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RedNotebook Comments

If encryption is an issue, use encryption tools

Comment by CallumA
about RedNotebook and TrueCrypt Jul 2013

RedNotebook stores your journal in a directory, in plain text. If you're concerned about someone gaining physical access to your computer, figuring out your passphrase (you have set a passphrase rather than just a weak password, haven't you?) and then finding your private journal, there are some very good encryption tools available for free. I'd recommend TrueCrypt, which basically simulates an extra hard drive that can only be accessed by a passphrase. Hope you all find this information helpful. :)

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mediocre at everything

Comment by Joat
about RedNotebook Feb 2012

This app is nice enough but they need to figure out their niche. Right now Evernote is better for note taking, and as a private journal/diary application this is useless because no encryption, like someone said earlier. So choose another app if you want that. This app is a perfect example of me-too-ware that wants to be everything and therefore is nothing

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Yes there should be hooks to encryption

Comment by HansBKK
about RedNotebook Nov 2011

but not built in

You can of course just use whatever encryption tool you like on the data folder.

Rednotebook's beauty is the fact that its data store is simple text files formatted with the minimal markup standards YAML for structure and txt2tags for inline formatting (my favorite, as opposed to the "markdown" syntax used here).

This allows for integration with other specialized text-based tools (gtd/to-do's, calendar, reference docs etc) and assurance you'll never need to "export" or convert the data itself.

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Lack of encryption or even a password on a personal diary/j ...

Comment by Ravi
about RedNotebook Jun 2011

Lack of encryption or even a password on a personal diary/journal is a deal breaker. Might as well use a paper diary then. Encryption is possible on Linux at least, through encrypting folders, using PGP key etc, But even relatively simple and minimalist alternatives like Almanah and Lifeograph come with encryption, so why would one bother with RedNotebook at all?

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Kinda promising diary/journal app, worth a try. User interf ...

Comment by Guilap
about RedNotebook Jun 2011

Kinda promising diary/journal app, worth a try. User interface is a little confusing at first though.

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cloud like searching. notes separated by ------------------ ...

Comment by dbojan
about RedNotebook Jun 2011

cloud like searching. notes separated by ------------------ lines.

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