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XLS Padlock

XLS Padlock is software to copy-protect Excel workbooks. It works as a compiler that allows you to turn your Excel
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Release date
2 February 2013

Editor's review

Copy protection is provided by this application for Excel sheets/workbooks.

XLS Padlock is software for Microsoft Excel to copy-protect Excel workbooks. This tool works as an add-in for the Microsoft Excel. It turns the Excel worksheets into secured files. Even when these kinds of data have to be distributed widely, you could feel safe that only authorized people will be able to access the data. The possible other protections are dongle based and hardware based. With the dongle based protection, you need to have an authorized dongle to run the sheet on a computer. The locking could be hardware locked; where the license key looks at the CPU and or HDD id to arrive at an authorization code. This way, the workbook can be working only on a particular machine. This tool allows you to lock specific formula to protect your data.

You can set it so that the use is time limited. The access expires after a given number of runs, given number of days or on a specific date. The program is standalone, and no other program (you need Excel, of course) is required for it to complete its job. It is compatible with Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and Excel 2013; 32-bit or 64-bit versions. This has a clear and easy to use interface. It is intuitive enough that most users should get familiar with it quite easily. Getting productive with it should not take much time. Most users savvy enough to use Excel should be able to master the tool very quickly. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, you should try it in your exact workflow.

Publisher's description

XLS Padlock is software for Microsoft Excel to copy-protect Excel workbooks. XLS Padlock is directly integrated into Microsoft Excel as an add-in: it works as a compiler that allows you to turn your Excel worksheets into secured applications.
Thus, you can safely distribute your XLS files, control which user can access your Excel worksheets and prevent copying.
Besides, XLS Padlock allows you to secure your Excel files with dongle protection or with hardware-locked activation keys only working on a given computer. You can also decide which formulas should be protected, so that an end user can use them, but without accessing them or being able to copy them in another Excel file.
Applications can expire after a given number of days or runs, or on a specific date. Perfect if you want to let users try your Excel applications.
Secured applications are stand-alone and only need Microsoft Excel to work. All Excel functionalities are supported.
Compatible with Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and Excel 2013. 32-bit or 64-bit versions are available.
Full user guide and support forum are available.
XLS Padlock
XLS Padlock
Version 1.0.1
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User comments

OryxRaceData Ltd
We bought XLSPadlock but so far find that it does not work. When a locked exe. file is opened on a client machine with virus protection software sees it as a threst and simply deletes it. We have tried to resolve this problem with XLS padlock but they have no solution to date. We are having to look for an alternative that works.
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