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Sending Files Securely in Encrypted ZIP Archives

Besides the obvious reason for using ZIP archives — conserving disc space or network traffic — there are other very good ones:

  • Sending ZIP archives is the only way to email entire folders, including complex subfolder structures.
  • While encrypted files are perfectly safe while being stored inside GoodReader (provided you have enabled application-level Encryption), sending them away via open channels such as email may present a significant security risc. For PDFs you may want to prefer the option of adding a PDF password. But for the rest of files, sending them in an encrypted password-protected ZIP archive is an excellent alternative.


Here`s how to create a ZIP archive:

  • press Manage Files on the main screen
  • select all the files and folders you wish to compress into a ZIP archive
  • press ZIP
  • choose either Normal ZIP or ZIP with Password. Please note that adding a password to ZIP is a Pro Pack feature.




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