a simple encryption app for the Mac
Update (December 2021): Made free and dropped maintenance
Still works fine, even on macOS 12 Monterey; use this license key
Version 1.3 (4.6 MB)
Requires OS X 10.7.5 or laterRelease notes
Support email: “support” at our domain name
Using Scrambler is a breeze. Just drag a file, folder, or multiple files or folders on Scrambler’s menu bar icon and type in a password. Scrambler will encrypt everything into a single scrambled file.
To decrypt a scrambled file, just drag it back on Scrambler and type in the correct password.
You can configure Scrambler to automatically delete the original item(s) after encryption/decryption.
Note: Regular users don’t need to worry about these ultra-technical details.
Scrambled files are structured as follows.
The archiving, key derivation, and encryption happen roughly as follows. (Since Scrambler shows a progress indicator, this actually happens in small chunks at a time, but you get the picture.)
If you read above about the scrambled file format, you could devise your own ways of decrypting scrambled files. The following steps provide just one example:
To decrypt scrambled files created with Scrambler 1.1.8 or earlier, please follow these steps:
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