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Crypto Anywhere OpenPGP Edition

By Bytefusion Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This application encrypts e-mails for secure transmittal, but its numerous steps are taxing. CryptoAnywhere claims to convert your typed message to an unreadable text format, which can then be decoded by the mail recipient even without the software. Its standard interface serves as your e-mail center. Just type your message in the text box, click Encipher Send, and your message is on its way. A user-specified password will serve as the key for the recipient to decode the message. If the recipient doesn't have CryptoAnywhere, they must copy and paste the message to the Windows Clipboard, but it's unclear as to what to do from there. During testing, we successfully encrypted and sent messages but failed to decrypt them. While the program's help menu contains flowcharts with several steps for encryption and decryption methods, we still were left with an unreadable e-mail message. Fewer steps and clearer instructions would prove handy in using this freeware.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3


Release December 5, 2008
Date Added April 15, 2004
Version 3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


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Developer's Description

Crypto Anywhere is secure e-mail on the move! Users can decrypt and encrypt messages to friends who use PGP, OpenPGP, SecExMail, and many more. Crypto Anywhere allows you to make a travel floppy which can be used in an Internet cafe or at work. You don't even need to install the software - just run it from the floppy disk or USB thumb drive. Encrypted messages can be sent to friends who don't even have Crypto Anywhere. Registered users can use Crypto Anywhere for commercial purposes. Crypto Anywhere implements trusted, industry standard, strong encryption algorithms based on RSA public key encryption, the Twofish block cipher, ISAAC random number generator and OpenPGP.