PGPFreeware
PGPFreeware
8.1

3.0

PGPFreeware free download for Mac

PGPFreeware

8.1
19 June 2004

Powerful encryption tool.

Overview

PGPFreeware... PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a powerful encryption tool for use with e-mail programs, as well as for encrypting files locally. Using PGP, you can ensure that no unintended recipient reads your e-mail messages. Users create two different keys--a private and a public key--to ensure that email is always from a valid sender, and that the recipient is the valid recipient. Interoperable with PGP 7.x and older, and with GnuPG and other OpenPGP-compliant software. Building on top of the solid PGP technology base, PGPFreeware 8.0 for Mac OS X features a completely new Cocoa-based user interface to take maximum advantage of Apple\'s new operating system. PGPFreeware 8.0 for Mac OS X offers numerous evolutionary improvements as well as the following new features:
  • Full support for Mac OS X 10.2 (If you require Mac OS 9 support, you should obtain PGPFreeware 7.0.3. If you have Mac OS X 10.0 or 10.1, you need to upgrade to 10.2.1 or later)
  • Significantly expanded Unicode support
  • PGP encryption and digital signature features are accessible as a Mac OS X service from Cocoa applications and Carbon applications that support services
  • PGP features are also accessible from the PGP\'s Dock menu, providing a second ubiquitous method for accessing PGP

What's new in PGPFreeware

Version 8.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Anonymous
30 June 2005

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Seems to have vanished in favor of a 30 day trial of PHP 9.0 Home which costs $99. No thanks.
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Version 8.1
Ilsa
10 May 2013
Points to an expensive symantec product. No free product. Heck, even if it WAS still free, I wouldn't touch it. Symantec is where software goes to die.
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Version 8.1
Bogus download link, it just takes you to the Norton website. Always good to be mislead, and by a large company no less. I guess I'll have to find this software somewhere else, through other means. I think Mac Update should take this page down and ban the developer for misleading customers.
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Version 8.1
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Richard-Dick-Peters-III
Richard-Dick-Peters-III
25 July 2012
Ooops, I said Norton, but I meant Symantec. Which makes it I know, but I don't care. It's still misleading to me when I go and expect to download an app, and I get directed to basically an advertisement in the form of their page. If I click "Download", the app should download! Misleading and as I said, Mac Update shouldn't allow this to go on, and should ban the developer, in this case Symantec.
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Anonymous
30 June 2005
Seems to have vanished in favor of a 30 day trial of PHP 9.0 Home which costs $99. No thanks.
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Version 8.1
Reverb
20 June 2005
Does what it's supposed to do. Good interface. The AppleScript integration is simple but very nice. PGP still works perfectly for me under 10.4.1. Best of all, it's free. However it isn't as user friendly as it could be. PGP will probably frustrate anyone who doesn't like to read documentation. Definitely not for the non-technical user.
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Version 8.1
1 answer(s)
Reverb
Reverb
21 June 2005
Corrections to my review: - I just noticed the Wipe function is broken for me under 10.4. It worked fine in 10.3. - I meant to rate Ease of Use as 3, not 5. Not that it matters. Looks like this variant of PGP isn't even available now. Instead you have to use the trial version, and it becomes crippled freeware after 30 days.
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Version 8.1
Anonymous
19 June 2004
Just use GnuPG . It is the open source implementation of PGP, a little more secure, open source and already integrates great with Mac OSX. I use it and the GPG Mail bundle and take advantage of public key encryption all the time. Much better product in my opininon as well and plenty of people have coded extensions to use it in the OSX environment.
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Version 8.1
Anonymous
18 June 2004
i don't like the setup of pgp... having to store key files for use to unlock all of your encrypted files is dangerous. I lost some keys in a transition/crash and now I have encrypted files (that I know the password to) which I can't decode because I don't have the original key files! If you're paranoid, use PGP, otherwise, use less complex, non-paired security system.
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Version 8.1
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 June 2004
if you lose the keys to a lock on your house or whatever, you can drill the lock... pgp isn't so simple. You're basically screwed if you lose your keys, right? If someone knows better, please post a how-to.
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Version 8.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 June 2004
"lost some keys in a transition/crash"... Three things to know: 1) Backup 2) Backup 3) Backup if you'd have kept a backup of your keys as you should have, say, on a CD then you'd have no issue. User error has ultimately been the culprit if you "lost" some keys.
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Version 8.1
Anonymous
18 June 2004
http://www.pgp.com/products/sourcecode.html Is where you get the sourcecode.
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Version 8.1
Durer
23 April 2004
is ti the thing that I have to manually enter each trusted email address and create the separate "phrase" for it which I shouldnt "write down" but remember?? hmm, I dwnloaded it and to tell you truth it's kinda difficult to me to grasp the concept. >>like encrypting with some keys and sending it to some servers and making users as recipients and who gets email??? I encrypted file and if I email how the other person openes it? is there a simple explanation somewhere without technical jambo.
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Version 8.0.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 June 2004
PGP works on a public/private key system. I send you a message that I encrypt with your public key. This message can ONLY be decrypted by your private key. Thus, it is secure. Public keys CANNOT be used to generate private keys. i.e. giving away your public keys does not compromise your private key. This works using an algorithm called a one-way hash, which I don't fully understand ;)
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Version 8.1
eveh gotosimi
26 November 2003
PGP 8.03 freeware does NOT contain the mail.app plugin, as the description suggests. Only the paid versions have that plugin. For those who commented on local security (hard drive based) - you might find Panther a better choice, as it's built in the OS. However, PGP has alway been a great choice for the rest of us who wish to exchange messages and files securely.
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Version 8.0.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 June 2004
You can use GPG and get a free Mail.app plugin... very free and compatible.
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Version 8.1
Anonymous
28 October 2003
Which developers page? they have source code thats downloadable, the SDK is not, the freeware is
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Version 8.0.3