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On 2018-02-21 at 9:44 PM, lesleyalan2@gmail.com said:

I would like the ability to 'lock' a Note, and then to unlock it only when I want to update it.

I think you're indicating a different request than this topic for password protection

Please consider adding your vote to the request linked below
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I wish I could see a development by Evernote so they can allow us to add password protected notebooks so no one can access them when we are not around. Certain things are very personal and private, therefore, I abstain myself from putting them in Evernote because such a service is not available. What is your take on this?

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On 2018-02-25 at 10:55 AM, NIzi said:

so no one can access them when we are not around

Most devices have password protection
Your Evernote account has password protection

On mobile devices Evernote has a pin password protection (I use my fingerprint)

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Well, it's interesting to see how some people are strongly rejecting certain ideas, and defending them/justifying lack of any action by EN as if this will have a negative effect on them personally. Really strange.

To support this request I have a simple explanation and if anyone (be it "guru" or just "member") can provide an explanation why this is not reasonable I am really looking forward to response:

I want to lock/encrypt/password protect a table and image inserted in a note. I'm listening.

Current text encryption can be used for things you use rarely. I mean, decrypting it, adding some text and then again SELECT ALL->encrypt->password.... this is almost "last resort" option. Again, I am not a person that keeps "life-altering" things in EN but sure would like to prevent anyone seeing a list of some table data, or my login passwords to random sites, loan management tracking etc.

I mean, notebook or note lock will do the job and it's kinda surprising to see that this topic is open for almost 5 years now and I haven't seen any NO, NOT NOW or MAYBE's from EN officials. Maybe there is but I missed it though....

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4 hours ago, NedPG said:

explanation why this is not reasonable I am really looking forward to response:

Your use case is reasonable, and the request has been posted.  To indicate your support, use the voting buttons at the top left corner of the discussion.

Since this feature is not currently offered by Evernote, you might wat to look at the posts offering work-arounds.

>>I mean, notebook or note lock will do the job and it's kinda surprising to see that this topic is open for almost 5 years now and I haven't seen any NO, NOT NOW or MAYBE's from EN officials. Maybe there is but I missed it though....

I've seen no response from Evernote, either pro/con.  I just know from the start that the Evernote service isn't a solution for note/noteboook/database encryption.

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19 hours ago, NIzi said:

I wish I could see a development by Evernote so they can allow us to add password protected notebooks so no one can access them when we are not around. Certain things are very personal and private, therefore, I abstain myself from putting them in Evernote because such a service is not available. What is your take on this?

You didn't say what kind of device(s) you are using to access Evernote, but the devices I am familiar with (Windows, Android) allow you to sign out of your Evernote account, which will require a password to log back in. Also, as DTLow says, your device already has facilities for logging out, and preventing other people from using it. If you have a different scenario, then you should specify it.

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4 hours ago, NedPG said:

can provide an explanation why this is not reasonable I am really looking forward to response:

I want to lock/encrypt/password protect a table and image inserted in a note. I'm listening.

The reasonableness of the request isn't in question in my view.  The priority to EN product management and development would seem to be the question.

4 hours ago, NedPG said:

I mean, notebook or note lock will do the job and it's kinda surprising to see that this topic is open for almost 5 years now and I haven't seen any NO, NOT NOW or MAYBE's from EN officials. Maybe there is but I missed it though....

To paraphrase, No news is news.

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Yep, agreed, it would be a welcome feature. 

You probably already know that text passages within a note can be password protected.   Obviously, the developers recognize the value of having some protection within Evernote as well.  PW protection for entire notes or notebooks would be a logical extension, but may not be possible within the database design, I suspect.

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2 minutes ago, SWSL said:

that text passages within a note can be password protected. 

The text encryption feature is useful, but it's retricted to text only.

I also make use of encrypted file attachments PDFs, office/iwork documents, ...

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Hi,

First off, sorry for posting here! I am NEW-B! I've been looking around in the Forum for the past half hour, but I can't seem to find out how to make a new thread or make a new post for the questions I am having. That said, could you guys help me with the following 2 questions. I'd very much appreciate your insights: 

1- I am wondering if there is a way to decrypt an encrypted note, for which you've lost/forgotten the password for it?

2-I've noticed that whenever I am working inside an Encrypted Note, I can
not make use of the 1,2,3,... numberings, or the bullet points feature that appear in the header of the Note I am working on. 

