CNET Editors' review
With its effortless operation and thorough setup, GPG Suite for Mac represents a solid solution for encrypting e-mail. Its ability to work with the Mac Mail application, seamlessly, is an advantage over other programs.
GPG Suite for Mac's wizard walks the user through the initial steps to set up encryption. Users must designate e-mail addresses and enter a passphrase for use. It's a small touch, but we liked that the program warns you if your passphrase is weak. While creating a new e-mail in the Mail application, the user sees additional icons for encrypting and signing the e-mail. Note that you can't encrypt a message until the recipient is added, but this doesn't reduce the program's functionality. GPG Suite for Mac allows you to export a key phrase pair, allowing someone on the other end to decrypt the message by entering it. From the setup menu, which is well designed, users can select buttons on the top for importing and exporting phrases, as well as creating new ones. The main part of the window displays a listing of created keys, along with the associated e-mail, date created, and a short identification code.
For those users who want a basic and easy way to encrypt e-mails, GPG Suite for Mac fits the bill and performs well.
GPG Suite (formerly GPGTools Installer) is an open source initiative to bring OpenPGP to Apple OS X. The project originated from efforts to revamp GPGMail development in 2010. The personal privacy is one of the most underestimated goods everyone of us has. By encrypting your data before sending them over the internet you prevent others from reading them during the delivery process. Where the "others" can not only be negligible hackers but more important criminal individuals, business companies or even governments interested in your personal information for various reasons some of them you can't even imagine. Another point is the origin of information. Every piece of information has its source that inseparably belongs to it. The source of an information is almost as important as the information itself. By using GPGTools the receiver of an email or file can be sure the information has been sent by only you. He even can tell if the content has been altered on its way through the internet and is therefore not valid for you. PGP messages cannot be faked.
What's new in this version: See https://gpgtools.org/ for details.
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All versions:4.3 stars
out of 6 votes
Current version:5.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"OS X Mavericks 10.9 support from day one!"
Version: GPG Suite 2013.08.06
Great. I was hoping for Mavericks support in a few weeks after the initial 10.9 release. But they blew my mind with official support from day one!
Nothing really, this is being improved and I hope the people behind it get some donations so this is being further developed.
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