Scrambler
Scrambler 1.2.6
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Simplified data encryption tool.   Demo ($2.99)
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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:
  • Drag a file on Scrambler's icon in the menu bar
  • Type a password
  • 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
    What's New
    Version 1.2.6:
    • Fixes a menu bar icon problem introduced in version 1.2.4 (compatibility with Bartender, an app by another developer that manages your menu bar items).
    • Fixes some window positioning issues when using multiple displays with OS X 10.9.
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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    Scrambler User Discussion (Write a Review)
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    TCalhau reviewed on 14 Apr 2014
    I'm loving this app! Perfect ^^
    [Version 1.2.6]


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    Cowicide commented on 03 Apr 2013
    This is great, but I just wish there was some way to descramble the data afterwards. They could call it Descrambler or something.
    [Version 1.2.2]

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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2013
    Scrambler allows you to both encrypt and decrypt. But I do provide another app—indeed named Descrambler—that is a free "decrypt-only" version of Scrambler.
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    Cowicide replied on 25 Sep 2013
    Sorry, Dev, I was just being snarky.
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    Mfabache reviewed on 10 Nov 2012
    Super concept for all the bloom of cloud storage systems cutting into the Dropbox market. Dropbox has selective sync, others do not.
    The Scrambler would be SO dang useful here, but falls short as it does not delete the original (just decrypted) data.

    Until that feature is added, 5 stars down to 3 stars.
    [Version 1.1.6]

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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2013
    Since version 1.2, Scrambler allows you to automatically delete the original item(s) after encryption/decryption.
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    Tunt reviewed on 04 Oct 2012
    1) Files get bigger
    2) Use encrypted dmg for free
    [Version 1.1.4]

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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2012
    1) The size may increase up to around 1.3 times, due to the Base64 encoding. This shouldn't be a problem for relatively small files, but can be an issue for larger ones. I'm thinking about removing the Base64 encoding in a future version; including it seems to have been a bad idea in the first place.
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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2013
    Since version 1.2, Scrambler does not increase the file size.
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    Lounge Deluxe commented on 22 Sep 2011
    Well I took the plunge anyway despite the lack of a demo version of Scrambler. I encrypted a folder with a size of 96MB containing 14 mp3 files using a four digit password. Scambler took about 15 secs to encrypt. I decrypted the file again into the folder it was, and then noticed that Scrambler takes 907MB of memory after completing its task. I don't know if that amount is problematic as my MBP contains 8GB RAM, but it strikes me as quite a lot.

    Nonetheless Scrambler is a pretty cool and very useful app, simply drag files or folders to the menubar icon and enter a password. I would prefer for future versions a preference menu option and the possibility to drag files and folders to a Dock icon instead of the menubar icon (it's cluttered with icons already).

    The 250MB limit is very annoying however, please release that limit asap.
    [Version 1.0]

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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 23 Sep 2011
    Thanks for your comments. I find it interesting that Scrambler uses 907 MB while encrypting such a small file. That is definitely way too much, shouldn't happen, and is something I have to look into. However, are you sure the memory doesn't get cleaned after the encryption is done?

    I agree about that 250 MB limit. I'll see what I can do about it.

    As for dragging files on the dock icon: Where, in this case, would you expect the password window to pop up?

    Feel free to email me (at Scrambler's support email address) with your replies, or just reply here if you prefer.
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    Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2012
    It should probably be made clear, right here in these comments, that the memory issues and the 250 MB limit that Lounge Deluxe mentioned were fixed starting with version 1.1.
    There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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    dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

    [Version 1.2.2]



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    CloudB rated on 22 Aug 2012

    [Version 1.1.4]



    m-dave rated on 01 May 2012

    [Version 1.0]



    Datye rated on 08 Sep 2011

    [Version 1.0]


    Downloads:2,948
    Version Downloads:458
    Type:Utilities : Security
    License:Demo
    Date:09 Oct 2013
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $2.99
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    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


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