libre remote file browser for Mac and Windows, making it the perfect tool for all, who do not want to synchronize their cloud files locally.
Illustration by Katharina Hagemann Cyberduck allows access to your cloud storage without an additional sync client. FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, and OpenStack Swift are some of the supported protocols.
Cryptomator 1.2.3 for Windows fixes a mysterious bug, commonly known as system error 53 or 67. Well, it’s not that mysterious anymore, but this particular error had been haunting us from the beginning! Cycor on GitHub (almost casually) pointed out in GitHub Issue 210 that he found the cause of system error 53/67 after a few months of experiencing the issue himself.
Apparently, there is a Windows Registry entry responsible for listing available network providers called ProviderOrder.
We’ve finally released the first beta version of Cryptomator for Android after almost 6 months of development. It’s a completely new and native app. In this process, we outsourced the cryptographic code from our main project, which is now available as CryptoLib.
You’re welcome to test the beta version. Follow this link for more information. Version 0.1 is by far not feature-complete and has known issues, but we’re of course open for feature requests, suggestions, and obviously bug reports.
Cryptomator 1.2.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is out now!
New Features On Windows and Mac you can now optionally save your password. This is a preparation for auto-unlock (GitHub Issue 40), one of the most wanted features we’re planning for the next minor release. Linux support will follow, as soon as we figured out a standard way to protect saved credentials across most distributions. New migration screen preventing accidental migration.
Cryptomator 1.1.4 for Windows, OS X, and Linux fixes two (related) vulnerabilities allowing malicious Flash files being injected into vaults, that can be executed to “bypass” the SOP and access files from a Flash-enabled browser (GitHub Issues 318 & 319). Kudos to Lukas Reschke for reporting them!
Various bugs with Dropbox, Google Drive, Windows drive letters, the Windows Registry and WebDAV access on Linux were also fixed. A complete list of closed issues is available here.
Cyptomator for iOS has finally been approved by the French administration. You can download it now in the French App Store. We’d like to share our experience on how to receive export compliance for the French iOS App Store.
Just to be clear, you also need the U.S. Encryption Registration (ERN) approval from the U.S. Bureau of Industry (BIS). But this has already been covered by many sites, just google for export compliance ern ios app store.
Cryptomator 1.1 for Windows, OS X, and Linux is out now! We’ve added a password strength indicator and sync conflicts are now being detected.
What’s New: Password Strength Indicator: Based on Dropbox’s zxcvbn. Kudos to Jean-Noël Charon (jncharon on GitHub) for implementing this feature. Sync Conflict Resolution: When editing a file on multiple devices simultaneously, version conflicts are inevitable. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. can detect these conflicts and will provide all versions of the affected file.