Cloud Sync feature is optional and deactivated by default. This page will help you to decide whether you want to activate it. Clipà.Vu will save plenty of your time even without this feature. Read below, understand and make your free decision…
Obviously your data (even when encrypted) will not be stored on your local computer only.
At the moment (February 2017) images are not encrypted. This will be fixed very soon.
Some level of trust to your preferred cloud provider (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, …) is a precondition.
Some level of your trust to our encryption algorithm is also required.
The key point in our cloud sync security model is the separation of the encryption / decryption abilities from the physical access to your data. We (Clipà.Vu) know how to decrypt your data but because we do not provide any cloud storage functionality we cannot physically access your data. Your cloud provider, on the other hand, can access your data but they cannot decrypt it. If you have ever trusted some your files to any of the the well established cloud providers you can trust this sync model even more because it delivers an extra security layer: The separation of concerns.
How does it work?
Generally talking Clipà.Vu application uses the cloud provider (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive) of your choice the same way you use it as a user. Have you ever put any photo or text file to e.g. Dropbox and synced it with your other computer? Then you did something similar Clipà.Vu does.
There is however one big difference. Clipà.Vu adds one more security layer on top of the one provided by your cloud provider. It encrypts all your clips into unreadable stream of characters. It also splits your clips to different files whereas only Clipà.Vu knows how to use them.
Currently (Q1 2017) only Dropbox is available as Clipà.Vu cloud provider. Support of the other cloud services (OneDrive, Google Drive, …) will be added in the foreseeable future.