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+1 for extending encryption to a Notebook basis.

As a minimum Notebook encryption...

But don't stop there... client-side Full account encryption through the app. No problem if web access is useless.

And speaking of client-side, enable the client to optionally search encrypted content using the local key (yes, I said "local"... I don't want to pass my key to your servers).

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Adding response #443. Please implement this feature. It's almost 2017, we shouldn't need to be having a discussion anymore about whether encryption is a good idea.

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As much as I would like to see note or notebook level encryption, I have given up hope, at least for the foreseeable future.  Evernote's Director of Security has come right out and said they have no plans for that right now and with their emphasis on machine learning, I would think they need access to unencrypted data.  They seem like opposing visions, and unfortunately for me, they are focusing on the one that I have zero interest in.

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+1 for having encryption for any Notebooks of my choosing. Let it be MY decision that search may not work for a secured Notebook. Geez, I can certainly work around that obstacle. Without this feature I will eventually have to leave you. 

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I absolutely want much stronger encryption options in Evernote.  I already have started using other applications now because of this issue like many other people in this thread.  I do not want Evernote employees or anyone else reading my notes.  This should be a major priority to implement - especially after the privacy policy debacle this week.

"Machine Learning" should not absolutely not be the focus of future development.  That is so absurd, I can't even believe some people at Evernote think that is a good idea.  Evernote really needs to get back on track.  I believe Evernote is out of touch with regard to what customers want and need.

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On 12/12/2016 at 10:47 AM, jefito said:

This is the takeaway, as far as I'm concerned.

That may change with the new leadership team, but when I look at Evernote, I see a lot of similarities with GMail (in terms of their approaches to organization and search), and I don't believe that GMail has password protected folders either (for reference, see this, this, this, etc.). Not conclusive, but telling, to my mind. After digging a bit, I also came up with this Evernote forum thread that seems to show the flavor of Evernote's thinking on the topic, as espoused by their then-CTO Dave Engberg. (note: i didn't read past the first two (of 32!) thread pages). I don't see that that's changed.

I'm hoping to get Evernote to commit to something meaningful by posting some thoughts here. Evernote should recognize that their product is not equivalent to Google's, and they should not try to become Google. See here:

 

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EN should offer a encryption like Apple on iPhones. Even Apple can't read their customers data.

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Dear Evernote,

I would like to request, as many have, one essential feature to the Evernote desktop app for Mac. 

I teach an English and Chinese Language class for a college where we require all of our 100+ students to utilize MacBooks for classroom learning of languages.

The ability to password lock notebooks, which is one layer more specific than what is available on the iPhone and iPad (eg. app lock), is essential in order for us to continue using the note taking app as our teaching tool. Individual notebook locking allows us to leave laptops logged in with Evernote running permanently in the background while still providing beginner, intermediate, and advanced student access to topic specific notebooks without having to lock down individual notes or entire laptops. 

Please introduce this feature in an update to Evernote for MacBooks or our institution will be forced to change our Required Student Tools and Materials list to a note taking app which enables such functions.

Sincerely,

Howie D.

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Dear Evernote,

I would like to request as many have, one essential feature to the Evernote desktop app for Mac. 

I teach an English and Chinese Language class for a college where we require all of our 100+ students to utilize MacBooks for classroom learning of languages.

The ability to password lock notebooks, which is one layer more specific than what is available on the iPhone and iPad (eg. app lock), is essential in order for us to continue using the note taking app as our teaching tool. Individual notebook locking allows us to leave laptops logged in with Evernote running permanently in the background while still limiting or providing control over beginner, intermediate, and advanced student access to topic specific notebooks without having to lock down individual notes or entire laptops. 

Please introduce this feature in an update to Evernote for MacBooks or our institution will be forced to change our Required Student Tools and Materials list to a note taking app which enables such functions.

Sincerely,

Howie D.

