GPGTools System Preference Pane
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GPGPreferences is used to set GPG releated preferences on your Mac.


The latest releases of GPGPreferences can be found on our official website.

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Visit our support page if you have questions or need help setting up your system and using GPGPreferences.


In order to use GPGPreferences you need to have GnuPG installed. You can either build your own version, use one from homebrew or find a packaged version for OS X at


Clone the repository

git clone
cd GPGPreferences

Grab Dependencies

In order to communicate with GnuPG we use our own Objective-C framework called Libmacgpg. It's necessary to clone the Libmacgpg repository first, before building GPGPreferences.

cd Dependencies
git clone --recursive
cd ..




Copy Libmacgpg.framework from Dependencies/Libmacgpg/build/Release/ to ~/Library/Frameworks.

After that copy the GPGPreferences.prefPane file from build/Release/GPGPreferences.prefPane to ~/Library/PreferencePanes/, re-start System Preferences and enjoy.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X >= 10.6
  • Libmacgpg
  • GnuPG