Coding Turtle has announced Scrambler 1.0 (, a simple encryption app for the Mac that resides in the menu bar. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and is available for a limited time price of US$1.99 in the Mac App Store.

To encrypt a file, users drag the file on Scrambler’s menu bar icon and type in a password via a small password window. To decrypt, users drag the encrypted file back on Scrambler and type in the same password. Users can also drag folders, or a collection of files and folders, on Scrambler; they’ll be encrypted into a single encrypted file.

Scrambler is meant for encrypting small to medium-sized files, and has a limit of encrypting up to 250MB at a time. It uses AES-256 encryption and preserves Mac OS X metadata of files, including extended attributes.