JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 is available! Only three months after milestone 3 an even better version is available. You can download the new release from our project site at http://sourceforge.net/projects/jcryptool or you can use the integrated update manager in milestone 3. Do not search for updates but for new extensions and install the offered new features (we don't know yet why the updates are not working, but we will figure it out).
Besides some overall bug fixing and different improvements the main changes took place in the File Explorer View and the Algorithms View. The File Explorer View offers some nice context menu actions, which, besides different file operations, enable you to apply crypto algorithms on a file without actually opening it. The Algorithms View is now the real center of all cryptographic operations in JCrypTool. By default, this view is shown as a palette with four different tabs at the bottom. You can switch back to the old tree layout (but the palette is much cooler). The four tabs – Algorithms, Analysis, Games and Visualizations – now contain all installed crypto plug-ins. A double click on an entry launches the wizard or opens the view. On each tab, different categories, like classic or modern are available.
Developers who extend the Algorithms Extension Point now can create their own crypto category by providing the name in their plug-in. So a new category like super modern algorithm (please don't use that) now will show up on the algorithms tab.
As before, JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4 is available for Linux, Mac and Windows and requires Java 1.5. And we are still looking for people who like to develop crypto plug-ins or who like to share their crypto knowledge by writing documentation. Feel free to contact me.