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I could not agree more, Microsoft OneNote has this function so why can't we do this in EverNote. This feature unfortunately is a deal breaker for me and it means we will not be looking to recommend this program to our clients. Online security is important and we need to be able to maintain the privacy of individual notebooks. Please Evernote I have recently purchased your premium plan and have so far been impressed with its offerings however this needs to be implemented to ensure that your product is superior to others similar to it on the market.

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I think this combined with selective sync (desktop) is the way to go. 

I would like some notebooks, online only - locked and sealed. 

Definitely useful

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I love Evernote but I am going to start looking for a replacement unless I can encrypt my notebooks. Search, etc should happen on device only.

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I moved about 250 notes out of Evernote about weeks ago that I was not comfortable with being stored in Evernote without encryption - and it was too many to go through one by one and encrypt. They were all in one notebook.

Where I am keeping them is not as nice as Evernote, I would move them back if encryption was taken more seriously by Evernote. But not for now.

I also saw I got a big iOS update to Evernote today, I quickly scanned the note to see if anything was done with encryption - alas no. Evernote is more focused on adding features that can be blogged about than corrected an egregious security oversight in its lack of true encryption support.

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16 hours ago, Don0819 said:

They were all in one notebook.

If you're on the Windows/Mac platform, you could use a Local Notebook

Note: You should backup local notebooks

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54 minutes ago, DTLow said:

If you're on the Windows/Mac platform, you could use a Local Notebook

Note: You should backup local notebooks

Thanks DTLow, but these notes I use often so I need them syncing across my devices. I thought about whether local would work...

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Whoa whoa whoa, it's not encrypted? 

And no passworded notebooks? 

This is what I don't get. What are Evernote doing with their time / these updates? 

 

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4 hours ago, bongobong said:

Whoa whoa whoa, it's not encrypted? 

And no passworded notebooks? 

Correct - my solution has been to encrypt the specific data I need secure

>>This is what I don't get. What are Evernote doing with their time / these updates? 
Evernote has not given any indication of plans for encrypting notebooks
If you check release notes, you can find what they've been focusing on

 

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I would also like to encrypt the notebooks in Evernote. Where we should vote/yell/write to, to make sure that somebody would take this seriously?

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13 hours ago, ThomasKolasa said:

Where we should vote/yell/write to, to make sure that somebody would take this seriously?

Voting buttons are in the upper left corner of the discussion  Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 6.34.33 AM.png

Evernote is aware of the request, but so far has decided to not implement password protected/encrypted notebooks

 

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PLEASE EVERNOTE IMPLEMENT PASSCODE PROTECTED INDIVIDUAL NOTEBOOKS ON MAC EVERNOTE!! 

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It could be a great feature.....and will help us all to get more sensitive info into our notebooks....

 

 

Hope will be soon implemented

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2 hours ago, ColdGin said:

It could be a great feature.....and will help us all to get more sensitive info into our notebooks....
Hope will be soon implemented

I've seen no indication Evernote is interested in implementing encryption beyond text within notes

I'd recommend looking to alternate methods
I use encrypted pdfs

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

I've seen no indication Evernote is interested in implementing encryption beyond text within notes

I'd recommend looking to alternate methods
I use encrypted pdfs

How do you quickly create an encrypted pdf note on a mobile device? More specific, do you have a pdf editor app that can create a new note from scratch, add text and images and store it in an encrypted pdf that can be sent to evernote ?

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6 minutes ago, eric99 said:

How do you quickly create an encrypted pdf note on a mobile device? More specific, do you have a pdf editor app that can create a new note from scratch, add text and images and store it in an encrypted pdf that can be sent to evernote ?

Sorry, my process is to wait and do this on my Mac - it's built into the Mac OS

Others will better advise you on a mobile process.  There's actually two challenges: convert to PDF, then encrypyt PDF 

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3 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Sorry, my process is to wait and do this on my Mac - it's built into the Mac OS

Others will have to advise you on a mobile process.  There's actually two challenges: convert to PDF, then encrypyt PDF 

Thanks, what I'm really looking for is not a convertor from "evernote notes" to PDF, but another editor app in which I can fully create a new note, similar to the evernote editor. The encrypted pdf output can then be shared via email to evernote as an attachment.

