Can IPAD or Android Tablets create Keys and use gnupg

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Fri Mar 12 17:27:08 CET 2021

On 12/03/2021 14:29, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> d) Are there compatible OpenPGP and OpenPGP/MIME implementations for iOS?
> Yes, though proprietary Software (AFAIK), for example I've heard about
> Canary Mail, iPGMail, PGPro, Safe Easy Privacy

PGPro is open source, but neither it nor iPGMail handle openPGP/MIME - 
they use various tricks with the clipboard and attachments to exchange 
ciphertext with the native iOS mail app, due to restrictions in iOS 
<=v13 that forbid third-party apps direct access to the mail delivery API.

(The less said about SAFE Easy Privacy's hateful UX, the better)

Canary Mail is the only one of the above which has (so far) taken 
advantage of the new iOS 14 app policy to implement openPGP/MIME. I have 
not used it much, but it appears well-built (and closed-source, and pricey).

Andrew Gallagher

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