Mininigma is a complete simulator of an Enigma Machine for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
As of version 4.0, Mininigma also includes a Custom Keyboard Extension (iOS 8.0 and newer), to use it from any app on your device, for instance, sending a mail, messaging, etc.
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!!
* Small fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Puts a piece of history in your hands
An Enigma wrapped in an app inside an iPhone.
Outstanding use of the iPhone's technology to explain this technology from World War II. The artwork, use of sound and animation are excellent. The Bézier curves of the plug cords are an elegant touch. I was particularly happy to see the infamous 4-rotor variant of the machine. I searched the App Store for an Enigma simulator and this does not disappoint. Excellent workmanship. ★★★★★
Looks great… but…
This app looks absolutely wonderful… And from my testing, the app performs as advertised. My only real concerns are as follows: 1) The UI does not account for newer devices such as iPhone X as some of the elements are cut off towards the top due to how the screen and Face ID camera are set up. And also 2) The app is not compatible with the voiceover screen reader built-in to iOS. What does those two minor little grapes, great app. The developer should consider making appropriate changes to meet the needs of modern devices as well as make their app slightly more accessible to more users by allowing access via the voiceover screen reader
More models weeks be cool
Would be awesome to have the other models available that were made during the war.
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- Horacio Jimenez
- 48.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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