GPG Keychain Access
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GPG Keychain Access is an open-source initiative to bring OpenPGP to Apple OS X in the form of an easy installer package. This allows you to sign, verify, and encrypt/decrypt files and e-mails. Read the introduction here to get a detailed idea of how PGP works.
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  • GPGMail
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  • GPG Suite
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  • MacGPG2
    +3

  • GPGServices
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GPG Keychain Acces... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Junk-App commented on 10 Apr 2013
Why release this, while GPGTools Installer exists ?
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote
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GPGTools (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2013
@Junk-App: We like to give users choice. But agree it's the best, for most users to simply download and go with the GPG Suite. But why is that a reason to give GPG Keychain Access a half star rating? Cannot see how that relates.

Were you seeing any issues with GPG Keychain Access? Did you contact our support?
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Outer commented on 22 Feb 2011
As though it needed repeating... there are several different projects at work here. Why do each of them seem to continue to be released independently rather than as an updated agreed-upon combined release?
[Version 0.8.4]

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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 28 Feb 2011
Dear Outer,

thank you for pointing it out. We have added your question to our FAQ since you've added it to every single project page. Please have a look at
http://www.gpgtools.org/faq.html#1.9
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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2011
Link has moved. It's now: http://www.gpgtools.org/faq.html#1.6
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-10

+397

Derekcurrie reviewed on 08 Jan 2011
Project In Chaos: Avoid For Now.

I was once quite a champion of GnuPG for Mac, put up with the massive geek factor and had it working perfectly. But these days GnuPG is broken on Mac OS X 10.6.x. Don't bother playing with it unless you're one of the developers, it's that nasty at the moment. I've attempted many times over the last full year to help the project, saw great hope last spring, only to have hope dashed this winter with a cacophony of developer infighting, endlessly frustrated would-be users, censored list posts, and chaos all round. I have never seen this before and hope I never do again. RUN AWAY from this software for now, until... (all join hands and pray) ...someone sane takes over the project and straightens out the bloody mess. Until then, I wish the project well.
[Version 0.3.1b]

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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 08 Jan 2011
Hi Derek,

sry to hear that you are having issues. We still find it rather inappropriate to post a comment like this. Did you ever leave any positive comment on MacUpdate? Also you posted the same comment for three programs - one completely unrelated.

So you think after 17.000 Downloads of GPGMail and one comment like yours, the project is "in chaos". Wow. Pls take a chill pill.

We saw your posts on our mailing list and also responded. Your problem was that you used the installer as well as MacGPG2. That is currently a bad idea. If you remove MacGPG2 (delete the gpg2 file in the hidden folder /usr/local/bin + delete the following file in Library>LaunchAgents com.sourceforge.macgpg2.gpg-agent.plist). Then re-run the installer and everything should be fine.

Imo, this discussions belongs on the mailing list instead of a review section like this.
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Outer replied on 23 Jan 2011
Replying to developer:
(1) gpg1 and gpg2 are supposed to be able to coexist; ("... this is currently a bad idea.") If your projects cannot support this they are non-compliant with gnupg, period.
(2) gpgmail 1.3.1 does not work with self-compiled versions of gpg 1.4.11 (or gpg2 v2.0.17) and Apple Mail v4.4 under SL 10.6.6 - why not? What is the difference between the command-line binaries I have successfully compiled myself and the binaries you supply and apparently depend upon?

I find myself tending to agree with Derekcurrie.

Richard
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GPGTools Project Team (developer) replied on 25 Jan 2011
Hi Outer,

it seems there are some misunderstandings here. Let's try to clear the air:

1) our proposal to not use gpg1 and gpg2 at the same time refers to a bug within the GPGTools which is fixed by now. So this proposal is obsolete, as this bug is fixed.

To be very clear: we absolutely support both gpg1 and gpg2. Although GPGTools (Installer) currently only contains gpg2.

2) Sry to say, but this is completely invalid. We have many users reporting that they have no issues using their own compiled versions. If you have trouble, it might be a good idea to join our mailing list and ask for help with your problem, since this is a review section and not the best place for tech support. All we can say is, that this is not true and we have proof for that ;)
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Mondele replied on 02 May 2011
I haven't needed to install it recently, but I am using GnuPG on a Mac Pro running the latest Snow Leopard, and everything works perfectly. Admittedly, I pretty much only use it for GPGMail, but given that it works...
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Ozean commented on 28 Nov 2010
Thanks to the developer for picking up the ball again! It is really nice to see that the GPG Keychain Access app is being developed in such a rapid pace :)

Now if only someone would update the GPG 1.4.x installer to the current version (not everyone has Developer Tools installed and can compile stuff on her/his own…) - then everything would be perfect!
[Version 0.3.0b]


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+21
Turkchgo commented on 13 Oct 2010
Awesome to see some new developers pick this up and rescue it over at Github! The new alpha actually works great for the few tasks I've asked it to do so far!
[Version 0.1.2a]


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Nitewing98 commented on 01 Sep 2008
Program works well. I've been able to create, install, and maintain keys for myself and others. Some functions work in a terminal window (scripted, no interaction required).

The help system is not entirely useful (it opens the Help Viewer, but the links don't work).

With the government listening to everything, it's time for heightened security even in your home email.
[Version 0.7.0]

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Michael Haeusler replied on 13 Oct 2010
I agree. But what's the use? I seem to be the only one who installed the software. ;)

Anyways, good to see an Intel version.
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+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 05 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.3]



+1

Sstoupak rated on 05 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.3]



+397

Derekcurrie rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.3]



-10

Insecure-Software rated on 23 Feb 2014

[Version 1.1]



-22

Junk-App rated on 19 Feb 2014

[Version 1.1]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 28 Jul 2013

[Version 1.1]



-10

Insecure-Software rated on 28 Jun 2013

[Version 1.0]



+49

EndoLab rated on 31 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 31 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 23 Dec 2011

[Version 1.0b6]


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Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:04 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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GPG Keychain Access is an open-source initiative to bring OpenPGP to Apple OS X in the form of an easy installer package. This allows you to sign, verify, and encrypt/decrypt files and e-mails. Read the introduction here to get a detailed idea of how PGP works.


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