Please look at the attached diagram below to better understand what I am referring to. I have made 2 orange boxes around the features that greys out on  Encrypted Notes. Is there any way I can have those useful functions inside an encrypted note?

Screen_Shot_2018-02-26_at_7_58_21_PM.jpg

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Created an account just to have this bumped. Would be super handy! Please please consider - love the app. 

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Well I guess concerns about people accessing things "when we are not around" is a general concern about any information held on any device.

A concern that's often raised here is the privacy of the stuff we put up in the cloud using EN. 

I use EN extensively for all sorts of stuff but there remain some things I just won't put up there. I tend to use offline books for some of this stuff, and the feature that I would LOVE, is that EN would sync notes across these offline books using secure transport but without storing them on EN severs. So, I'd have access to all my cloud-based notebooks from anywhere, like a browser, or my PC, for example. But, I could create an offline book on my Mac and have it replicated on my PC, and be able to choose which devices held which books. Marvellous.

I kind of do this now, using directory replication software, but to see it in EN's functionality would be great. 

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25 minutes ago, MRJ said:

I tend to use offline books for some of this stuff, and the feature that I would LOVE, is that EN would sync notes across these offline books using secure transport but without storing them on EN severs.

The servers are the hub in the sync process:   device <> server <> device.  This does not allow device <> device sync; it's do-able, but would be a completely different process

>>I tend to use offline books for some of this stuff

Actually called Local Notebooks.  Make sure you backup your data; Evernote only looks after data on the server

>>But, I could create an offline book on my Mac and have it replicated on my PC

My solution is to protect my sensitive data with encryption (password); it's then sync'd and available on all my devices and backup

Evernote has a text encryption feature, and I use encrypted attachments (PDFs, office/iwork documents, ...)

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4 minutes ago, DTLow said:

The servers are the hub in the syncing process:   device <> server <> device.  This does not allow device <> device syncing; it would be a completely different process

Umm, yeah, I know. A completely different process I would love to see it do.

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Since 5 years ago,  a large numbers of users have suggest to Add a very very simple Function: Password Protection.

1. We need PASSWORD to Protect personal notebook!

NOT encrypt the Note or NoteBook! Just use password to prevent accidentally open!

(Don't mention there is encrypt text function in your product. That's not what we are talking about now.)

2. Why? 

We Stored some  personal stuff in it.

When we use the function called ---Present notes, We‘d like to hide personal Notebook or use password to protect it!

Imagine it : When you guys are presenting A Note, you accidentally click on the notebook  which stored some personal stuff , it's a disaster!

I'm a Premuim client, and the reason why I purchased premium account because I was looking forward to enjoying a very good software and service.

At least I think I can use such basic function like password protection just as other software.

 

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+1 to this idea.

Being able to encrypt selected text is a nice feature. My use case is that I like to put my taxes in Evernote. With the document scanning and everything, this is fantastic. But this stuff is a bit more sensitive than my usual notes so I would like to have a second layer of protection.

If I could encrypt an image/attachment like I can text, that would also suffice.

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I would love to have the ability to password-protect individual notes and/or notebooks. I have been using Evernote for many years and accumulated data and taken notes, which is stored in Evernote. Some of it is sensitive information. If that feature will be added, I will become a happily paying premium user. Is there any plan to realize that function?

Thank you
 

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I use Evernote for various applications with my family, but some things are of a confidential nature, and therefore a password on notebooks specifically would help, notes themselves even better.

Love Evernote!

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On 2018-04-15 at 7:35 PM, cybersurfer5000 said:

I would love to have the ability to password-protect individual notes and/or notebooks. ... Is there any plan to realize that function?

 

On 2018-04-20 at 8:36 PM, PamelaK said:

a password on notebooks specifically would help, notes themselves even better

Evernote has a text encryption feature.  There's no indication of plans to extend this feature.
I use the native encryption available in attachments: pdfs, office/iwork documents, ...

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Absolutely necessary. It's a option that many would find very interesting, as this 2013 and still alive post would suggest.

 

Personally, if the implementation doesn't hurt those who wouldn't want use it, I don't see a single problem in this request. I don't mind lose searchability in a encrypted notebook.