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I have moved anything requiring encryption of notebooks or many notes within a notebook to iCloud Notes, which has a nice folder structure. Evernote is easier to use for me, but I can access Notes on all my devices/computers. It is what it is as long as Evernote is insensitive to my security/privacy. 

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1 minute ago, eric99 said:

another editor app in which I can fully create a new note, similar to the evernote editor.

My favourite app for note taking on my iPad is Notability.  While Editing, I store the file in its native format as an attachment; when finished, the app exports to pdf

>>The encrypted pdf output can then be shared via email to evernote as an attachment.

Thats why I like the pdf format - it's so portable

Also in my backups

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2 hours ago, Don0819 said:

I have moved anything requiring encryption of notebooks or many notes within a notebook to iCloud Notes, 

Apple Notes?

I'm an Apple fanboy - been using Notes from the beginning
There's been great improvements lately
Still, I don't consider it an Evernote replacement for me
- I like Evernote's tag/search organization
- Its important for me to have an exit strategy

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3 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Apple Notes?

Yep- I think of it as iCloud sorry for the confusion...

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100% agree with this. The ability to lock specific notebooks with a password or pin code would be a huge step forward. 

Has there been any feedback from Evernote or anybody regarding this?

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6 minutes ago, JonK1238 said:

100% agree with this. The ability to lock specific notebooks with a password or pin code would be a huge step forward. 

Has there been any feedback from Evernote or anybody regarding this?

There has been no indication from Evernote that they intend to implement this feature

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On 5-2-2017 at 7:04 PM, eric99 said:

Thanks, what I'm really looking for is not a convertor from "evernote notes" to PDF, but another editor app in which I can fully create a new note, similar to the evernote editor. The encrypted pdf output can then be shared with evernote as an attachment.

I Finally found XODO, a very nice editor for Android or IPhone, even better than the OneNote editor, AND completely platform neutral and portable because it saves to (encrypted) PDF!  This way it offers zero knowledge encryption if required. Today I use it to create encrypted pdf notes for evernote, however this tool has much more potential since it can already sync nicely with dropbox, supports online collaboration and much more.

XODO, in combination with dropbox, may become a real Evernote competitor if evernote refuses to provide better encryption!

http://www.xodo.com/

"... With Xodo, you can edit, annotate, sign, and share PDFs on desktop, mobile, and web. Xodo makes working with PDFs quick and easy, so you can get things done. ..."

Edit:  There is a Web version as well, but I have the impression that the Android App is more mature: for instance on Android you can create a note / document from scratch which is important if used as a replacement for the Evernote editor.

I just realized that you can easily import all your Evernote notes to XODO using https://www.exportnote.com/ and from then on, your notes are portable and zero-knowledge-encrypted if you like :-)

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1 hour ago, eric99 said:

I just realized that you can easily import all your Evernote notes to XODO using https://www.exportnote.com/

Can you tell us about the storage/organization features if XODO?

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41 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Can you tell us about the storage/organization features if XODO?

Since I just discovered it, I use it only to create encrypted notes from scratch for evernote. Since their editor is so powerfull, I don't need the evernote editor for complex notes.

I'm just saying that XODO may evolve to a serious competitor, but today, it already solves my most important issue: text and image compression into a standard format that will still be readable in a 100 years ;-)  (without evernote).

If you would like to use it as an evernote replacement, you may use regular folder organization in the native file system. I read that they have some search functionality inside the documents, but I don't think that it can replace all evernote features right now.

edit: I think https://www.exportnote.com/ organizes the imported evernote notes in folders as well

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16 minutes ago, eric99 said:

Since I just discovered it, I use it only to produce encrypted notes for evernote.

