updated 06:35 pm EST, Thu January 8, 2009
Excel Software has released DocProtect 1.0, an application for protecting rights and access to files, from actions like drag-and-drop copying to exporting and saving. The software wraps a protective license around the document to limit use by non-licensed users. It also works with HTML projects, offering the above protection and password protection for image collections, video and audio files, PDFs and Excel spreadsheets. Developers can design trial period access for the software, which works with files like CAD and .mov, .mp3, .avi and others.
The new software works on Mac OS X 10.1 and higher, and is now available for $500 for a single-user license. It also works with Windows (a cross-platform license is $800).