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GPG Suite for Mac

By GPGTools Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 2, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2019.2

https://gpgtools.org/releases/gpgsuite/2019.2/release-notes.html

General

Release February 27, 2020
Date Added February 27, 2020
Version 2019.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra

Popularity

Total Downloads 13,527
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

GPG Suite is open source software bringing OpenPGP to Apple macOS. The project originated from efforts to revamp GPG Mail 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.