So many parties, so little time - How Dropvault brought secure collaboration to property conveyancing

Property conveyancing is essentially collaboration between many parties. Bringing together all the tasks needed to complete a property purchase and managing these tasks & paperwork across a number of independent teams. And doing so securely. It's this very collaboration that takes time and is prone to delays and missed deadlines. One delay, one missed email with a valuable document, can disrupt timelines and squeeze profit out of what is already a low margin activity. So many parties, so little time Conveyancing by it's very natures involves input and actions from many parties - From two or more legal teams,2 banks or financial institutions, estate agents/realtors and the clients themselves - Coordination across all these parties at the various stages of the process is complicated and time consuming. Today this is mostly carried out over email - Sending or cc'ing multiple parties in banks, estate agents, property searches - the list is endless and tracking th

Keys? We don't need no keys. How to share and encrypt without sharing the key.

So many keys, so little time One of the big issues and barriers with encryption is key management – You need a strong, random, hard to guess key that both parties know, you need to share this key with the other party, and managing how to store the key somewhere safe is a serious impediment to widespread adoption of encryption. Any security focused app that want's to be successful needs a user experience that hides many of the steps needed to secure data while at the same time, securing the data. And even more importantly - You need to take the decision whether or not to encrypt out of the hands of your team by making it seamless and transparent. With DropVault we try to address the issue of managing your keys – We let you share conversations and documents with anyone without ever sharing the encryption key. How does this work? When you create a channel and choose an encryption key, we also create a password.   For every user you invite to access the cha

Why email sucks as a secure collaboration tool

We all use email – it’s been around for so long and although we’ve added features and the apps have got better, it’s still basically the same beneath the hood. But email today is used far more than anyone would have ever thought – for teams, as a filing cabinet, team collaboration and countless other uses. The problem with email is that it was never designed for any of this and it struggles to be successful when stretched beyond it's limits. Why are apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams growing so fast? Look at the rise and massive success of messaging apps like Slack or Microsoft Teams. They are evidence that email for teams doesn’t work great and to stay productive, to regain control, we need to move onto apps that are designed for something more than just sending a message. So what’s DropVault all about? In a nutshell – It’s secure collaboration and document sharing. In today's world we need collaboration and sharing but we also need security and priva