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BitEncrypt... Not one Mac OS X program has delivered a simple way to encrypt and decrypt files with a secret key. BitEncrypt is a new free application that allows for simple file encryption, allowing you to be confident that the file is safe. BitEncrypt uses solid 256-bit AES encryption; the same standard that the United States uses at a highly secret level.

What's New

Version 1.2.3:
  • Now a 64-bit binary for Intel-based computers

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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trance Member IconComment+152
trance
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most of the comments below are correct ....i just tried it and i either got a "variable error" dialog or the one file i managed to encrypt and then decrypt became an empty blank file.
........i'd say you have a very good chance of losing your data with this app

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Version 1.2.3
maclover201 Member IconComment-2
maclover201
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This app is great. I use it all the time. The previous versions had some bugs, but it now works, so I love it!

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Version 1.2.3
Beamy Member IconComment+200
Beamy
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BitEncrypt is a great idea and has a nice GUI, but it seems to have some problems and does not work with all files...

Why not making it open source, so that more people can help to improve it ?

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Version 1.2.2
Caligula Member IconComment+5
Caligula
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Alright macgeek914,

this will be my last word about it.

This is what happend to me: I wrote a letter to someone, 4 pages, decypted it with your _non-beta app_, deleted the original file cause it was a private letter, tried to open the encrypted file hours later at home to print it, - and could'nt open it anymore. So I lost my work and I wasn't in the best mood while I wrote my review.

I know that some files decrypt well, I tried it before, but some files don't.

So if you had feedbacks that there are problems with your app I think _you_ should warn your expected users about that, criticizing reviews isn't the right way you should handle that problem imho.

I'm not your enemy, I just don't like the risks your app brings to the users.
And please let _me_ choose if I want to spent the time to help you to bugfix your app, or just warn other users. I'm not a member of your team, freeware or not.

You can talk to the admin if you don't want to see negative reviews of your app here, maybe he will delete it for your pleasure.

But think of it.

Peace macgeek914.

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Version 1.2.1
macgeek914 (Developer)
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I'm sorry you had those issues with the letter, and I found the cause of the issue in the program code. I am working on a fix and 1.3 will be out soon!

Sorry you lost the letter, have a nice day.

Caligula Member IconReview+5
Caligula
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What is this?
An unsecure security app?

Most files I tested won't decrypt.

went to the best place for it: the trash...

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Version 1.2.1
macgeek914 (Developer)
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You could at least consider talking to us about how you are producing the problems before rating it poorly. That's a shame...

MacUpdate-Lon
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Not just a shame, it's thoughtless and mean-spirited.

Tice Member IconComment+119
Tice
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If you encrypt an .rtfd (which is a folder) you get no errormessage - BUT! if you decrypt it later the document is EMTY! That can be a bad awakening if you thought you could trash the original file.

CAREFUL!!

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Version 1.2.1
Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
Legal Eagle
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So far, all I have attempted to do is to try out the program by encrypting a couple of separate documents, individually. They are not in a folder and I have simply been testing your program with each document individually - to see whether it works satisfactorily and just how to use it. As I said before, sometimes it works smoothly, but frequently it does not.

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Version 1.2
macgeek914 (Developer)
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Have you noticed any patterns in what kind or names of files generally don't work and what kind do? I have been trying out many different documents now and it seems to work just fine for me. Does your username have any strange characters in it?

Legal Eagle
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I've noticed no patterns at all. And "No". My username key is perfectly normal.

macgeek914 (Developer)
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Unfortunately I've found no reasons it won't perform correctly on your machine... It works just fine for me and many others. Thank you for understanding.

BitEncrypt Development Division
Option-6 Products

Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
Legal Eagle
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I also encounter decryption problems as described.
Sometimes decryption works, but frequently it does not and I get an error message. The program, unfortunately, seems to be unstable/unreliable at this point in time. I am using an Intel iMac G5, running OSX 10.5.4

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Version 1.2
macgeek914 (Developer)
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Hi notafool, I am sorry you are having trouble. Option-6 has had many people test BitEncrypt and we have encountered no problems; or at least we have and they seem to have been fixed. Are you trying to encrypt/decrypt a folder? More information would help significantly. Thanks.

Fightingcat Member IconComment+78
Fightingcat
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Sounds nice, but i can only Encrypting files. On Dedrypting the App says me "A decription error occured. Please contact Option-6 Products to help resolve this issue.

I use this App under Mac OS 10.5.4 and i used a alphanumeric password with one !.

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Version 1.2
bobmac Member IconReview+4
bobmac
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Macgeek914 - the new release (1.1) works just dandy on my MBP 10.5.4 - love the new interface. Thanks for the rewrite of this - it cleared up whatever weird problem I had with 1.0 and 1.0.1.

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Version 1.1
macgeek914 (Developer)
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I knew we could do it! Glad it works for you now... Have a nice day.

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Downloads 4,565
Version Downloads 2,155
License Free
Date 30 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free