October 17, 2012 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden - Coding Turtle is pleased to announce Scrambler 1.1.6, an update to their simple encryption app for OS X. Scrambler makes it convenient to secure files before sending them along unsafe places, such as to other Macs via untrusted email, instant messaging or cloud-based services. Scrambler resides in the status bar - providing a small icon in the top-right area of the screen.
To encrypt a file with Scrambler, users drag the file on Scrambler's status bar icon and type in a password via a small and non-intrusive pop-up window. The result is, of course, an encrypted file.
To decrypt the encrypted file, users drag it back on Scrambler's status bar icon and type in the same password. The result is, of course, the original file.
Users can also drag folders, or a collection of files and folders, on Scrambler - they will be encrypted into a single encrypted file.
The recipients of one's encrypted files do not necessarily have to purchase Scrambler. They can download a free "decrypt-only" version of the app called Descrambler, available from the same developer.
* Uses industry-standard tar archiving and gzip compression
* Uses secure industry-standard AES-256 encryption
* Uses industry-standard base-64 encoding
* Preserves Mac OS X metadata of files, including extended attributes
* Encrypted files can, if desired, be decrypted using standard Terminal commands
New in Version 1.1.6:
* New icons and artwork that are compatible with the retina display
* Fixes a bug that in some cases caused an error during decryption
* Various underlying bug fixes
New in Version 1.1.4:
* Fixes a bug that in some cases caused an error/crash when encrypting folders
New in Version 1.1.2:
* Fixes a bug that made it unable for some users to launch the app
* Some minor internal improvements
New in Version 1.1:
* No limit on how large files can be encrypted
* Progress indicator displaying the percentage completion of the encryption or decryption process
* The ability to cancel encryption or decryption before completion
* A simple encryption app for the Mac
* Makes it convenient to secure files before sending them along unsafe places
* Resides in the status bar - providing a small icon in the upper-right area of the screen
* To encrypt a file, users drag it on Scrambler's status bar icon and type in a password
* A small and non-intrusive pop-up window to type in the password
* To decrypt, users drag the encrypted file back on Scrambler and type in the same password
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 3.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Scrambler 1.1.6 costs $2.99, and is available on the Mac App Store. It is also available directly from the developer on Scrambler's website, where a free and fully functional 5-day trial can be downloaded.
Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Coding Turtle was founded by Shlok Datye in 2011. The company specializes in innovative apps for OS X and iOS. Copyright (C) 2012 Coding Turtle. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.