Mininigma: Enigma Machine Simulator
By Horacio Jimenez
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Mininigma is a complete simulator of an Enigma Machine for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
Basically, Enigma was a cipher machine used by the Germans during World War II for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. It looked like an old typewriter with some extra features.
Being fully compatible with the real Enigma means you can also use Mininigma to decode any of the original messages which can be found on Internet.
You can also generate a machine configuration based on a keyword or keyphrase. That means you'll only have to share that keyword to send a message!!
Mininigma can accurately simulate different types of machines: The Enigma I, M3 and M4, Railway, G-312, or Swiss-K, with some others coming in the future. You can read more about these, as always, on the Wikipedia :)
You can actually select between the different machine types and setup them as you would with a real one: choose rotors, configure them, or use a plugboard to switch letters. All at the tip of your finger.
Mininigma supports Copy/Paste to allow you to interact with any other application on your device. You can even copy/paste machine configurations in an encryptable string :)
What's New in Version 3.0.1
* Fixed a bug that could crash the app on the iPhone 6 plus with zoomed view enabled.
* Now the sounds on/off setting is properly saved between app runs.
* Fixed a bug that caused the machine to be reset when reading a message
from email (url click on the email app) BEFORE importing the text,
resulting in garbage text!!
* The settings section (on the Settings app of your device) is back!
* Added a new setting (on the settings app) to set if text exported from
Mininigma (clipboard, email) will keep the spaces shown or not.
* Now all text exported from Mininigma will default to keep the spaces shown.
Use the above mentioned setting to change this behaviour.
* Some other bugs fixed.
Just like the original Enigma
This is a great app, it works just like the original Enigma that the Germans used in WW2. This also means it still has its weakness. A letter could never be itself; if this was fixed, I would give this 5 stars. This is a great app, works great. You can set it up they way u want on the rotors or the plugboard and get the Trillions different possibilities this machine has. If you are into code or ciphers, you should get this, and hopefully the developer will update to fix the weakness.
P.S. Also it could be nice to have numbers in their also.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jul 07, 2015
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 17.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Horacio Jimenez
- © 2010, 2015 hispalix.com, Horacio Jiménez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.