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GPG Suite is an open source installer for OS X. It installs all related OpenPGP applications, plugins and dependencies.

What's New

Version 2013.10.22:

Latest and greatest releases:

  • GPGMail 2.1
  • GPG Keychain Access 1.1.3
  • GPGPreferences 1.0.2
  • MacGPG 2.0.22
  • GPGServices 1.9.2
GPGMail 2.1:
  • Fully compatible with OS X 10.9: Mavericks is here and so is GPGMail!
  • We are proud to announce that from today on GPGMail officially supports OS more...


OS X 10.6 or later

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Gnu Privacy Guard remains geek ware, meaning that it is difficult to set up and use by an average Mac user. The learning curve for new users can be extremely steep with a lot of questions asked along the way. However, patience provides rich rewards more...

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Version 2013.5.20
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Pbeaudet Member IconComment+5

This version, 2013.10.22, is not yet compatible with Yosemite.

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Version 2013.10.22
Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1409

Someone is up-voting TrueCrypt and Cryptix.

Cryptix is closed source and close source crypto is really hard to be trusted. I wouldn't!

TrueCrypt just shut down operations saying it was unsecure to be used:
http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ says
"WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues."

Combine those two and that makes me really think if we have a person on someone's payroll upvoting unsecure software. Hard to proove but the pattern behind this is really strange.

Same applies for the Tor Browser bundle page:

Again TrueCrypt (unsecure) and Cryptix (can not be trusted and seems to use weak security) are up-voted.

Macupdate should really reconsider the entire voting system for similar software.

When it comes to security related software this is no fun and can endanger peoples lifes if they use unsecure software.

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Version 2013.10.22
RustyIron Member IconComment+12

Encryption is a cumbersome process, and decryption is flawed. Keep working at it, boys and girls.

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Version 2013.10.22

Did you contact their support? Would you mind sharing some details about what you think is not working and what is flawed? Cause if user error is the root of the issue, a half star is a funny thing to give...


Monkeyjunkey, I don’t understand your statement because RustyIron's remark is just a comment, not a rating. I’m not picking a fight, just trying to understand.


GeoProf: No Problem. It was a rating (until I contacted MU). Also even as a commant it is helpful to exactly not a single person on this little planet.

I'm all in for critizising stuff, if you have an argument to make. If you are just doing random rambling because you had a bad dream at night, I don't think it's worth the effort :)

Fightingcat Member IconReview+78

This solution is the best one who I ever found to encrypt and decrypt mails or text. It's quit simple to install it and config it.

Great to see, that this project is now back under 10.8 (sadly this takes a lot of time, because since OS 10.8 it was broken / not fully supported in Apple Mail).

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Version 2013.08.06
Derekcurrie Member IconComment+719

As of version 2013.07.27 the project is now calling the full set of tools "GPG Suite". The suite contains the whole show, same as the "GPGTools" package. IOW: New name, new icons, new installer, same stuff:

GPG Keychain Access

Two new launch agent files are installed with this update:


There is an alias to this last file located inside:


You'll also find these older files in the same location:
You can custom install any part of the suite as you like.

I don't yet know if this version works on OS X 10.8.5 beta or 10.9.0 beta.

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Version 2013.07.27
Derekcurrie Member IconReview+719

Gnu Privacy Guard remains geek ware, meaning that it is difficult to set up and use by an average Mac user. The learning curve for new users can be extremely steep with a lot of questions asked along the way. However, patience provides rich rewards because GPG lets you:

1) Digitally sign your email with a verified public key. This let's receivers verify that you, and only you, have sent them an email. This can be extremely important.

2) Use unbreakable encryption on any file and any email. You can even use overkill encryption if you wish to be especially careful. With in already incredible amount of cybercrime and cyber-espionage on the Internet, this can be profoundly important.

If you use the email features, keep in mind that encrypting email on your end requires the use of a source email address associated with your GPG key AS WELL AS a receiving email that ALSO has its own publicly available key. Otherwise, no encryption is allowed. However, digital signing is always available.

I have so far tested the current versions of GPGTools and GPGMail with OS X 10.7.5 and had total success. The new version of GPGMail provides support for OS X 10.8. I will be testing these current versions with 10.8.3 and 10.8.4 beta. If there are issues with either, I will post here in another message.

Installing GPGTools/GPGMail is extremely easy. The hard part begins when you have to create your first key, upload your public key to the public server, and begin to use its features. Never by stymied by the learning curve. All of the features work. It simply takes patience and time to figure them out and gain enough experience to be comfortable with them. Excellent documentation is now available. You'll find links to the docs at the end of the installation process. Read them carefully through, then use them step-by-step to get yourself going.

The effort put into creating GPGTools and keeping them compatible with ever changing OS X is slow and painstaking. Please appreciate these efforts by putting GPG to work for you and by donating to the open source project. GPG is entirely free for all Mac users and it works beautifully once you understand the geeky details involved. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this terrific and critical project!

If you are a USA citizen and need a reminder of what GPG is for, here is the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Here is what Benjamin Franklin had to say about liberty and safety::

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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Version 2013.5.20
Bytes Member IconReview+41

So far a flawless update of a well polished MAC gpg utility. I sent another modest donation today to show my appreciation for a product I could never create myself.

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Version 2013.5.20
Raro Member IconComment+6

Unfortunately the Terminal command to set the default status for signing and encryption for new mails does not work.

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Version 2013.5.20
Pirx Member IconComment+208

Under OS X 10.8.2. it makes e-mail appear as empty in Mail.app

So, as pointed out in requirements above, only use with OS X 10.7.

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Version 20120318

Everything but Mail works with 10.8.2; you'll also want to grab the GPGServices 1.7 update. if you donate 20 Euros to the cause you can get a beta release that includes a Mountain Lion Mail component. So far it seems to work flawlessly.


You can actually donate any amount, but they do deserve 20 euros for all their hard work and generosity keeping these open source and up to date.

Outer Member IconReview+118

Stay tuned. This is the best MacPGP software out here.

Sure, it may not have obscure features that even the Classic
MacPGP 262 once offered, but the fact of the matter is that
it works for most tastes and occasions.

Full Mountain Lion support (Apple Mail isn't officially working)
is on the horizon.

So far as I can tell, everything else works under Mountain Lion,
and you can get the latest builds anytime you'd like - except
for Mountain Lion Apple Mail support. Is that worth it for you?

It was for me.

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Version 20120318
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Date 22 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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