1.3 30 Oct 2014

Simplified data encryption tool.


Developer website: Coding Turtle

Scrambler lets you encrypt your files to keep them safe from prying eyes. This is especially important when sending files to other Macs over untrusted email, instant messaging, and cloud-based services.

Scrambler is a simple, secure, and robust encryption app for the Mac. All you have to do is this:

  1. Drag a file on Scrambler's icon in the menu bar
  2. Type a password
  3. Encrypt
To decrypt an encrypted file, just drag it back on Scrambler and type in the same password.

Other Features:

  • You can also drag folders, or a collection of files and folders, on Scrambler -- they will be encrypted into a single scrambled file
  • The recipients of your encrypted files do not necessarily have to purchase Scrambler -- they can download a free "decrypt-only" version of the app called Descrambler, also available from the same developer
  • You can configure Scrambler to automatically delete the original item(s) after encryption/decryption
  • All icons, artwork, and user interface are fully compatible with the new retina display Macs
Technical Details:
  • Uses industry-standard TAR archiving and GZIP compression
  • Preserves OS X metadata of files, including extended attributes
  • Uses 50,000 iterations of the industry-standard PBKDF2 key derivation function to generate the encryption key, which makes brute-force attacks on scrambled files practically impossible (unless the user chooses a weak password)
  • Uses the secure industry-standard AES-256-CBC encryption algorithm
  • Fully open and documented encrypted file format
  • Scrambled files can, if desired, be decrypted in the OS X Terminal using free and open source command-line tools
  • Runs in sandbox mode, a technology that vastly improves app security and is highly recommended by Apple for all Mac apps

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Fixes visual bugs and adds support for dark mode on OS X Yosemite.


  • OS X 10.7.5 or later


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Utilities / Security
30 Oct 2014
Intel 64 / OS X