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Portable PGP

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Portable PGP is a fully featured lightweight java based PGP tool. It allows to encrypt,decrypt,sign and verify text and files with a nice and absolutely straight graphical interface.

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  • Works with Oracle Java 7, Windows 7 x64, Mac OS X and Ubuntu (x64) OpenJDK


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ease 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The portable version is not capable of importing old PGP keypairs. Further, it requires an additional install of Java(TM) Cryptography Extension, or generating a keypair will fail. The automated windows installer does not check or ask if there is a java installed and running and downloads a JRE without asking. Unwanted behavior! Rated because it is required, have not yet tried the program.

    Posted 05/04/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I agree with the reviewer about the weakness in only allowing 1024 bit keys and the weakness in using ElGamal as the alternative. However, I can generate keys elsewhere (a very infrequent need) and importing these keys is a snap. The most important function to me is that it can encrypt/decrypt conveniently and this it most certainly does. Despite the downside, I'm giving it 4 stars because there's a workaround for the weakness and it's not the major function..

    Posted 07/03/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works great - super easy alternative when I am on the go and don't have any other method to encrypt and decrypt a file.

    Posted 04/17/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I would have loved this software. Small size for standalone edition and works on many systems. Unfortunately it dostn give many options regarding Key size and only allow Elgamel which i believe my search has revealed has been compromised. And ontop of that it seems keys with only 1024bit encryption has been to easy to break on modern day computer according to forums. Updating to 4096bit key and possibility to use a better option than Elgamel would be a sure 4/5 star software simply for being portable/safe.

    Posted 07/08/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I extracted the files to the root directory of a usb stick. A folder named: usb_version was created in the process. If I run the PortablePGP.sh script, thats in the usb_version directory #!/bin/sh cd .ppgp ./jre/bin/java -jar PortablePGP.jar I get a GUI Dialog informing me the my volume contains software intended to be automatically started. Would you like to run it? If I select run I get "Oops! Unable to locate the program" Looking in ./jre/bin/ I see a file named java there. and PortablePGP.jar is in the .ppgp directory. I don't know anything about Java or running portable apps designed to work on multiple OS's. A readme file with a simple overview of how to run this software above and beyond the "Extract to root directory of usb stick", would be a big help.

    Posted 12/22/2013
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End Users/Desktop

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Java Swing

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