EasyGPG

EasyGPG is an easy-to-use GUI for GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) that uses Zenity and Xclip.

Here’s the help page for EasyGPG. This is written to be understood even by those who barely understand what encryption is.

Here’s a page with more technical details about EasyGPG.

EasyGPG will do something useful with any file or folder you drop onto its Desktop file. All files created by GPG are handled as you would hope except for detached signatures. EasyGPG properly handles all keys and messages appearing in text, even if there are several.


Installing EasyGPG for the First Time

When you click on the following link, you will be prompted either to save the file or open it with the appropriate software. If you save it, find where you saved it, and then double-click it.

In either case, extract the contents of the file, which will be a folder called EasyGPG-Installer. Open this folder, and double-click Install EasyGPG. The installer will download the latest version of EasyGPG, and then prompt for a location in which to save your new EasyGPG folder. By default, the new EasyGPG folder will be named easygpg, but you can use any name you like. When installation is complete, some windows will pop up. Read these, and you are on your way to using EasyGPG.

EasyGPG-Installer.tar.gz


Updating EasyGPG

Versions Earlier than 3.0

Follow the instructions above, but select your already-existing EasyGPG folder. If you do this correctly, you will be asked whether or not you want to replace the existing EasyGPG. Click “Replace” to replace your old version of EasyGPG with the latest version.

In the EasyGPG-Actions folder, double-click EasyGPG Help to read about this new version.

Versions 3.0 or Later

If your present version is 3.0 or later, but earlier than 4.0, select “Check for a new version of EasyGPG” in the main menu. Otherwise, double-click Check for a new version of EasyGPG in the EasyGPG-Actions folder.

Check the new version number. If it is earlier than 4.36, update again. If your present version is 4.3 or later, you will never have to update twice.

You may have to refresh the folder to make the icons appear correctly after updating.


Documents of Interest to the Sort of People Who Use EasyGPG

Here’s an annotated list of documents I’ve collected over the years. This list will continue to grow as I add more files I already have to the list and collect and add new files as well.


Files

the EasyGPG installer
my public key as a text file
easygpg.sh as a signed tar archive in text form
the easygpg folder as a signed tar archive in text form
past versions of EasyGPG and the EasyGPG installer


Last updated 2020-10-17 22:00:45 UTC