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October 7, 2014
March 15, 2016

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You should 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 the simplest 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.

  • You can also drag folders, or a collection of files and folders, on Scrambler - they will be encrypted into a single encrypted 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 on the Mac App Store.

    Technical Details:
  • Uses industry-standard tar archiving and gzip compression
  • Uses secure industry-standard AES-256 encryption
  • Uses industry-standard base-64 encoding
  • Preserves Mac OS X metadata of files, including extended attributes
  • Encrypted files can, if desired, be decrypted using standard Terminal commands

    Expected in Future Versions:
  • The ability to automatically delete the original file(s) after encryption, and to automatically delete the encrypted file after decryption
  • Other features as per user requests

  • What's New
    Scrambler 1.1.6:
  • New icons and artwork that are compatible with the retina display.
  • Fixes a bug that in some cases caused an error during decryption.
  • Various underlying bug fixes.

    Scrambler 1.1.4:
  • Fixes a bug that in some cases caused an error/crash when encrypting folders.

    Scrambler 1.1.2:
  • Fixes a bug that made it unable for some users to launch the app.
  • Some minor internal improvements.

    Scrambler 1.1:
  • The file size limitation of 250 MB has been removed; users can now encrypt as large files as they want.
  • Adds a progress indicator that shows the percentage completion of the encryption/decryption.
  • Encryption and decryption can now be cancelled during progress.
  • Encryption and decryption are now dramatically more memory-efficient.
  • Fixes a bug that sometimes, in rare cases, made it impossible to decrypt scrambled files.
  • Fixes various other minor bugs.
  • The underlying codebase has been completely reworked to take full advantage of new technologies provided in Mac OS X Lion. For the user, this results in a nice performance boost. For the developer, this provides a great foundation for further improvements.

  • Scrambler (com.codingturtle.scrambler) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Scrambler 1.3. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Scrambler 1.1.8.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7.5

    Copyright: (c) Coding Turtle