Discover the True Power of Encryption with Cryptee: A Review of its Pros and Cons

Are you looking for a secure and reliable way to store your photos, videos, and documents? Look no further than Cryptee, the open-source encrypted storage solution that’s taking your digital world by storm. In this article, I’ll dive into what makes Cryptee so special and why it’s worth considering for your personal and professional needs. But I’ll also explore the downsides of this innovative app, and why it may not be the best fit for everyone.

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This blog post was improved with the use of ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI.

What Makes Cryptee Stand Out

First, let’s talk about what Cryptee does best: keeping your data safe. Unlike traditional cloud storage solutions, Cryptee encrypts everything on your device before uploading it to the cloud. This means that even if someone were to gain access to your account, they wouldn’t be able to see or use your files without your encryption key. This added layer of security is especially important for sensitive information, such as financial documents or personal photos.

Availability and Features

But Cryptee isn’t just secure, it’s also incredibly versatile. The app is available on any device with a browser, including smartphones and tablets. And for even more convenience, Cryptee offers a progressive web app (PWA) that looks and feels just like a native app on your phone. Plus, you can sync your data across all your devices in real-time, so you never have to worry about manually transferring files.

Pricing and Plans

When it comes to pricing, Cryptee offers a variety of plans to suit different needs and budgets. The free plan gives you 100 MB of storage, while paid plans start at just €3 a month for 10 GB and go up to €27 a month for 2 TB. And with a wide range of features, such as ghost folders, live sync, and minimal notes, Cryptee has everything you need to stay organized and productive.

The Downside of Cryptee

But as with any app, Cryptee isn’t perfect. One of the biggest downsides is that it doesn’t support background uploads. This means that if they had implemented the sync of your data in the background, one would have to manually enter your encryption key each time. And while Cryptee is working on finding a solution to this issue, it may not arrive soon enough for those who are used to the convenience of iCloud Photos.

I asked them about background uploads and this is what I got:

(…) This is one of those things we were used to doing conveniently with unencrypted applications, but won’t be able to do with encrypted apps easily without good operating system-level support for it., John 07/03/22

We are of course exploring alternative methods and routes for this, but sadly it doesn’t seem likely to arrive soon in a form that we’re used to, for both usability and technical reasons., John 07/03/22


All in all, Cryptee is powerful and innovative and offers unparalleled security and versatility. But it’s not the right fit for everyone. If you’re looking for a simple and convenient cloud storage solution, Cryptee may not be the best choice.

But if you’re serious about keeping your data safe and secure, Cryptee is definitely worth checking out.

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