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With iCrypt you will be able to crypt your data using an AES algorithm with 256-bit encryption. Just drag and drop files or folders on iCrypt to encrypt or decrypt them. Use on Mac OS X is really easy, moreover self-decrypting files allow you to exchange your data even if your recipient has not installed iCrypt. UNIX compatibility is also provided by the use of ccrypt. This encrypting method is really strong and secure so could be illegal in some countries. Use it in accordance with your local laws.

Main features:

  • Allows encrypting of files and more...

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Universal Binary.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Outer Member IconComment+118
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MACUPDATE: this site no longer exists. It was taken down because the Developer was violating the GPL of the underlying encryption technology. Please remove this entry in its entirety.

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Version 1.3
Regular-Warren
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Thanks for the heads-up! I've disabled the listing.

Lounge Deluxe Member IconComment+196
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Has iCrypt been abandoned by its developer? Both the 'download now' and 'visit developer's site' button lead to a "page not found". Even Google seems not able to find the developer.

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Version 1.3
Outer Member IconComment+118
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Attempting to visit the listed "Visit Developer's Site" link just at the moment (2010-12-28 06:56 EST) yields "Page introuvable" (aka page not found).

Moreover, if this is simply a GUI into the freeware (and by me, highly respected) UNIX command-line utility ccrypyt see (< ccrypt.sourceforge.net > how much of the shareware fee accrues to the original freeware developer of the underlying technology?
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Version 1.3
Jfm Member IconComment+73
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I need two small clarifications: first, is this application related to the other app by the same name, produced by djodjodesign? I realize that I had installed that app last year, believing it was a new release of iCrypt by Julien Couthouis, but apparently it was not.

Other clarification needed: as I install iCrypt version 1.2, I see in the Finder that the date of the application is 2005. Somewhat strange for a new release of the app in 2009. Or did I miss something here?

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Version 1.2
Lounge Deluxe
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The website of the dev says that this version (1.2) was introduced on March 5, 2005. So you are right, there's something odd about this re-release.

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Anonymous
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This program encrypts files only (not Folders). And while I found a way around that, I just about purchase this program except at the last minute I didn't. Why? The website for the credit card page is unsecure (it was not a "//https" webpage). Hello, this is not very cool for a person trying to sell you a security program. DUH!

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Sorry, the frame was secure (https) but it was not visible. I changed the webpage and now it open a new window where https is visible.

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Anonymous
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Nice

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Version 1.2
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thebrix
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"Just" a front end to a command (ccrypt) but very well done and easy to use; easily worth £5.62 in strong money, especially given that - for example - WinZip asks $29 for essentially the same functionality, including AES-256 encryption, and Stuffit even more!

If you are interested only in file encryption, not encryption and/or signing of email, iCrypt is just right; PGP and GnuPG are far too complicated for that task. I back files and folders up to my own ftp server and a single drag-and-drop strongly encrypts them before upload.

iCrypt is robust and can easily cope with several-hundred-megabyte Entourage mailboxes, for example.

Only two minor glitches; the keyboard tab order between fields is wrong (it should be Passphrase, then Confirm, then the two checkboxes) and, in my opinion, the delay before the program starts if you haven't registered (30 seconds) is too long.

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Version 1.2
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This is an awesome app. The best feature is the ability to make a stand alone self extracting archive of your data, so the recieving party need not have the app.

As an aside, 8 euros is a steep, perhaps not for Europeans, but for us poor Americans with our worthless Monopoly money, that is like $15.

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Version 1.1
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Warning -- don't rename files or it won't decrypt, it says. You can rename it, but not the file extensions. Then it says [renamed] successfully decrypted, even if it is not named [renamed].

Warning -- opens asking for something to encrypt with the option to delete original ticked. Not good for a startup default. Select Preferences first and untick the relevant boxes then set it to open with the default window.

If your extension becomes tar.cpt.1 -- as in a duplicate -- the app doesn't realize the file is its encrypted offspring.

Tab won't send you to the other Confirm [Password] field but to the buttons. Hit Tab again. Not a major problem but this isn't freeware.

Needs a button besides [Cancel] and [OK] to clear dragged item without making the window disappear.

I don't think this supports multiple dragged items. It should, naming it archive.tar.cpt or something by default. It doesn't ... but it'll handle multiple items in a folder. (At least it asks when you are decrypting a file that already exists uncrypted.)

Cancel makes the window disappear into the ether but not forget the dragged item. Click on the docked icon to call it up again -- a bit too weird for me.

Nag delay is 75 seconds for unregistered versions -- 30 seconds would've been better -- but the app is otherwise fully usable. JC, if you want to get money for shareware, don't irritate users. Those that can't pay, won't pay ... until they can, assuming they are still using the app and find it essential. Better be patient and have a non-paying user than a non-user IMHO.

Is it worth 8 Euros? Maybe 10+ Euros once it's polished up, properly preferenced by default, has a history of updates, handles multiple drags, and is better documented; but not the way it stands now. So, how about it JC?

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Thanks for writing your comprehensive review! I'll wait on this one.

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Anonymous
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Hi "Anonymous". I used some of your comments to improve the 1.2 version. Hope it would be better for all. If you have other idea or comments feel free to mail me.

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Anonymous
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Demo nag screen lasts almost 2 full minutes. I think I'll take that time to write a negative review.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 10,690
Version Downloads 2,714
License Shareware
Date 27 Dec 2010
Platform OS X
Price $12.95