Well thanks for that.  I'll look into it for my iPad.  I don't think I'll be exporting all my Evernote notes

I do use the PDF format extensively, and make use of encrypted PDFs for confidential data.

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Hello!  I am a new evernote user and have been reading about encrypt single notes, but I cant seem to find any explanation as to how to apply this encryption, can anyone give me some guidance??? thanking you all in advance x

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Interesting find @eric99! Thanks for sharing. 

It has kick-butt reviews on the Google Play store, 4.5/5 stars with >62,000 reviews.

Easy notebook encryption is what we currently need for our school and individual PDF encryptions to export into EN is rather janky and unproductive. 

Xodo looks to be an alternative to PDF Pen Pro on the Mac, or PDF Expert on iOS, correct me if I'm wrong. A powerful PDF editor yes, but that seems to be about it? These two apps mentioned, and even Preview for Mac offers password encryption of PDF's. 

Thanks!

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This is interesting, I don't think this is the full solution we seek yet but maybe it's coming!

I saw this article today, saying Evernote's migration to Google Cloud Platform, and away from their own backend servers, is almost complete:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/09/evernote-google-cloud-platform/

You may see that one of the points in that article is it says the platform will supply "Encryption at rest", automatically. That feature is summarized here:

https://cloud.google.com/security/encryption-at-rest/

So I am not an expert on this, but it seems "Encryption at rest" gives Evernote the ability to have everything encrypted that they store on the Google servers, which is better than no encryption but it still doesn't give Evernote users the ability to have unique encryption protection with their own key. Someone would need to know the key(s) Evernote uses in order to access sensitive data, but a breach of Evernote security/keys would unlock all Evernote user data. So it's better (data is encrypted), but not really acceptable (because it's encrypted at the Evernote level not at the user level) - yet.

Looking further into Google Cloud Platform encryption at the link above, it does provide the ability for customer supplied keys, offered as a service that a customer like Evernote could use, without having to implement the backend support. So maybe the unannounced Evernote plan would be, once they complete the migration of their petabytes of data onto GCP, and get out from under the maintenance and support of their own servers, they can use what GCP offers to provide a much more robust encryption capability to Evernote users who need it? I can see how challenging it would be to build an encryption solution on their own proprietary back-end servers. That issue would go away with GCP.

Is this a reasonable theory?

It would be nice if Evernote would announce something so customers may decide to stop pulling sensitive data off Evernote - or at least be prepared to migrate back if the plan succeeds.

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3 hours ago, howdoogie said:

Xodo looks to be an alternative to PDF Pen Pro on the Mac, or PDF Expert on iOS, correct me if I'm wrong. A powerful PDF editor yes, but that seems to be about it? These two apps mentioned, and even Preview for Mac offers password encryption of PDF's. 

Thanks!

Well, if you can create an entirely new PDF file in these two apps, it's probably quit similar, but these are for Apple devices. I was looking for Android apps and finally found XODO which offers me zero-knowledge-encryption in a standard format. An encrypted pdf attachment in a note allows me to add extra unencrypted text / tags which is impossible if the notebook would be completely encrypted.

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48 minutes ago, Don0819 said:

I saw this article today, saying Evernote's migration to Google Cloud Platform, and away from their own backend servers, is almost complete:

The encryption at rest is a good feature but  not related to this discussion's request for Notebook encryption 

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15 hours ago, Antonia @ jj said:

Hello!  I am a new evernote user and have been reading about encrypt single notes, but I cant seem to find any explanation as to how to apply this encryption, can anyone give me some guidance??? thanking you all in advance x

@Antonia @ jj Select the text you'd like to have encrypted --> click Edit from menu --> select "Encrypt selected text"

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16 hours ago, Antonia @ jj said:

Hello!  I am a new evernote user and have been reading about encrypt single notes, but I cant seem to find any explanation as to how to apply this encryption, can anyone give me some guidance??? 

