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Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, my front-end for symmetric encryption. It can utilize GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL for encryption and decryption. It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files (which it automatically chooses ASCII or binary mode for).

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now, but later I'll setup screenshots and whatnot. I'd love feedback. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented

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Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, my front-end for symmetric encryption. It can utilize GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL for encryption and decryption. It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files (which it automatically chooses ASCII or binary mode for).

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now, but later I'll setup screenshots and whatnot. I'd love feedback. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented

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EDIT 1 MONTH LATER: Well, I learned Python in the last few weeks. So of course, I couldn't help but create a new encryption gui implemented via Python & GTK. Just released v0.9.0 after two all-nighters to get to v0.0.1 and then 5 or so days of extending and tweaking. Eventually I'll implement asymmetric encryption as well. (Or maybe I already have, depending on when you're reading this.) It's called a8crypt for now. Screenshots:

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Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, a7crypt, my front-end first gui for symmetric encryption. encryption. It can utilize act as a frontend for GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL for (for encryption and decryption. decryption). It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files (which it automatically chooses ASCII or binary mode for).

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now, but later I'll setup screenshots and whatnot. I'd love feedback. now. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented


EDIT 1 MONTH LATER: Well, I learned Python in the last few weeks. So of course, I couldn't help but create a new encryption gui implemented via Python & GTK. Just released v0.9.0 after After two all-nighters to get to v0.0.1 and then 5 or so days a week of extending and tweaking. Eventually I'll implement asymmetric encryption as well. (Or maybe I already have, depending on when you're reading this.) It's called tweaking, I feel good about my new production, my first real gui, a8crypt for now. . I even implemented asymmetric as well. The focus was on making it simple and QUICK to use. a7crypt seems so ridiculous now.

Screenshots:

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updated screenshots & text, now that a8crypt is ... "finished"

Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, my first gui for symmetric encryption. It can act as a frontend for GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL (for encryption and decryption). It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files (which it automatically chooses ASCII or binary mode for).

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented


EDIT 1 MONTH 5 WEEKS LATER: Well, I learned Python in the last few weeks. So of course, I couldn't help but create a new encryption gui implemented via Python & GTK. After two all-nighters to get to v0.0.1 and then a week two weeks of extending and tweaking, I feel good great about my new production, my first real gui, a8crypt. I even I've implemented asymmetric as well. encryption as well, along with signing and verifying. The focus was on making it simple and QUICK to use. a7crypt seems so ridiculous now.

Screenshots:

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(more screenshots at above link)

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Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, a7crypt, my first gui for symmetric encryption. It can act as a frontend for GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL (for encryption and decryption). It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files (which it automatically chooses ASCII or binary mode for).files.

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented


EDIT 5 WEEKS LATER: Well, I learned Python in the last few weeks. So of course, I couldn't help but create a new encryption gui implemented via Python & GTK. After two all-nighters to get to v0.0.1 and then two weeks of extending and tweaking, I feel great about my new production, my first real gui, a8crypt. I've implemented asymmetric encryption as well, along with signing and verifying. The focus was on making it simple and QUICK to use. a7crypt seems so ridiculous now.

Screenshots:

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(more screenshots at above link)

Well, after a furious few days improving the code, I've released the v1.0 RC1 of a7crypt, my first gui for symmetric encryption. It can act as It's a BASH+Zenity frontend for GPG2, GPG, or OpenSSL (for encryption and decryption). It allows typing/pasting text & ASCII-armored encrypted text as well as the selection of files.

While I'm all about traditional GPG with key-based encryption, the simplest secret (a shared passphrase) is sometimes the best, especially with people who aren't like.. us. I think this fills the gap of a robust yet simple & accessible encryption gui.

I'm going to sleep now. For now, all you need to know is that 1) it is a bash script that uses zenity; 2) I'm a perfectionistic slightly OCD coder--there are error conditions for everything and every non-trivial line is copiously commented


EDIT 5 WEEKS LATER:

Introducing: Pyrite

Well, I learned Python in the last few weeks. taught myself Python. So of course, I couldn't help but create a new encryption gui implemented via Python & GTK. After two all-nighters to get to v0.0.1 and then two weeks of extending and tweaking, GTK+. I feel great about my new production, my first real gui, a8crypt. I've implemented asymmetric encryption as well, along with signing and verifying. The focus was on making it simple and QUICK to use. a7crypt seems so ridiculous almost childish now.

Screenshots:

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(more screenshots at above link)