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Confidential Basic 1.7.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Confidential Basic 1.7.1

Tag files with different levels of confidentiality with one click!
$72.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 9 (23%) 31 (77%) 13 comments

Confidential Basic 1.7.1 was available as a giveaway on July 7, 2019!

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Confidential lets you tag files with different levels of confidentiality with one click, and the tags are visible to the whole team, in Windows Explorer. This helps to protect your team, your company, your clients and yourself to be compliant to regulations and company policies. With Confidential, you’ll be able to tag files as confidential on disks, networks, and cloud services – in fact, you can even tag emails as confidential. If you try emailing a classified document outside of your company, the Outlook plug-in that comes with Confidential will warn you.

Imagine benefiting from an automated solution that helps maintain compliance with legal regulations, contracts, and internal company policies. Additional features include the ability to create and manage user groups to easily restrict confidential files to specific departments and teams. Best of all, you can create rules based on file names and locations that empower you to tag an entire drive in minutes!

Please note: the license is provided for one year.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)


Tag Forge IVS



File Size:

70.7 MB



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From what I gathered from their website(s), this is a spin-off or "fork" from the same folks at Tag Forge IVS that have previously offered Tabbles, but with an even more business-oriented target market (primarily European at present, judging by their available GDPR-only rule set).

Q1: Is "Confidential Basic" the same thing as "Confidential Pro"? All I see for sale on their website is Confidential Personal (free), Pro (individual professionals), and Corporate.

Q2: Am I correct in assuming that Confidential must be installed on all computers in order for the tagging to function? I.E., if a file is sent "outside" the company (where all the teams/employees are using it) to someone else's machine (without Confidential), would they experience any special behaviour/notifications/restrictions/attached_comments with the received file/data?

Q3: Can Confidential and Tabbles be installed on the same machine? I.E., since both products seem to be pretty much the same code, do Confidential and Tabbles compliment and co-exist with each other (and is there a "bundle"?), or would their similar functions instead collide in a "struggle for supremacy" of the right-click menu and other Explorer integration?

This is one of those titles that is likely less popular among the typical GOTD crowd due to being unfamiliar in purpose or application outside the EU. Today would have been a great opportunity for the developers to have participated in the user comments to further educate us as to its usefulness as individuals or for application to situations at places of work. I think that a lot more comment posting activity would have resulted.

Interesting product/concept -- thanks for the introduction!

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I confess I didn't install Confidential Basic. This software strikes me as too arcane to be relevant.

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have read all of the previous comments. Many valid comments about securuity now and in the future of a fast paced work environment and the lack of need for single users. There seems to be no middle ground covered. For the sake of the programmer and offer and to be totally fair... I wouldn't have normally commented but... I am neither a just personal use PC owner nor a fast paced business owner. What I am is a single entrepreneur with multiple online radio stations and each with their own matching website, a single computer that is used for both personal and business and also for research for many things such as a future plan for homesteading, recipes, crafts and political for the podcasts and various social groups that I belong to.

With that being said, I can see this being very useful to help sort and remind me what I put where and what a folder I made 6 months ago may contain. If nothing more it would help organize and consolidate many folders into much less folders when merged. But... I as others have said wouldn't put all my hopes and dreams into this piece of software keeping my messaging safe or PC hack free. That isn't possible in the real world and the best way to avoid that when it comes to this part of the software would be either don't use the confidential settings or use them with caution and NEVER EVER send files you don't want shared with the world. The NSA will take care of sharing them for you. Anyway... I am going to give it a try and if it saves me even a few minutes of each day to get and stay organized it is worth it but just once I would like to see these smaller software offers be lifetime offers since they can and do use our comments and testimonials forever to promote their products and improve the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Tune Into Memory Lane  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To me, a freelance writer, this would probably not be that useful.

But it occurs to me that if a company is using it, and RELYING on it for preventing the sending out of confidential files, it could be highly dangerous. What if it failed to prevent something being sent out one day? What if it got it all screwed up, and let some things go, others not (even if they can go out)? And what if it stopped working altogether?

Indeed, what if you forget, and in a year, someone is able to send out confidential files from the company, because a licence wasn't obtained in time?

I dunno, but to me it seems somewhat "dangerous" -- and therefore kinda inviting the very thing you'd like to avoid....

There must be a market for this sort of thing -- with companies. But I bet the developers cover themselves with exculpatory clauses that state they "are not responsible for any malfunctions" -- like files that go out "inadvertently" even though marked as "Confidential" with this programme....

As Barry Johnson says, "'Isn't this just a solution looking for a problem?"

The problem is, it could make one. Or many.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)


Microsoft has a large array of biz solutions that allow meeting GDPR requirements, restricting/preventing access etc., but it's complicated enough to need IT specialists to set up & maintain, and all together probably too expensive for smaller businesses. If anyone's curious, Tony Redmond has written a number of articles on that sort of thing:

My take is that Confidential helps those smaller businesses, especially now that they may have to consider GDPR. I think you're correct that Confidential isn't an overwhelming solution, but then it doesn't require what for some are overwhelming resources.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)


Thanks for the petri link, a nice find. However, for me (as a first-time visitor to that website) it asked for an account signup which I really didn't want to do.

I did find this PDF file on that site "10 Featured Articles Serving IT Professionals in their Workplace" with the first article by Tony Redmond "What GDPR means to Office 365" covering the topic:


The significance of GDPR is summarized in the leading paragraph:

"...companies with business operations inside the European Union must follow the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to safeguard how they process personal data “wholly or partly by automated means and to the processing other than by automated means of personal data which form part of a filing system or are intended to form part of a filing system.” The penalties set for breaches of GDPR can be up to 4% of a company’s annual global turnover."

That should explain why today's title is very significant to some! However, I wonder if not being offered during a business weekday affects the intended target audience.

Also, I wonder if the policy editor tool shown in that article is available to USA users of Microsoft products (Office 365) either individually or at a company/corporate level. At least the Europeans are trying to provide some personal privacy protections.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I had a little play around with this and it works very well, it's not 100% perfect, but nothing is. I could see this being very useful in an office environment or where a PC is shared by different people but it isn't of much use on a PC with a single user. As I personally have no use for this I won't be keeping it but it is a good piece of software in the right place. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Registration failed:

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ootje, I've had this problem too, but after I retried it worked.
Maybe a server connection error that they fixed.

Reply   |   Comment by Victor  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I work in a hectic office with a lot of email/messenger interaction and I have to ask myself, 'Is this a solution looking for a problem?'

Reply   |   Comment by Barry Johnson  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

My Personal Computer does not have a team! Only I use it and nobody else has access to it. Perhaps in a work environment this may be of some use, but here were are non-commercial home users.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Very cool program, not so useful to me, but man Clinton could have used this a few years agoXD.

Reply   |   Comment by mgsgta3  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

which one, LOL

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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