XLS Padlock Software Box

Secure your Excel workbooks

Hassle-free software for protecting and licensing Excel workbooks, VBA and formulas

XLS Padlock is software for Microsoft Excel to copy-protect Excel workbooks. It works as a compiler that turns your Excel spreadsheets, formulas and VBA code into secured applications.

Lots of protection options for your Excel workbooks

Lots of protection options for your Excel workbooks

Wrap your Excel spreadsheets into secure Windows EXE applications with Formula Protection, VBA Compiler, EULA display, licensing and trial features, dongle or USB stick protection, and much more

What's new for XLS Padlock

April 12th, 2021: XLS Padlock FastSpring Subscription Kit available. Get paid for your Excel workbooks with subscriptions. See further news

Decide which formulas should be protected

Formulas protected with XLS Padlock work as expected, but end users can not view them or copy them to another Excel file. It is even possible to disable the formula bar in spreadsheets.

Decide which formulas should be protected in your spreadsheets
Advanced licensing features for Excel workbooks

Advanced licensing features for Excel workbooks

Secure your Excel files with online activation, with hardware-locked activation keys only working on a given computer, with dongle protection and/or with generic USB stick protection...

Sell your Excel spreadsheets with WooCommerce or earn money with subscriptions.

Secure your sensitive Excel VBA code

Protect and hide your sensitive Excel VBA code by converting it to bytecode with our exclusive XLS Padlock's VBA compiler. Lock access to VBA project or prevent access to VBA editor.

Secure your sensitive VBA code

Live Workbook Demonstration

Test an Excel workbook compiled with XLS Padlock yourself. Discover how to use formula protection, custom splash screen, EULA display, VBA macro protection and even activation keys for your Excel workbooks and spreadsheets.

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More Reasons for XLS Padlock

Lots of useful features

Applications can expire after a given number of days or runs, or on a specific date. Show a trial reminder (nag screen) and an EULA (license agreement) at startup. Disable standard Excel actions such as print, copy to clipboard...

Powerful licensing options

Automate licensing of your compiled Excel workbooks: with the free WooCommerce integration kit available to XLS Padlock customers, manage licenses and online activations visually through your WooCommerce store.

Code signing and installers

Automatically code sign your spreadsheet application EXE files before distribution, make Setup programs or installers for your secure workbooks.

All recent Excel handled

XLS Padlock is compatible with Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002... 32-bit or 64-bit versions. It works fine with Office 365 subscriptions.

Stand-alone applications

Secured EXE applications are stand-alone and only require Microsoft Excel to work. All Excel functionalities are supported. XLS Padlock can also compile EXE for any Excel bitness: 32-bit, 64-bit and even Universal.