Text encryption is an Evernote feature on the Windows/Mac platforms.  The text can be decrypted for viewing on all platforms.

As per @Howdoogie, just select the text, right-click and select Encrypt

For more extensive encryption, you have to look to third party software.
Saferoom works at the note level.
I use encrypted PDFs

 

 

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24 minutes ago, DTLow said:

The encryption at rest is a good feature but  not related to this discussion's request for Notebook encryption 

To me it seems that it is related if it's an indication that Evernote moving to a new cloud platform will give us both notebook encryption and something even better, as some have mentioned the ability to have, for example, ALL my Evernote data encrypted using my own Evernote password as a key! If you read my entire post, I wondered if the reason we had not seen Notebook encryption was because of the difficulty in implementing robust back-end encryption, which Google Cloud now offers Evernote as a service. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Don0819 said:

the reason we had not seen Notebook encryption was because of the difficulty in implementing robust back-end encryption

Evernote currently offers "robust back-end" encryption via the text encryption and I'm sure its feasible to extend this.

There are a various reasons for Evernote not implementing the feature.  

For now, you're going to have to use your own encryption resources, or switch to another product

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16 minutes ago, DTLow said:

For now, you're going to have to use your own encryption resources, or switch to another product

I was just trying to post some relevant news that may provide a solution in the future. I wasn't asking for advice, thanks. You can find my post earlier, I have resolved this issue for now in my own case. I thought the movement to the Google Cloud may be of interest to others as it's clearly offering the potential for a more robust solution than Evernote's own home-cooked backend, if Evernote is interested,

21 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Evernote currently offers "robust back-end" encryption via the text encryption and I'm sure its feasible to extend this.

How is that related to my comment about the possibilities of a richer encryption solution now that Evernote has moved to Google Cloud? They aren't even on that solution any more.

1 hour ago, DTLow said:

The encryption at rest is a good feature but  not related to this discussion's request for Notebook encryption 

Why are you on my case?

I can tell you, being a newbie here, posting some relevant news that could affect Evernote's encryption offering, and being chastised by an 'expert' on what is and is not suitable for posting here, is quite un-welcoming. I'll keep my thoughts to myself from now on. Thanks for setting me straight.

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30 minutes ago, Don0819 said:

Why are you on my case?

 

30 minutes ago, Don0819 said:

How is that related to my comment about the possibilities of a richer encryption solution now that Evernote has moved to Google Cloud?

I'm not "on your case" and I'm sorry if my comments indicated that

Its only my opinion, but I just didn't see the data server move as having any impact on front end encryption

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10 hours ago, Don0819 said:
9 hours ago, Don0819 said:

I was just trying to post some relevant news that may provide a solution in the future. I wasn't asking for advice, thanks. You can find my post earlier, I have resolved this issue for now in my own case. I thought the movement to the Google Cloud may be of interest to others as it's clearly offering the potential for a more robust solution than Evernote's own home-cooked backend, if Evernote is interested,

 

I  think there's no doubt this was a relevant comment, as it concerns data encryption on Evernote. I was definitely interested in it. Personally, I don't find the comments that "Evernote is not implementing this", etc. to be helpful, since this is a feature request thread and the point of people voting/posting is to request the feature to be added.

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17 minutes ago, kingdc11 said:

I  think there's no doubt this was a relevant comment, as it concerns data encryption on Evernote. I was definitely interested in it.

Discussions do go off topic and could be of interest - there's no problem with that

As to being relevent; again its just my opinion - I don't believe the data server move is relevent to the the front end encryption request

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On 4/3/2013 at 11:51 PM, EvernoteLover9 said:

Evernote already has the ability to encrypt single notes.

 

@EvernoteLover9, I didn't know this. How useful, thanks. Encrypting a whole notebook would also be wonderful.

