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.
The file format of scrambled files
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.)
Decrypting scrambled files in the OS X Terminal
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:
Decrypting old scrambled files in the OS X Terminal
To decrypt scrambled files created with Scrambler 1.1.8 or earlier, please follow these steps:
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