An encrypted (secured) text file must have a password. To secure a text file you have to set a password before saving or
e-mailing it. To open a secured text file, PrivyPad asks to enter the
password it was encrypted with. If the password is correct, PrivyPad
displays the decrypted text. It is also possible to open a secured
text file created by PrivyPad with any other text editor (such as
Notepad), but in this case you will only see the encrypted text.
(unsecured) text file doesn't have a password. To open with PrivyPad
an unsecured document, you don't have to enter any password. It is
possible to open any text
files created by other text editors with Privypad and vice-versa.
When opening a text file,
PrivyPad automatically distinguishes if the text file is secured or
unsecured, and asks for a password only for a secured file.
uses a very powerful encryption engine that allows to perform up to
100 encryption steps on secured text files. Every encryption step is
one of the four encryption algorithms:
BLOWFISH, XOR, TripleDES and RIJNDAEL. Based on your choice of encryption
options, PrivyPad will apply to your secured text files one encryption
step, or a random sequence of up to 100 steps of encryption using
chosen algorithms. It can also compress the text file before the
encryption. The result of encryption is encoded in BASE64 text
important to understand that encryption options are used only for
saving or emailing the secured text file. This means that PrivyPad
opens secured text files created with any encryption options,
no matter what current encryption options are.