Cryptoucan™ usage: macOS encrypting files from the context menu

Written by Lída Hrnčířová on October 15, 2020.

You don’t always want to encrypt an email but maybe, just maybe, only the file you want to send – or even keep encrypted just for yourself. We’ve shown you how to do exactly that in one of our previous articles – in our step-by-step written guide. Today, we’re sharing with you an instructional video on this topic!

In some cases one simply does not want to encrypt the whole email – sometimes it’s better to encrypt the file itself that would be otherwise included in the email.

Encrypting just the file itself may be useful for storing files that are private but you still need them on your computer, or for getting those files safely to other users.

It’s actually super quick and easy! You don’t even need Cryptoucan™ for this operation since you are using the public keys of all parties involved. You only need them to decrypt those files. Just be sure you have the public keys imported to your key manager.
Oh, and also – this guide applies to all types of files!

You can watch the whole process in the video below!

Video 1: Cryptoucan™ usage: macOS encrypting files from the context menu

Make sure, you’ve installed GPGSuite!

Have you missed the written guide we posted earlier? Don’t worry, just click here!

Picture 1: GPG Services window in which you choose who are you encrypting the file for


Thank you for reading, see you next week!