Say hi to the first version of My Secret, a text encryption and notepad that uses 448-bit Blowfish or 256-bit Rijndael encryption to secure text messages and private notes.
The US$10 shareware application acts like a simple multi-document notepad. It encrypts and decrypts private notes and messages using symmetric block ciphers, according to shareware author Erich Rast, who says the utility has been designed with both high security and easy usability in mind.
MySecret features: full drag and drop support; support for custom, external encryption plug-ins written in C/C++; built-in compression for smaller size and higher security; secure hashing: chaining of SHA1 and MD5; built-in Blowfish encryption and an additional three encryption plug-in; secure file deletion and overwriting; Balloon Help; and automatic Base64 encoding for easy transfer of encrypted messages, according to
MacTech magazine. The app can store multiple encrypted parts in one plain text message and decrypt them all at once on the fly.
By the way, Hast wants you to know that the use or export of strong encryption software may be prohibited or restricted by your local laws. Before you use or download MySecret, you have to make sure that this is allowed and conforming to the laws of your country, he urges on the product Web site.
To use My Secret 1.0, you’ll need a Mac running Mac OS 7.6 or higher and 2 MB of RAM. Application binaries can be downloaded from the