🛠 Cryptomator cheatsheet

Cryptomator - Free Cloud Encryption for Dropbox & Co
Encrypt Dropbox, Google Drive, and any other cloud. Cryptomator is free and open source.
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Why use Cryptomator

✅ Cryptomator makes it easy to improve security without major changes to the existing cloud storage and syncing providers used by a business. With the contents of your cloud storage encrypted with a key you control, exfiltrating (glossary) files from Google Drive (and similar) will yield nothing useful.

✅ Cryptomator makes it possible to use highly-available commercial cloud storage providers, regardless of their country of origin. All countries don't have data protection laws equivalent to the GDPR. When using cloud storage in those countries, regulations can be satisfied by using Cryptomator (Source: 3).

📬 Use Cryptomator to encrypt files on Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox
How and why we use Cryptomator, a free tool that lets you encrypt files before they are synced to Google Drive or other cloud storage provider.

🎁 Although not designed for the usecase, Cryptomator could be used to protect information stored on networked drives.

🎁 Localized language support: Aside from being available in English, Cryptomator apps are fully translated into German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and French. Many other languages are being translated.

🎁 Cryptomator's MacOS, Android, and iOS apps are source available, developed in the open, under flexible license.

Is Cryptomator the best encryption for Google Drive users? We don't like absolutes. These are good reasons to choose Cryptomator over, for example Boxcryptor, and that's why we use it.
Update: Cryptomator competitor Boxcryptor has been acquired by Dropbox.
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How to get support

To resolve issues while using Cryptomator, follow these steps.

  1. Skim common questions on the forum for a mention of your issue: https://community.cryptomator.org/c/kb/5
  2. No leads? Now, search the documentation: https://docs.cryptomator.org/en/latest/
  3. If you can't find what you're looking for in the docs, search the Help section of the forum: https://community.cryptomator.org/c/help/10
  4. Still can't find a relevant result that you can use? Make a post on the forum describing what you need help with or use Majorcord Support.



  1. https://helpdesk.it.helsinki.fi/en/instructions/information-security-and-cloud-services/information-security/cryptomator
  2. https://translate.cryptomator.org/
  3. https://gdprhub.eu/index.php?title=Council_of_State_-_251.378

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