I’m sorry to hear that you’re unhappy with version 2 of AxCrypt. You can in fact use AxCrypt 2 entirely offline if you so wish.
We do not support different passwords for personal use though, as we consider this to be a behavioral security risk. Please see http://www.axcrypt.net/blog/use-of-different-passwords/ .
A lot of thought and effort has gone into making AxCrypt 2 as secure as AxCrypt 1, or more so, and at the same time being even easier to use. We realize this implies some changes in how you use AxCrypt, but we ask you to keep an open mind and really try it out.
We’re also listening to the feedback, and we’ve done a number of modifications based on comments from both new and especially existing users of AxCrypt 1. Among other things we’ve made the new main user interface be less prominent, so use from Windows Explorer is very similar to the old version. We’ve also enabled full offline mode for users who insist. There are many more minor changes made as well as a result of the input we’ve received.
So, please do continue to let us know what you think! We are listening!
However, improvements that we’ve made that affect the actual security of the application we’re much less likely to consider. The “multiple passwords for a single user” is one of them. Sorry!
AxCrypt is an advanced encryption tool for users who just want it to work, without having to take security related decisions themselves such as algorithms and other technical parameters. We simply think that we can make better informed decisions than most of our users, who also in most part do not want even to be confronted with the choice.
AxCrypt is thus an opinionated software. We have an opinion about how it should work, and what is secure and less secure behavior. The “multiple passwords for a single user” is such an issue. Of course, we’re open to reasoning about it, if you find a flaw in our reasoning – do let us know and we’ll discuss it!