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why is this such a difficult issue?  There must be a reason why Evernote will not do this. Is there an update of some kind Id like to store my passwords but when I open my app on my phone there is no log in required so anyone who has my phone and gets through the password can open up evernote and have access to everyone of my passwords!!! It's crazy!  Anyone know the status?

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On 2017-03-05 at 0:24 PM, jacquiagostinelli@gmail.co said:

when I open my app on my phone there is no log in

On my iPhone/iPad, if I log out after using Evernote, I have to log in with my password
If I close the Evernote window, I have to use a PIN/Fingerprint to access Evernote

Evernote has given no indication of planning to password protect Notebooks
I'm sure there are reasons why Evernote will not implement this feature

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Go here and register your vote: 

 

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If Evernote won't offer better security does anyone know of a similar product that does?  I will switch from my premium account immediately to gain confidence that my notes cannot be accessed if someone gets access to my computer or iPad.

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On 2017-04-17 at 9:37 AM, Hinds2020 said:

gain confidence that my notes cannot be accessed if someone gets access to my computer or iPad.

Have you tried password control on your computer and iPad; both at the computer and Evernote levels

 Evernote on the iPad also offers Passcode security; I control this using my fingerprint

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This would be an absolute huge update.

Is there any word from evernote on this?

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On 27/04/2017 at 9:59 AM, jz89 said:

This would be an absolute huge update.

Is there any word from evernote on this?

Evernote don't (usually) comment on whether or not they are adding a particular feature,  or (if they are) when it might be released.

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I would LOVE a passcode for individual notebooks. This would be great for sharing client information as well as having things like notebook one might have for tracking a weight loss with naked pics!! haha 

I've been wanting this for a while. Cmon evernote, this seems like an easy feature!

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Why is this not implemented yet?

It seems so painfully obvious that it would be a useful feature.

If Evernote wants to be a powerful ubiquitous platform, this capability should be added immediately.    Security is a major issue (if not the primary issue) in the digital world.... Evernote should be well aware of this and help users protect their valuable data instead of offering a weak "encrypt selected text" feature.

 

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Fully agree and adding my vote for this essential feature - we need password protection for each notebook, not the whole Evernote and only on iPad.

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This feature has been requested year after year. Any plans by Evernote to implement this simple feature?

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10 hours ago, gimbali said:

Any plans by Evernote to implement this simple feature?

Evernote has not indicated any plans to implement Password Protected Notebooks

Currently, they have only implemented encryption for text within a note

I'm not conviced this is a "simple".  
Examples: Evernote's ocr feature processes on the server; search indexing doesn't function on encrypted data

My solution is to  use encryption in file attachments 

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Not being able to encrypt an entire notebook makes it extremely difficult to keep a journal. You end up having to create 365 passwords per year. Trying to find things you've written in the past becomes more and more difficult.

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No, you can reuse the same password for mltiple notes. However, EN's encrypted document support remains primative in design, and the web client implementation does not allow editing (I believe is due to multiple bugs which haven't been fixed in classic web UI (I haven't tried the new web Ui recently, because it it is so unusable for me. I posted about that in a different post. I am hoping EN will provide a stable CRUD UI to enable 3rd parties to develop replacement UIs....

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7 hours ago, mprogram said:

You end up having to create 365 passwords per year.

It’s possible to use different passwords for each encryption, but the recommendation is to use to use the same password for each

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I have been using Evernote Premium for a few years and I love it.

Unfortunately, I need to agree with most of the forum in that encryption is essential, even if for a starter we had a strong password request just to open the application, both on our portable devices as well as on our computers.

Here's an idea: Why not merge Evernote with mSecure, which is fully encrypted. I use mSecure to store sensitive information but wish I could do this within Evernote.

Thanks, 

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33 minutes ago, Jimmy Mayer said:

even if for a starter we had a strong password request just to open the application, both on our portable devices as well as on our computers.

On my computers, Evernote requires a password to open the application

In addition, on my iPad, passcode or touchid is required when  switching apps

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bump.  This would be super easy to implement - like next to no time for the development team! Please add this feature!

