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Encrypted notepad

A small personal project I've occasionally been working on is "Encrypted notepad" - a simple (really simple!) Notepad-like text editor whose only distinguishing attribute is that it saves and loads strongly encrypted files. Now, I have an Android version too :)

The original purpose of enotes was to share sensitive data in our office but there are a million uses for it - from storing secret barbecue recipes in it to using it as a simple free-form password manager. It is a Java application and is tested to run on FreeBSD, Linux and Windows (Sun JRE 6 and OpenJDK JRE 6).

The Android app is my first attempt at developing something usable for Android and I'm pretty satisfied at how it went. The platform is not nearly as weird as some older mobile platforms (Symbian, Java ME) but it still has plenty of "odd" choices to guarantee developer fun (what? you mean to tell me that on this multitasking platform I have to destroy, create and manually repopulate my UI widgets (form fields) every time the user switches between apps? was one of my favorites).

The Android app will eventually find its way into Android Market, probably as soon as I resolve some registration issues with Google. Until then, use the links provided above or this:

#1 Re: Encrypted notepad

Added on 2010-08-12T18:58 by mato

VI, or at least VIM, can encrypt file when saving it (:X) ... Isn't that enough ? :-)

#2 Re: Encrypted notepad

Added on 2010-08-18T18:19 by DoctorASP

Thanks Ivan for this tool

#3 Re: Encrypted notepad

Added on 2010-09-01T00:45 by Tim

Finally found the author's home ^_^
After seriously searching and testing various cross-platform notepad-like apps with built-in or plugged-in encryption, yours is the closest finalist so far. Although I wish you could add more features, the most urgent one is the search.
Could you improve the search method by allowing it to locate the text being searched one at a time? I think it is called progressive search. At the moment the search functionality is actually not usable.

Look forward to your new version.

#4 Re: Encrypted notepad

Added on 2010-09-14T23:00 by Ivan Voras

Yes, I'll think about how to add progressive it when I find the time.

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