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Last updated on: 2022-02-09 10:00 UTC

gpg

Homepage: https://gnupg.org

GnuPG (or GPG) is the de facto tool to interact with OpenPGP keys. It's a command line tool that allows ultimate flexibility but is not the most user-friendly tool out there.

Here's a list of tools with a graphical user interface that are based on GPG, a few of which are mentioned below.

Available on linux or macOS. For Windows, see Gpg4win below.

Gpg4win

Homepage: https://www.gpg4win.org

The ultimate OpenPGP package for Windows. It contains GPG for the command line as well as the Kleopatra (see below) tool.

GPG Suite

Homepage: https://gpgtools.org

The simple OpenPGP package for macOS. It contains a key manager and a few other utilities.

Kleopatra

Homepage: https://apps.kde.org/kleopatra

Kleopatra is a beginner-friendly tool with a graphical user interface to manage your OpenPGP keys and make text/file encryption and decryption easy.

Available on linux. For Windows, it is included in Gpg4win (see above).

OpenKeychain

Homepage: https://www.openkeychain.org

The android app to manage your OpenPGP keys on your mobile device. OpenKeychain is used by several other apps like the K-9 Mail app to enable email encryption, decryption and signing.