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TextCrypt 2.0 running on Mac OS X 10.6
Developer(s) SubRosaSoft.com Inc.
Initial release May 14, 2003 (2003-05-14)
Operating system Mac OS X v10.4 or later
Windows XP SP2 or later
Windows Vista SP2 or later
Windows 7
Linux GTK+ 2.8 or higher, glibc 2.8 or higher, CUPS, libstdc++. Officially supported: Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Type Encryption software
License Proprietary
Website TextCrypt webpage

TextCrypt is an encryption software product produced by SubRosaSoft.com Inc. It uses industry standard Rijndael AES-128 encryption to protect user-entered text data. It is cross-platform software and can be run natively on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux with the data encrypted being freely passable between all three operating system versions. Multiple languages are supported.

Since its release, TextCrypt has received a number of awards from software download sites.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Method of operation[edit]

A password used to protect the text is entered. The encryption key is based on this password. The longer the password, the stronger the encryption. Once a password is entered into TextCrypt the user can then enter the text to be encrypted. This text is encrypted using Rijndael AES-128 encryption and then Base64 encoded for easy copying and pasting. Encrypted text is then displayed in a text box where it can be copied to the clipboard and pasted into any application such as Facebook, Notepad, email, or any other text field. There is also an option to have the text automatically copied to the clipboard.

To decrypt the text, the user enters the original password and then pastes the encrypted text into the program. The unencrypted text is then displayed. Without the correct password the encrypted text cannot be decrypted.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Softpedia 100% Clean Award". Softpedia.com. June 11, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "4 star award". Soft-files.com. June 5, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "5 star award". Downloadnice.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "5 star award". Download25.com. July 29, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "5 star award". Geardownload.com. June 4, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "award". Versiontracker.com. June 4, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Softex 5 star award". Mac.sofotex.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "5 star award". Downloadroute.com. October 20, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "BestSoftware4Download 5 star award". Bestsoftware4download.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Download Ready 5 star award". Downloadready.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 

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