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4 hours ago, jwc said:

This would be super easy to implement - like next to no time for the development team!

If Evernote had a paying user for ever post that declared “super easy”, “no time”; they would have the funds for a development team to implement such changes

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Whether it's super-easy or not -- it was requested a 16 months ago... and it should have been a feature from the start (or nearly so).

Security online -- especially when it comes to cloud services -- is a major concern.  This is not a new problem and it is only is getting worse.  Users shouldn't have to request this - its necessity is obvious.

 

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On 12/03/2016 at 1:58 AM, Joshow said:

I think it would be so useful to have the option to password protect per notebook, as opposed to just one password for the entire app.  What do you guys think??  Like I have a couple of notebooks that need passwords, but the majority do not.  And having to login everytime, especially when going back and forth between Evernote and other apps, slows things dramatically.  

I have more than 200 images in particular notebook, I want to transfer these photos to my staff laptop. How can I do, without letting him to see my other important notes”

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I have more than 200 images in particular notebook, I want to transfer these photos to my staff laptop. How can I do, without letting him to see my other important notes”

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Can only repeat what I've said before: Evernote's party - they get to choose the music.  If too many people complain and/ or leave because it's too loud or too country,  they may decide to change it.  Everyone's entitled to an opinion - but they decide whether or not to listen.  ^_^

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Yeah, that's something called "painfully obvious" -- not sure why you need to repeat it -- or write it in the first place. 

I don't think anyone has suggested that Evernote is not the final decision maker.  Why even bother wasting the springs on your keyboard with such a worthless contribution?

 

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15 hours ago, Vishal Gupta said:

I have more than 200 images in particular notebook, I want to transfer these photos to my staff laptop.

I would select the notes with the images; then Save Attachments (Mac platform)

There's also a share option if you have different Evernote accounts on each device

>>without letting him to see my other important notes

Not sure what this means

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On 28/08/2017 at 2:33 AM, SungkwanEJ said:

BUMP This should be a premium feature.

If it gets more than the current 14 votes it stands a chance of getting there...

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**Please, please please** add this functionality!! I'm a sole proprietor, and my work requires handling confidential client information. The ability to password protect individual notebooks is a critical feature. It seems surprising (to me, at least) that this functionality hasn't been added yet -- particularly for Premium users.

For the most part, I've found Evernote to be a great product. But the inability to secure individual notebooks is a serious shortcoming. (And protection at the notebook level is a bare minimum; ideally, I'd like the option of protecting individual notes).  Although switching to a different app would be a real pain, this will eventually be a make-or-break feature for me.

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On 2017-09-18 at 2:01 PM, Chads said:

And protection at the notebook level is a bare minimum; ideally, I'd like the option of protecting individual notes

Starting at the minimum, Evernote has an encryption feature for text within a note

My solution for protecting sensitive data is using encrypted attachments (pdfs, office/iwork documents ...)

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I vote this feature up. I would like to password-protect an entire notebook.

  • The "Encrypt text" feature is not useful to me as-is: it works only on text blocks.
  • Upon first access, I'm asked for the notebook password. Notes are then decrypted when I click on them. ("Pay as I go")
  • I'm OK to have encrypted notes excluded from search (i.e. not indexed)
  • I'm OK with having whole individual notes encrypted, instead—I'd encrypt the entire set of notes in one notebook with the same key
  • Don't care about government-grade encryption
  • I'm OK with losing the entire notebook, if I forget the password

 

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Bump. This feature would help me make my decision to move my personal diary into Evernote (and drop Day One and keep paying for EN)

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YES !   I need to password protect individual notebooks.  any progress or work-around on this idea ?  I need a super secure notebook somewhere  -  any ideas ? 

thanks    

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7 hours ago, mprogram said:

I hope it doesn't take a major security breach for this feature to get more attention.

