Coding Turtle has announced Scrambler 1.2, an update to their encryption app for the Mac.

It allows users to encrypt their files and folders before sending them to other Macs over untrusted email, instant messaging or cloud-based services. Scrambler resides in the menu bar — providing a small icon in the upper-right area of the screen. To encrypt, users drag files or folders on Scrambler’s icon and type in a password via a small and non-intrusive pop-up window.

Version 1.2 adds a more secure encrypted file format. The new file format also produces more compact files — about 25% smaller. Scrambler 1.2 adds the optional ability to automatically delete the original item(s) after encryption/decryption.

Scrambler 1.2 is available on the Mac App Store ( for US$2.99. It is also available as a shareware from the developer’s website (, where a free and fully functional five-day trial can be found.