AxCrypt does zip-style compression before encryption…
AxCrypt 1 & 2 are designed for the same basic use-case, it’s just that AxCrypt 2 has evolved based on input and feedback for more ease of use, and wider usability (sharing). They work the same, the only difference is that the AxCrypt 1 checkboxes “Remember this for encryption” and “Remember this for decryption” are “always checked” (they don’t exist, but in principle) in AxCrypt 2, and instead we use the screen saver or similar to clear the password memory. You should *always* lock your computer when you walk away from it. If you don’t it doesn’t matter what I do with AxCrypt, you should consider your system and security as compromised.