Text editor that supports encrypting text?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by TheMozart, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Is there any good FREEWARE text editor that allows certain selected text to be encrypted?

    Thank you.
     
  2. J_L

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  3. TheMozart

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    Thank you, but I didn't like either of those.
     
  4. hugsy

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    Try LockNote or GPG4USB
     
  5. treehouse786

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    THIS! probably my all time favourite freeware :thumb:
     
  6. J_L

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    Never heard of those, thanks.
     
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    This is what I love about this place! I've just added another amazing piece of software to my setup that I was oblivious to before.

    I've just transferred all my software keys for paid products to LockNote files, on top of them being in TrueCrypt containers with the rest of my sensitive info. So it's like double-encryption, kind of. Then I put it on my Kingston DTVP+ stick, and bam... triple encryption!

    Overkill, I know, but it's fun!
     
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  11. hugsy

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    if i may recommend: use open source software that has been around for a while and there is smaller probability of mistakes in it and it won't disappear over night, or at least freeware (no fuss with the law). Perhaps gpg (you can have every file encrypted in asci output), Locknote is awesome as standalone easy-to-use app and its freeware.
     
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    i concur, a couple years ago i searched what seemed like the whole internet for a self contained, self encrypted and portable software and nothing came close to the quality and stability of locknote, amazing software :thumb:
     
  13. sun88

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    AXcrypt accomplishes the same thin as Locknote, but you can use any text editor.

    You right-click to encrypt a text file. Then you double-click, supply the password, and it will open in Notepad (or your favorite text editor). You make changes and Save it, then close Notepad and it is saved encrypted.
     
  14. CloneRanger

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    @ sun88 et al

    Hi, i've been using the excellent Axcrypt for a number of years :thumb:

    You can use Axcrypt to also create Self-decrypting files which are also .exe files just like LN, but over 5 times more effecient in file size :thumb:

    I encrypted the same .txt file with both

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    ln.gif

    Plus with Axcrypt you can encrypt ANY type of file/folder, not just .txt :)
     
  15. LockBox

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    I agree, Clone. It's tough to beat AxCrypt for standalone encryption. Not to mention Svante (the developer) is one of the best (and an all-around nice guy, too).
     
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