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GPG Suite overview

GPG Suite One simple package with everything you need, to protect your emails and files.

Use GPG Suite to encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files or messages. Manage your GPG Keychain with a few simple clicks and experience the full power of GPG easier than ever before.

What’s new in version 2022.1

Updated on Mar 09 2022

GPG Mail 6.2 (macOS Monterey):
New:
  • Adds compatibility for macOS 12.3 [#1110]
Fixes:
  • Fixes a problem where GPG Mail could be removed after an OS upgrade. Now the GPG Mail Upgrader is run to re-enable it again [#1109]
  • Fixes a problem where Mail in some cases would show a random error message during composing [#1108]
  • Fixes an issue around BCC usage [#1118]
  • Fixes a problem where sign and encrypt status might not match the user's last decision when continuing to edit an encrypted draft which is to be sent out from a sender address for which no OpenPGP key is available [#1114, #1115, #1116, #1117]
GPG Keychain 1.10:
New:
  • New square app icon to match icon style on macOS Big Sur and later [#526]
GPG Services 2.4:
Improvements:
  • Always show the signer's fingerprint in case verified data was signed with an untrusted key [#281]
Fixes:
  • Fixes a problem where encrypting with password and signing at the same time could result in an error message [#276]
  • Fixes a problem where incorrect number of selected keys could be shown below key list
MacGPG 2.2.34:
Improvements:
  • Integrate GnuPG 2.2.34 [#766]
Libmacgpg 1.5:
Improvements:
  • Better dialogs concerning key expiration
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Information

License

Free

Size

44.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://gpgtools.org

Downloads

108708

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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What needs improvements

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GPG Suite qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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tnaughten
tnaughten
Mar 1 2022
2021.3
0.0
Mar 1 2022
0.0
Version: 2021.3
Could YOu send Me a PDF on how to use the program. Treat me as computer illiterate. So you need to explain in Detail what verify means
Hsmodell
Hsmodell
Sep 22 2020
2020.1
1.0
Sep 22 2020
1.0
Version: 2020.1
I could not get it to install
SRQ
SRQ
Jul 4 2020
2020.1
5.0
Jul 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2020.1
Works great for me.
ileopard66
ileopard66
Jan 18 2020
2019.2
5.0
Jan 18 2020
5.0
Version: 2019.2
This is essential
iMacWare
iMacWare
Nov 20 2019
2019.1
5.0
Nov 20 2019
5.0
Version: 2019.1
Fantastic encryption tools in an all-in-one PGP encryption module.
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Dec 20 2018
2018.5
0.5
Dec 20 2018
0.5
Version: 2018.5
Useless rubbish. After installing this rubbish, the Mail.app no longer works.
Kris-nx
Kris-nx
Sep 24 2018
2018.4
0.0
Sep 24 2018
0.0
Version: 2018.4
I was shocked when I updated GPG Suite, opened Mail, only to see a notification windows asking me to Activate GPG Mail, Start Trial or Buy. Yes, GPG Suite is no longer Free! GPG Mail 3 (part of GPG Suite) onwards is a paid product - currently $23.90 US covering 3 machines. I immediately rolled back to the free version to do some thinking and to get out a few emails. GPG/PGP has been part of my workflow far too long to stop using it now - so I'm paying. I'll be reaching out to see if there is any kind of discount as I need to buy 65 licenses. Ouch! While I understand the developers need to survive - they did a horrible job communicating the change. They claim they mentioned the change at the beginning of the year - I don't remember reading about it - I'll just have to take the developers word.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jul 20 2017
2017.1b3
4.5
Jul 20 2017
4.5
Version: 2017.1b3
I use the GPG Suite often, and it's always great, incl. Apple Mail integration. However, the current developments are downright harrowing. The final update to macOS Sierra has already been released, with High Sierra on the horizon, and GPG Suite is still in public beta, so I'm still twiddling my thumbs on El Capitan. (GnuPG v2.1 integration is also taking forever.) And I don't accept excuses. Other Apple Mail plugin developers have been fast in upgrading their software for Sierra compatibility, again and again, and if the GPG Suite developers can't keep up, they need to think about going for a paid product, not just donations. Don't get me wrong, it's a great software, but the last year—THE LAST YEAR!!!— has been frustrating, to put it mildly. I don't believe the developers realize the negative emotions they're spawning. This needs to stop. This needs to come around fast, super fast, like yesterday.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 15 2016
2016.10
5.0
Oct 15 2016
5.0
Version: 2016.10
The current word from the GPGTools team: "GPGMail, our plugin for securing emails using GPG in Mail.app is not yet compatible with macOS Sierra. If you rely on GPGMail, please refrain from updating to macOS Sierra for the time being!" See Cowcide's post below for the link to a workaround for those of us who moved to Sierra...
Cowicide
Cowicide
Oct 10 2016
2016.08
0.0
Oct 10 2016
0.0
Version: 2016.08
Not working with Mail in Sierra. Bummer. When I launch Apple Mail it says the GPG plug-in isn't compatible and it disables it. Here's a link from dev that acknowledges issue and has temp workaround:

https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/kb/gpgmail-faq/gpgmail-no-longer-working-after-macos-update

