encryptProject Administrator: The encrypt Development Team
encrypt is a small application which has been designed, from the beginning (all three of them so far), to be as simple to use as possible and have the smallest file size (download time) achievable. The idea is small and simple, yet the encryption aims to be a strong as possible, as well as giving the user the choice about how their data is secured.
It has been written in C, using GTK for the GUI (requires at least version 3.0), to help increase the portability to as many different operating systems as is useful. In addition to the dependency on the GTK, the desktop builds also now depend on the GNU library libgcrypt for the encryption and hash algorithms; this increases the number of available algorithms for the end user, and also ensures that the implementations are correct and (largely) free of (serious) bugs :-)
Not only do we have an Android version, but we also now have a native release for Mac OS X! (Of course if you would prefer, you can still build an X11 version using Homebrew and following the typical *nix instructions in the documentation.)
It's this level of portability—and simplicity—which we hope will make encrypt more useful to people who use different operating systems in different situations: home, office, on the go, etc. as it uses the same algorithms and interface. Be aware that the Whirlpool algorithm algorithm is different on desktops versus Android.
Currently we provide binary packages for 64 bit Arch, Debian, Fedora, Slackware and Apple's OS X, as well as a 32 bit Microsoft Windows installer. encrypt is also known to compile on various *BSD's, but your mileage vary.
NB: It has been noted that some characters, when used in the password, aren't completely cross-platform; for instance the character £ doesn't play well on Android devices.
Binary packages, and GPG signatures, for version 2015.01 are available below for x64 architectures (unless otherwise specified):
- Arch Linux
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
- OS X Yosemite
The DEB package is also compatible with the latest version of Ubuntu, and the RPM is (mostly) compatible with SUSE—it will complain that it cannot satisfy the curl dependency but this can be ignored, you just won't be prompted when a new version of encrypt is available. The Windows package is also known to run on 64-bit Windows 7, but due to some hard-coded paths in the Glade UI the icon in the about dialog doesn't show.
The latest source (stable or otherwise) can be cloned from our Git repository:
$ git clone https://albinoloverats.net/git/encrypt.gitLast commit: 2015-06-25
$ wget https://albinoloverats.net/downloads/encrypt.git.tar.xz