BuduLock is a freeware Windows application developed to lock any user defined folder and to block unauthorized access to USB devices.
If you’re an experienced user, this isn’t probably the first app of its kind you try, so chances are that you are amazed by the simple interface it provides.
Although a simple interface is usually the first sign of a user-friendly application, in this case it only represents a basic piece of software with a limited number of features and no configuration options.
That’s right, BuduLock is an app supposed to lock folders and USB drives that doesn’t feature any configuration settings and only a very basic interface.
With a tabbed layout, BuduLock lets you pick the folders to lock, asking you for a password that shall be used to access the content. Plus, you can enable and disable flash drives, again with a password needed to block unauthorized access.
As you can see, everything’s pretty simple, so the lack of a help file shouldn’t bother you too much. The lack of features on the other hand should.
BuduLock comprises absolutely no password reset feature and doesn’t even show the currently locked files, so there’s no way to find out which folders are locked at a given moment.
It doesn’t work at all on Windows 7, as it fails to lock any folder on the computer, even when launched with administrator privileges.
All in all, BuduLock is just an interesting idea and nothing more. It needs tons of updates, more configuration options, a revised interface and a comprehensive help file to at least dream about the elite of this particular software category.