Evernote has not indicated an interest in this feature (password protected notebooks)
Our data is encrypted-at-rest on the servers, but if you're concerned about a breach, you can encrypt your data
Evernote has a text encryption feature, and I encrypt my sensitive data using encrypted file attachments; pdfs, office/iworks, ...

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1 hour ago, jyc23 said:

Then have password protected notebooks be excluded from search unless you enter the password to unlock those notebooks.

Search might be a problem;

I practice encryption for my sensitive data.   My experience is that encryption prevents the data from being indexed for searching.  Also, encryption interferes with the OCR process

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On 10/23/2017 at 11:13 PM, DTLow said:

Search might be a problem;

I practice encryption for my sensitive data.   My experience is that encryption prevents the data from being indexed for searching.  Also, encryption interferes with the OCR process

That's fine. The use cases I'm imagining are to exclude things like Journal entries from appearing in main search results. Or maybe an even easier way to do what I'm trying to do would be to simply allow certain notebooks to be excluded from search results. As it stands, you can't even do something like -notebook:NotebookName. Yes, I realize you can create a tag to apply just to the notes you want to exclude, then exclude with -tag:NoSearch or whatever, but it would also be nice to simply have the ability to exclude it at a global level.

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19 hours ago, jyc23 said:

The use cases I'm imagining are to exclude things like Journal entries from appearing in main search results.

Workaround here is to put your journal notebooks in one stack and everything else in another.  Do searches on the other stack and no journal entries will appear.  Not particularly elegant but it would solve the narrow issue.

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1 hour ago, csihilling said:

Workaround here is to put your journal notebooks in one stack and everything else in another.  Do searches on the other stack and no journal entries will appear.  Not particularly elegant but it would solve the narrow issue.

Yeah, I considered that, but that would force me to undo my stack organization. And it wouldn't work at all on mobile, given that you can't limit searches by stack at all. Thank you for the idea, though, I appreciate it!

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Good catch on the mobile bit and no joy in unraveling a structure that works.  As I said, not a particularly elegant solution... :(

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38 minutes ago, jyc23 said:

And it wouldn't work at all on mobile, given that you can't limit searches by stack at all.

Search   stack:aaaaaa

>>but that would force me to undo my stack organization.

Right, you don't want to do that.  With the current environment, the best solution I see is to exclude by tag (-tag:) or text (-intitle:aaaaa)

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19 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Search   stack:aaaaaa

>>but that would force me to undo my stack organization.

Right, you don't want to do that.  With the current environment, the best solution I see is to exclude by tag (-tag:) or text (-intitle:aaaaa)

Well I’ll be damned, thanks for showing me how easy it is to search by stack on mobile. Had no idea! 

For now, I’m just tagging all of my Journal entries with a Journal tag and excluding them as you suggest. 

All that typing is cumbersome on mobile, but fortunately, I don’t need this level of filtering as much when I’m on mobile (mostly need it on desktop when I’m running searches with someone using the computer with me). 

Thank you!

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BUMP for Premium users. Encryption is definitely not the answer for many of us.

For iOS and other devices, primarily the desktop app, encyrption the way it stands does not work for me.

Family (wife) has access to my phone. Work has admin access to my desktop. Look for a simple password, but not mandatory, only if selected as "always" by premium user or special advanced mode (similar to Ctrl-V, Ctrl-Shift-V option for paste), etc.

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13 hours ago, cpufox said:

BUMP for Premium users. Encryption is definitely not the answer for many of us.

Why just Premium users? I would have thought encryption/password could be used in some form by any user

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Hi! I'd like to suggest that an entire notebook could be either encrypted or password protected (aside from the log-in or passcode to get into the app). I use Evernote for work and for personal. I like to keep a daily journal of personal thoughts and I'd love to do this in Evernote, but I've been relying on other password-protected apps. I like to leave my Evernote logged in, but that lack of security just worries me for keeping my personal journal entries in their own notebook.

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