Evernote Can Encrypt Bits of Text to Keep Your Notes Private

Joel Lee 15-02-2016

For anyone who thinks Evernote is losing the battle against OneNote, I implore you to reconsider. Even though I personally prefer OneNote, I can’t deny that Evernote has a bunch of cool features Maximize Evernote with 5 Powerful Features With over 100 million users, Evernote is arguably the web's favorite productivity and note-saving tool. We are putting the spotlight on 5 under-appreciated Evernote features and detail their value. Read More , some of which can’t be found in OneNote.


One of those features is the ability to encrypt bits of text within a note. That’s right. Instead of passwording individual notes, you can actually select chunks of text that you want to hide. This way, a note can contain any mixture of public text and secret text.


A mundane example could be a special food recipe that’s been passed down through your family for generations. Anyone can open your note and read the instructions, but in order to see the exact ingredient ratios, they’ll need the password used to encrypt the text.

The actual process of encrypting text is simple: highlight what you want to hide, then right-click and select Encrypt Selected Text. When prompted, type in a password. Done.

This is just one of many features that prove Evernote is still relevant 5 Cool Features That Prove Evernote Is Still A Kick-Ass Service With all the hoopla surrounding Google Drive, and everyone going nuts over Dropbox, I think one other service is being sorely neglected - Evernote. Our Evernote coverage has been rather sketchy of late, and I... Read More . One downside is that encrypted text won’t show up in Evernote’s search engine 20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using It's one thing to use Evernote, but it's entirely another thing to master Evernote. If you’re new to Evernote, I don’t want to come across like it’s something complicated – it’s not, in fact, it’s... Read More , which is also a good thing depending on which way you look at it. Still, start encrypting your notes! It’s very useful.


Did you know about this feature? How useful do you think it is? Is it something you’d use often? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Related topics: Computer Privacy, Evernote, Note-Taking Apps.

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  1. Anonymous
    February 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I want to add that I do use Keepass password manager, but find it absolutely useless for access from mobile devices. I may just not understand how to use it correctly, but I DO know how to use Evernote on all my mobile devices. So this question is about security; not about whether I should use a password manager instead.

    • Rescenin
      February 17, 2016 at 7:33 am

      KeePass offers lots of platforms. Evernote is a joke. When you are offline, you can't get your data in mobile, because you are not premium member.

  2. Anonymous
    February 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    So, if I wanted to make a list of passwords available to myself when I'm away from my desktop and am using a tablet instead, would encrypting the passwords in an Evernote note be a truly secure method? I've read pros and cons for saving a list of passwords in a Dropbox file, and am looking for an alternative way to do this. This sounds promising.