From Linoma Software:
GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio makes it easy to protect sensitive files using the popular Open PGP (GPG) encryption standard. Documents can be encrypted, decrypted, signed and verified from your desktop using its intuitive graphical interface. An integrated key manager allows you to quickly create, import, export and manage Open PGP keys needed to encrypt and decrypt files. A wide variety of encryption algorithms are supported including AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and TDES ciphers. GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio runs on most operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and UNIX. Open PGP is a broadly adopted encryption technology for protecting confidential information such as financial and personal information including PII, PCI and PHI data. What sets Open PGP apart from conventional encryption is its asymmetric (dual-key) cryptographic system, which utilizes a combination of public and private keys. Messages sent to trading partners are encrypted with their unique 'public' key, but can only be decrypted with the secret 'private' key. Open PGP ensures that only authorized users (holding the private key) are able to access the protected data.
OpenPGP Studio keeps a complex process simple. Very simple to download and install. Easy to create, import and manage security keys. Easy to select files to encrypt and decrypt. Lightweight and intuitive interface. For free...this is a great PGP encryption tool.
I have not run into any cons yet. If I need additional functionality like automation, I can get it from the vendor.
I've seen several free OpenPGP tools released, fizzle out and finally disappear. Most were tricky for the average user to learn, install and use. OpenPGP Studio simplifies the PGP encryption process and key management process far better than any other free PGP tool that I've seen. It's a great introduction to Linoma's other file security management tools. I've used Linoma's GoAnywhere MFT products and really appreciate their class A support team. It's great to see a very useful free product from a great company like Linoma Software. Kudos!
dualj, aside from automation, we hope you found the application easy to use. GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio was created as a helpful tool for ad-hoc encryption. Like many utilities and apps, it provides a solution or fills a gap for the average home/desktop user. Automation of any task can become highly customized and is usually part of an enterprise workflow. That is why we offer managed file transfer and encryption automation in a completely separate server-class application called GoAnywhere Director.