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CryptFolder Indicator

Lorenzo @ atareao.es has released another cool Ubuntu AppIndicator: CryptFolder-Indicator, which can be used to manage EncFS folders. We've covered EncFS in the Encrypt Your Private Dropbox Data With EncFS post so check it out for more info.

If you use Ubuntu and prefer a GUI for managing your EncFS folders, CryptFolder-Indicator is a must. But unfortunately, just like Cryptkeeper, CryptFolder-Indicator doesn't let you create advanced EncFS folders so for that you still have to use the command line.

CryptFolder-Indicator features:
  • mount, unmount EncFS folders
  • create new EncFS folders
  • stores the password in Gnome Keyring and mounts it at login, just like Gnome-EncFS
  • change existing EncFS folders password

Install CryptFolder-Indicator

To add the Atareao PPA and install CryptFolder-Indicator in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cryptfolder-indicator

Thanks to Atareao.es for yet another great Ubuntu Application Indicator!