Hope it get fixed soon.
Timmyb
Timmyb
Oct 3 2015
2015.09
0.0
Oct 3 2015
0.0
Version: 2015.09
-When verifying a file or text using the system Service no signing date or time appears to be provided by the tools in GPGSuite.
TCalhau
TCalhau
Aug 16 2015
2015.06
5.0
Aug 16 2015
5.0
Version: 2015.06
GPG Suite 2015.08 - August 14th, 2015 Our newest release is mostly a bug fixing release for the most pressing issues. We are however very happy to say, that one of our longest standing bugs has been squashed. Many of you might have experienced Mail.app no longer signing messages and reporting a "No pinentry" error. The only workaround was to restart your mac. Well, we're happy to say, we've squashed this bug! Since this particular bug also affected other components, all of our tools should now be even more reliable. Work on OS X El Capitan is progressing very well and a first test version will be ready soon. We'll include it in our nightly builds for early testers once available. We would especially like to thank Bruno Bierbaumer for bringing a bug in one of Libmacgpg's subcomponents to our attention which could be abused by a local user to execute shell commands with root privileges (CVE-2014-4677). This security issue has been fixed in GPG Suite 2015.06. Most of our users are already running the latest version of GPG Suite, but everyone who hasn't upated to GPG Suite 2015.06 yet, should update to the latest GPG Suite as soon as possible.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 15 2015
2015.03-b6
5.0
Jun 15 2015
5.0
Version: 2015.03-b6
GPG Suite 2015-06 is finished and ready for download!

Everyone should install GPG Suite and climb its learning curve. It's one way We The People can maintain out Right To Privacy. And it's FREE. But I do recommend donating!
TCalhau
TCalhau
Jun 12 2015
2015.03-b6
5.0
Jun 12 2015
5.0
Version: 2015.03-b6
GPG Suite 2015.06 has just been released (June 12, 2015) "We're very happy to announce that we have left our beta phase. The new stable release of GPG Suite is finally ready. In GPG Suite 2015.06 you will find a lot of new features enhancing the usability of our tools, as well as many improvements which contribute to the overall stability and reliability of the entire suite. This release is completely compatible with OS X Yosemite and we have already started working on supporting the just announced OS X El Capitan. To make it even easier for our users to stay up-to-date, we have revamped our update process. Instead of only updating one tool at a time, we're now updating all of our tools at once, when you install an update via our automated update process. A very special thanks goes out to netidee and DuckDuckGo for supporting our work. We hope you like this release as much as we do." Special thanks to DuckDuckGo for helping to keep GPGTools free. ^^
TCalhau
TCalhau
Feb 10 2015
2014.12-b4
5.0
Feb 10 2015
5.0
Version: 2014.12-b4
BETA 5 released!
Jp7
Jp7
Dec 2 2014
2014.11.Yosemite-b2
0.0
Dec 2 2014
0.0
Version: 2014.11.Yosemite-b2
As of 11/30/14 the GPG Mail beta plug-in has expired. At that time, GPG Yosemite Suite 2014-11 beta 3 was released. I wish there was an easier way to be notified.
Pbeaudet
Pbeaudet
Jul 28 2014
2013.10.22
0.0
Jul 28 2014
0.0
Version: 2013.10.22
This version, 2013.10.22, is not yet compatible with Yosemite.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
May 29 2014
2013.10.22
5.0
May 29 2014
5.0
Version: 2013.10.22
Someone is up-voting TrueCrypt and Cryptix. Cryptix is closed source and close source crypto is really hard to be trusted. I wouldn't! TrueCrypt just shut down operations saying it was unsecure to be used: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ says "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." Combine those two and that makes me really think if we have a person on someone's payroll upvoting unsecure software. Hard to proove but the pattern behind this is really strange. Same applies for the Tor Browser bundle page: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/17679/tor-browser-bundle Again TrueCrypt (unsecure) and Cryptix (can not be trusted and seems to use weak security) are up-voted. Macupdate should really reconsider the entire voting system for similar software. When it comes to security related software this is no fun and can endanger peoples lifes if they use unsecure software.
RustyIron
RustyIron
Nov 9 2013
2013.10.22
0.0
Nov 9 2013
0.0
Version: 2013.10.22
Encryption is a cumbersome process, and decryption is flawed. Keep working at it, boys and girls.
Fightingcat
Fightingcat
Sep 1 2013
2013.08.06
5.0
Sep 1 2013
5.0
Version: 2013.08.06
This solution is the best one who I ever found to encrypt and decrypt mails or text. It's quit simple to install it and config it. Great to see, that this project is now back under 10.8 (sadly this takes a lot of time, because since OS 10.8 it was broken / not fully supported in Apple Mail).
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