Crypto Notepad Alternatives

    Crypto Notepad is described as 'stands out through its relatively simple design, as it looks very similar to the standard Windows Notepad. It offers a few extra features, such as encryption and a customizable UI, but it remains lightweight and very easy to use' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Crypto Notepad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Notebook PEA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Crypto Notepad are CryptoTE (Free, Open Source), fSekrit (Free), NPPCrypt (Free, Open Source) and Paranoia Text Encryption (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 16, 2020

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      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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    5. Yet Another Encrypted Notepad - a Notepad-like simple text editor where files are saved (and later loaded) encrypted with industrial strength algorithms. Available both for the desktop (as a Java application) and on Android.
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    6. Store your most valuable notes in a LockNote. Hide your everyday notes in a safe place. Application and document in one: the mechanism to encrypt and decrypt a note is part of it. Secure, simple, independent. No installation required.

      Discontinued

      Last update from 2013, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/locknote/

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