This is one of the simplest tools to install and use. Simply download and extract the installer from the tarball on its website. Then run the installer that prompts for superuser privileges before launching the graphical installer. To encrypt a file, simply right-click a file and select the relevant option in your file manager to open the file with another application. This will bring up a list of all the programs installed in your distribution. Select AESCrypt, which prompts you for a password to encrypt the file twice. That’s all there’s to it. The encrypted version of the file will be placed in the same folder with the same name but with an .aes extension. To decrypt the file you can open the .aes file with the AESCrypt program from the right-click context-menu. It’ll prompt you for the password before decrypting the file in the same folder.