Gnome Encfs Manager 1.8.3 offers two really nice usability improvements (among the usual upgrades and fixes):

The unified create and import dialog

Until now you had to know beforehand whether a folder or drive is encrypted when you wanted to create or import it. That was actually kind of stupid. It just doesn't make sense to offer practically the same feature twice. The only difference from the users perspective is that you have to type in a password when creating a stash and at least I ran more than once into the issue that I wanted to create a stash and then saw that it already existed.
A nice side-effect is that the manager now just "feels" right in that regard because nothing says "I want to add something" better than a plus sign. :-)

Import from cryptkeeper and commonly used stashes at first run

Nothing beats automatic configuration when it comes to usability. GEncfsM now runs a script called "first-run" when the application is run for the first time. At the moment this script imports stashes from cryptkeeper and checks some commonly used stashes, namely "~/Dropbox", "~/Dropbox/boxcryptor.bc", "~/Ubuntu One" and "~/ownCloud". I hope to extend the list in the future, so if you are using some other cloud service, just drop a line and I will add it.

5 Responses to “Gnome Encfs Manager 1.8.3 is magic”

  1. RN
    July 24th, 2013 at 06:34

    GencfsM is light years ahead of alternatives like Cryptkeeper. I love it :) Thanks

  2. Hans
    July 28th, 2013 at 18:30

    Thank you for writing Gnome Encfs Manager, it is a great tool. I especially like the intuitive user interface.

  3. nath
    November 26th, 2013 at 13:41

    Can GEncFsM be used on the Cinnamon desktop environment, which has no Gnome dependencies?

  4. Moritz
    November 26th, 2013 at 13:46

    Yes. It even works on non-GTK desktops like KDE.

  5. nath
    November 27th, 2013 at 06:59


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