Do I understand correctly that if I use AxCrypt to encrypt a file, then I can only ever open that file in its associated program, and not in another program? For example, on my computer I have three different text editors and four different browsers, but obviously TXT and HTML are associated only to one program.
Or… is there a way to open encrypted files in other programs, without continually decrypting and encrypting the files?
No, you’ve understood it correctly. We always open in the default associated application. We don’t have a ‘transitive’ Open With option yet.
We try to keep it simple, and actually – try as I might, I don’t think I’ve had this request mentioned before… 20+ millions users and about 17+ years… It seems most settle on having one preferred application for a given extension.
I do understand why you’d want to be able to switch, but it’s not a common request apparently. Sorry, it’s not likely to be a priority in the near future.