What About Encryption on Evernote?

When I described my workflow with important documents and Evernote, I’m certain that many of you had red flashing lights going off in your head as you were considering the safety of your personal information as it whizzes back and forth to the Evernote servers.  To combat this potential issue, there is a built-in encryption feature in Evernote, but I didn’t mention it because I feel it is a little clunky.  You have to select individual text that you want to encrypt; there is no bulk encryption, well not built-in anyway.

The pros over at DocumentSnap have put together an excellent tutorial on how to encrypt your entire Evernote library on a mac.  The only down side to their system that I can see is that it removes your ability to view your notes on your iPhone or other mobile device.  If you give this technique a shot or have a better system, drop a line in the comments and share your thoughts.

  1. #1 by Brooks@DocumentSnap on February 3, 2010 - 1:04 am

    Thanks for the link. You’re right that the iPhone/mobile thing is an issue. I personally don’t see the point of using Evernote if you can’t see the data cross-platform, but I get asked about it all the time.

    Great blog btw!

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