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    CryptNote Alternatives

    CryptNote is described as 'tiny (20KB) fully portable NotePad-like text-editor with encryption. It encrypts/decrypts text with the AES/Rijndael algorithm according to a user-supplied password'. There are more than 10 alternatives to CryptNote for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Milanote, which is free. Other great apps like CryptNote are Notebook PEA (Free, Open Source), CryptoTE (Free, Open Source), fSekrit (Free) and NPPCrypt (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2020

    1. The notes app for creative work. For the research, thinking and planning behind your next great piece of work. # Collect your thoughts Milanote is a place to put it all together. See your ideas, notes and research side by side.
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    2. Notebook PEAs - encryption of notes. Protects your private notes with a password. The text is never stored unencrypted on your disk (until you explicitly decide to do that). The used cryptographic primitives are currently considered as safe as possible.
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    3. CryptoTE is a text editor with integrated strong cryptography. It is based on the popular Scintilla widget and automatically stores text data in secure encrypted container files.
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    4. fSekrit is a small application for keeping securely encrypted notes. These notes are truly stand-alone; the editor program and your note are merged together into a tiny self-contained program file, bypassing the need to install a special application to view your data.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Notepad++
      NPPCrypt is a plugin for Notepad++ that will allow users to encrypt, decrypt text as well with create hashed messages/text and random blobs.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone
      Paranoia Text Encryption keeps your SMS, emails, social networking posts, notes and any other text safe from snoopers, hackers and prying eyes.
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    5. An android app for writing and storing AES-128 encrypted notes. Supports notes, checklists and even spreadsheets. It is the only app in play store offering multiple security options like password protection, pattern lock and pin lock.
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    6. Swiftnotes is a note taking app that takes simplicity and speed to a whole new level.

      Discontinued

      This project is no longer maintained. Last version, 3.1.4, released in April 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    7. Encrypted Notepad is a very simple to use application providing state of the art industrial-strength encryption to users who want nothing more than to store sensitive information in text documents.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Android
      Take simple text notes. You can put them into folders to create your own quick, easy and robust file structure.

      Discontinued

      last update 2014; source available in repo

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