GPGTools with Catalina?

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06 Nov, 2019 04:03 PM


I have seen a few threads asking about when GPGTools is going to be ready for Mac osX Catalina and even looking at the download page says next week BUT NO DATE is specified when the announcement was made. Is it next week this year or next? Just a bit more feedback as to on what date it is hopefully going to be released, please. If it's not available for release then update the date to show the next proposed release date.

Why not start a Telegram GPGTools Support Group then you can chat directly with the users and give them immediate feedback if available?

  1. 1 Posted by Mandy on 06 Nov, 2019 04:15 PM

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    I use this for work. I have not been able to communicate properly since Catalina. I quite literally just paid for this so I could continue to use it for work...and now I can't use it. This is ridiculous. You need to put a release date for the next update. And, if you're going to charge Mac users for it now if you can't fix it on time, you need to issue me a refund. I just paid for nothing. This has gone on for long enough.

  2. 2 Posted by Mango on 06 Nov, 2019 06:47 PM

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    Same issue! Suffering massively. Vague 'coming soon' message on the website for weeks. Sheer incompetence. What a nightmare!

  3. 3 Posted by Jeremy on 07 Nov, 2019 01:17 AM

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    I'm not sure why anyone is so upset about the delay. Does it suck? Yes, but this is free software! If it takes them a little more time to ensure that they get it right for the new release of macOS then so be it!

  4. 4 Posted by Mango on 07 Nov, 2019 04:14 AM

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    What are you saying, Jeremy? I paid USD 23.90 for GPG Mail Support Plan.

  5. 5 Posted by Peter on 07 Nov, 2019 12:22 PM

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    Yes, the software can be downloaded free of charge and tried for a month...being able to use it beyond that is 24 bucks though. So thanks Jeremy for this comment. People are a bit pissed because they pay for a software they cannot use and support they do not get.

  6. 6 Posted by Jesus on 07 Nov, 2019 01:07 PM

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    I downloaded postbox for one month trial. Combined with Enigmail add-on, I am able to to send and receive encrypted emails. This is just a work-around until they release the update.

  7. 7 Posted by Arjan on 07 Nov, 2019 02:49 PM

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    @mandy and @mango: don't over exaggerate please. It's inconvenient but you can still use GPG on the CLI. Drag the .asc file to your desktop, open the Terminal, cd Desktop, gpg filename.asc <enter> and voila.... The unencrypted file is on your desktop. The other way around is also possible: gpg -ea filename <enter> and input the receiver. Verify the .asc file to contain your encrypted (unreadable) message and drag it to a new email. Inconvenient? Yes. A nightmare? Gosh, I wonder what REAL nightmares look like then... Come on dudes, first world problems.

  8. 8 Posted by Vincent on 07 Nov, 2019 02:52 PM

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    Well, the communication is completely lacking indeed and working on a product/forum myself, that is the worst thing you can do really. I never will understand why that's not possible, even if it would just be a simple "working on x or y, sorry guys", it will be helpful to many.

    However, I do need it for work, hence I never updated to Catalina, so no harm done there and it should be standard practice to not immediately update when you're depending on it.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Steve on 12 Nov, 2019 03:16 AM

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    Hi all,

    we wanted to get you up to date in regards to GPG Mail for macOS Catalina:

    GPG Suite 2019.2 is very close to being complete and ready for public release and here is Release Candidate 2 of GPG Suite 2019.2 including GPG Mail 4 which adds macOS 10.15 compatibility.

    Once GPG Suite 2019.2 is publically released, you will automatically be notified. Just make sure that update checks are enabled in System Preferences › GPG Suite.

    We are very sorry that this release took longer than we had anticipated.

    Kind regards,

  10. 10 Posted by Stefan Wendler on 12 Nov, 2019 07:47 AM

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    Hey that’s awesome. Thank you very much.

  11. 11 Posted by Mandy on 13 Nov, 2019 04:04 PM

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    Thank you for your response, Steve. Good to know.

    @Arjan, I wouldn't call it a nightmare...just that paying for software that cannot be used (I use it for work) and not being able to use it is a definite inconvenience. And having to go through the command window is not a big deal either. However, not everyone knows that using the command window is an option. If it's going to continue to be supported, and the issue gets taken care of, then no big deal. But, this has gone on for a while longer than anticipated.

  12. Steve closed this discussion on 20 Nov, 2019 09:39 PM.

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