The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat

"[…] Peerio, an “encrypted productivity suite” meant to help individual users and businesses encrypt everything from IMs to online file storage. The software, initially launching as a Windows and Mac app as well as a Chrome plugin but coming to mobile platforms soon, resembles a simplified Gmail with IM and Google Drive features included. Unlike Gmail, all communication sent via Peerio are end-to-end encrypted and can’t be decrypted by anyone but the recipient—not even someone with access to the Peerio server itself."

"Encrypted messages sent using Peerio can have a subject line and are organized in the recipient’s searchable inbox. But Peerio messages just as easily can be exchanged in rapid-fire one-liners with a press of the return key—a hybrid of email and instant messaging. The app also lets you upload and share end-to-end encrypted files […]"

"For security-minded people already using venerable but clunky encryption tools like the 20-plus-year-old PGP, it’s a far simpler option that’s not limited to communicating exclusively with fellow crypto-nerds."

From +WIRED: 

The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat | WIRED
Cryptographers devote their careers to the science of securing your communications. Twenty-four-year-old Nadim Kobeissi has devoted his to the art of making that security as easy as possible. His software creations like Cryptocat and Minilock are meant to encrypt instant messages or shared files with three-letter-agency-level protection, but with user interfaces that require Lincoln-Log-level skills. Now he’s pulling elements of all his dead-simp…

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