|DataSAFE, for Windows 3.x/95/NT looks just like a safe and is very
intuitive to operate. You can 'drag and drop' files into it, give them
passwords, establish a safety deposit box, 'drag and drop' files into it
and then, after closing the box, putting it into the safe.
There was no problem in retrieving files from the safe, as long as you remember your passwords. I was not able to evaluate the E-Mail capability of the program, but the documentation stated that recipients only needed to know the password you (not a good idea) used and not have DataSAFE program. An interesting capability.
DocumentationThe 58-page user's manual is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1 gives a good explanation of the key features of DataSAFE, how it operates, an explanation of the toolbar buttons and registration starting (NOVaSTOR in the USA and authentex in Canada). Chapter 2 covers installation the software and about the user password capability. Chapter 3 covers various ways to add files to the safe.. Chapter 4 explains locking the safer and saving its contents. Chapter 5 details how to work with material in the safe. Chapter 6 additional capabilities, such as compressing files and putting lock boxes within the safe. Chapter 7 covers common problems users have encountered.
Availability and CostThe price for DataSAFE on their web page was $39.50. I have not seen it in any of the local stores, but I was mailed a CD-ROM called NovaWorks Security Suite (Backup, Anti-Virus and Encryption) approximately a month ago. It is offered for $49.50 on their web page.
RecommendationThis program is very good for situations where several people use the same computer and are keeping confidential information on it. There were no problems in any of its operations.