Cryptomator 2.0 for iOS: Open Source and Beta Release

Hi guys, fantastic work!
I’m currently testing v2.0.0(451) on iOS 15.0.2
The user experience has significantly improved, great job on that. New features like google drive apps integration are awesome, however, I noticed some small probably just UX issues there:
I added a vault for google drive with the following steps:

  1. Tab the plus button.
  2. choose Create New Vault.
  3. select Google Drive & complete google auth.
  4. select Create New Folder.
  5. choose
  6. create new password & create
  7. confirm the confirmation prompt.
    The screen gets stuck at step 7 for sometime probably creating the vault on google drive and then eventually it moves forward. Not a big deal but it’d be nice to display a spinner or something similar to let the user know they should wait. Everything else was flaw less here :+1:

Then the next thing I tested was creating a vault using Other File Providers feature.
When you tab Select Storage Location, only iCloud Drive and On My iPhone options are selectable. I’m not sure if it’s something to do with permissions from the file providers or iOS itself but I checked the settings everywhere and didn’t find a clue. I wish there was a way to effectively choose the storage location from file list of providers. It can also be totally me not using the app properly, please correct me if that’s the case.

Here is an image about storage locations and as you see only local iOS storage and iCloud Drive are selectable.

Still testing the other aspects such as accessibility and encryption.

Regarding my statement about accessing file providers, I’ve tested the same feature using other apps and there was no problems accessing those file providers listed in the image above, that means it probably is possible to do the same in Cryptomator.

The difference is: We need access to folders and not files (as in other apps you’ve probably tested). Technical discussion is here:

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I’m very excited about Cryptomator 2.0. Is there an expected release date yet?

Not yet. We’re aiming for this year though. :crossed_fingers:


Sorry to ask if that question has already been asked. I saw that when I open a picture from my Vault in the Files App, it - logically - downloads. But when I locked and unlocked my vault again, the cloud symbol on the picture was still gone and I could still see the preview, meaning the picture was still locally on my iPhone even when my vault was locked. This seems like a huge security issue to me. Can you tell me where files that I open are downloaded to? How is the encryption ensured when it’s downloaded? And why is my file still stored locally when I lock my vault? Or am I misunderstanding something?

We are restricted by the technical implications and limitations of the File Provider. Indeed, the downloaded and decrypted files are then locally cached (in the app’s sandbox). Btw, you can always clear the cache in the Cryptomator app.

When thinking about Cryptomator’s security target, this is not a huge security issue:

In addition, you have to keep in mind what Cryptomator is not. Protection of the files on the local computer is not the focus of Cryptomator.

Of course, it’s still the goal of Cryptomator to restrict the access of decrypted content as much as possible so that they don’t accidentally leak.

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Just opened a feature request that might be useful:


I cannot verbally express how cool you guys are. Not only did you answer really quickly but you also opened a feature request. Thanks!

It would be a great feature to add an option for auto upload of taken pictures. :wink:

Feature Request for that is here:

Hello, I loaded the new Cryptomator 2.0 release from App store. I found following (very small) issue: Start app > click on the gear icon > click on rate app. This link opens the old Cryptomator app from app store. From my point of view it should load Cryptomator 2.0 app instead.

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Yeah, it’s quite embarassing. Already submitted version 2.0.2 to Apple yesterday and we’re still waiting for a review. :joy: