As far as I know, it truly is. If you know any easier/more intuitive solution, please send me a link.
I created FlowCrypt because privacy is such a basic thing that it should not require any effort whatsoever. End-to-end encryption should be the norm. We all wish Google just did this. They won't - your privacy is not compatible with their business. I personally waited long years for someone to create a plugin like this, but nobody did.
Let's see what FlowCrypt can do.
FlowCrypt adds a new button in Gmail called SECURE COMPOSE. It lets you send encrypted emails to anyone. Just click on in, write your message, and send it.
The message will get encrypted inside of your browser, on your own computer. It will leave your computer encrypted in a way that only you and your recipient can open.
It doesn't matter who you're writing, it doesn't matter if they have FlowCrypt, other PGP software, or never heard of encryption in their life. They will get your encrypted message. Those who do have encryption set up will open it as usual, while others will have to enter a password provided by you to decrypt the message. Get these folks to install FlowCrypt as well. I might be repeating myself.. encryption should not require any effort.
View messages, reply, add more people to the conversation, forward, all that good stuff.
Let's look at attachments. There's not much to it - they get encrypted on your end and only decrypted in your friends browser, with nobody taking a peek in between.
There's some more cool stuff to show, which is what my follow-up articles will be about.
I was afraid that no one else cares. Worst case scenario was to solve my own problem and move on. I'm so glad I was so wrong! I'm very grateful for the support and feedback I got from first users. You guys are awesome.
The road to perfection is a long one. In the meanwhile, go ahead and give encryption a chance. You can find FlowCrypt on the Chrome Web Store.