BitEncrypt
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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trance commented on 31 Aug 2009
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
[Version 1.2.3]


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maclover201 commented on 31 Aug 2009
This app is great. I use it all the time. The previous versions had some bugs, but it now works, so I love it!
[Version 1.2.3]


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Beamy commented on 10 Oct 2008
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]


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Caligula commented on 18 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 1.2.1]

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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 19 Aug 2008
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.
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Caligula reviewed on 18 Aug 2008
What is this?
An unsecure security app?

Most files I tested won't decrypt.

went to the best place for it: the trash...
[Version 1.2.1]

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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2008
You could at least consider talking to us about how you are producing the problems before rating it poorly. That's a shame...
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 18 Aug 2008
Not just a shame, it's thoughtless and mean-spirited.
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Tice commented on 18 Aug 2008
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!!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Legal Eagle commented on 17 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 1.2]

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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 17 Aug 2008
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?
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Legal Eagle replied on 17 Aug 2008
I've noticed no patterns at all. And "No". My username key is perfectly normal.
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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 17 Aug 2008
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
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Fightingcat commented on 17 Aug 2008
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 !.
[Version 1.2]


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bobmac reviewed on 16 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 1.1]

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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 16 Aug 2008
I knew we could do it! Glad it works for you now... Have a nice day.
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maclover201 (developer) commented on 11 Aug 2008
This review is not necessarily from the developer, but I know thee developer and am working with him to test further releases of BitEncrypt.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Legal Eagle had trouble on 17 Aug 2008
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
[Version 1.2]

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macgeek914 (developer) replied on 17 Aug 2008
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.
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Version Downloads:2,138
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:30 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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