New in NordLocker: cloud, pricing and more
Mar 19, 2020
Your emails are amazing. Compliments, suggestions, pointing out our mistakes – we love it all. Since we launched NordLocker several months ago, your feedback has helped us mold our software into a better product. Now you can encrypt your files easier and share them faster.
But following all the changes can be tricky. That’s why we will be releasing condensed versions of all the recent changes at NordLocker.
Below you'll find our newest features, some improvements, as well as our future plans.
Let's get straight to business with everyone’s favorite topic – new features.
While it’s not a feature technically, the new pricing structure is a significant change. We want to make NordLocker accessible to all, and pricing is no doubt a big part of that. In February, we lowered the cost of the Premium subscription to just $12/year and $1.49/month, as well as removed the 2- and 3-year plans. Now you can enjoy NordLocker’s tiny price without a long-term commitment. Of course, you can still try out the app with 2GB of free encryption.
To help you get to your files quicker, we’ve implemented a Recent lockers feature, which does exactly what it sounds like. When launching NordLocker, you now get a window with all your recent lockers.
Those of you who keep all files in a single locker can disable this feature in the Settings menu. And while we're on the topic, there are more options in the Settings. It’s where you can set the default app behavior for encrypting your data – copy and encrypt files, move them, or ask every time.
In February, we also added another highly-anticipated feature, cloud integration to share lockers even easier. Cloud gives you easy access, while NordLocker's zero-knowledge encryption ensures privacy. Now you can have both.
The first cloud service to work with NordLocker is Dropbox. To share a locker via Dropbox, click the Share button on the right-hand panel and then Send via Dropbox. After you connect Dropbox to NordLocker, a copy of the locker goes to Dropbox. This generates a sharing link for the locker. Just don't forget to add access for the person you're sharing the locker with.
In addition to the new features, we're making the existing ones better and smoother. Here's a list of the tweaks we’ve implemented recently.
- List and Grid views
- Sorting (Windows)
- Image preview
- Improved right-click options
Are you a list or a grid person? Doesn't matter, because you can now use both to browse your lockers.
If you have lots of files, you need sorting. You want it, you got it.
If you can't find a file, use Search.
If you want, encrypt your entire photo collection. Image preview is available in the sidebar.
Export, rename, copy - now all available through a right-click menu.
What hasn’t changed?
Just because it's a feature, doesn't mean it needs reworking. Our core promises and features are not changing:
- Zero-knowledge encryption
- State-of-the-art encryption
- Commitment to user experience
We promised to protect your data from snooping companies. The only way to do that was to guarantee that only you know what's inside your lockers. That’s why NordLocker encrypts files locally. You hold the master password and the recovery key. That means no next-gen tech startup, cloud provider, or even hacker can know what's inside your locker.
Features may come and go, but our encryption will never get weaker. Your files are protected by AES-256 and ECC.
You want a secure app that's quick and easy to use. That's what we're trying to achieve with every new release. That’s why we’re always waiting for your feedback, even if it’s 4 am on a Saturday. If you have something you want to share, reply to any of our emails directly.
The future of NordLocker
And finally, the future. In the upcoming months, we’ll continue focusing on user experience and adding more integrations. As a result, we're building a new installer and simplifying file sharing, especially when it comes to users who don’t currently use NordLocker.
Next, a topic we’ve already touched upon — cloud integrations. We can now confirm that Google Drive sharing is just around the corner, while other services like iCloud and OneDrive are coming soon, too. We’re also working on adding locker synchronization with the cloud services.
What’s your NordLocker experience been like? Do you like the new features? What would you like to see next?
Send your feedback to [email protected] and let us know.
Elisa’s all about languages. She speaks five, loves stand-up comedy, and is writing her first novel. Besides her extensive knowledge of cybersecurity, she’s an expert in persuasion techniques hackers use and strives to teach people how to avoid online scams.