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I see this topic was raised many years ago.  I use EN for personal, and managing multiple businesses.  Plus, others have access to my computer.  I encrypt my most personal content but its impractical for entire sets of notes (4k+ and counting).  It is also impractical to create multiple accounts because I bounce between all use cases all day long.  When can we please have the ability to lock a notebook and all underlying notebooks/notes so I could lock Business 1, Business 2, and Personal.  Unlocking each once per day and then knowing that if someone comes to my computer, I can lock down what I need to? 

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You've reposted the request and users can indicate their support using the voting buttons in the upper left corner of the discussion

>>Plus, others have access to my computer. 

Don't give them access to your Evernote account.  Log out of Evernote.

Actually, log out of your computer.  Set the others up with their own userIds.
 

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In Windows, this is File / Sign Out <user name> (Alt+F, 'o' on the keyboard). You need a password to get back in.  

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It's long time I'd like to share that I have some note encrypted as you can see in the picture inserted.

I don't remember exactly the process to encrypt that: maybe it was an encrypted note in another Android service (ColorNote?...) imported in evernote...

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6 hours ago, visualdrome said:

It's long time I'd like to share that I have some note encrypted as you can see in the picture inserted.

I don't remember exactly the process to encrypt that: maybe it was an encrypted note in another Android service (ColorNote?...) imported in evernote...

This looks like the standard Evernote text encryption feature.

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

This looks like the standard Evernote text encryption feature.

Ah, yes: you can't change the passphrase for different notes, just one master passphrase for every note.

Maybe, cause of this, I kept only one note encrypted and I forgot the reason...sorry!

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16 minutes ago, visualdrome said:

Ah, yes: you can't change the passphrase for different notes, just one master passphrase for every note.

Maybe, cause of this, I kept only one note encrypted and I forgot the reason...sorry!

This was just discussed here. It is possible to use a different passphrase for each encryption.

 

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

This was just discussed here. It is possible to use a different passphrase for each encryption.

 

Good, thanks  a lot!!

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Same boat. Same problem. I love Evernote, and in general, I don't mind my children and wife snooping around but for say a personal diary folder, I'd prefer to have some sort of password protection. Anyone who's got a moment of access to any of my devices can see all my diary entries. It seems kind of a basic requirement to me.

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38 minutes ago, Uldis Z said:

Anyone who's got a moment of access to any of my devices can see all my diary entries.

Evernote doesn't support encryption at the Notebook level hierarchy, hence the posting of this request.
Please indicate your support using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.

In the meantime, you can protect your sensitive data using encryption.
Evernote supports text encryption; I encrypt documents using the native encryption in MS-Office /  Apple-iWorks.

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@DTLow kudos to you for trying to offer some levity to this discussion.

I think it's worth pointing out that whole note/notebook level encryption does have technical and user-interface challenges particularly when you are as cross-platform as Evernote is. In saying this, the move to Google Cloud was prompted in part by getting access to modern backend architecture that will give Evernote more ability to roll out these kinds of features. 

It's also worth highlighting that the current text-based Encryption isn't entirely secure because synced text that is subsequently encrypted can still be retrieved from note history. I still use this feature to avoid prying eyes.

Using best practices for your sensitive data outside of the app as well as inside the app is always the best approach. Encrypted documents within Evernote is also an excellent workaround that ensures your Evernote-saved data is encrypted wherever it lies. 

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4 hours ago, MWinc said:

It's also worth highlighting that the current text-based Encryption isn't entirely secure because synced text that is subsequently encrypted can still be retrieved from note history. I still use this feature to avoid prying eyes.

 I don't use Evernote's encryption feature (I don't want to be locked into Evernote and Mac/Win computers)
However, it's not a best practice to sync your data, then encrypt it afterwards

Instead

  1. use a local notebook, or go offline
  2. encrypt
  3. move note to a sync'd notebook, or go online

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12 hours ago, MWinc said:

It's also worth highlighting that the current text-based Encryption isn't entirely secure because synced text that is subsequently encrypted can still be retrieved from note history. I still use this feature to avoid prying eyes.

Workaround for previously synced note is to move the note to a local notebook (history goes away), encrypt, move to a synced notebook.

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I keep information such as IDs and PWs in a Word document which is password protected. 

I keep that Word document in a Notebook in Evernote that way it is with me at all times.

Just and idea... 

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On 7/6/2018 at 1:42 PM, scinsf said:

I keep information such as IDs and PWs in a Word document which is password protected.

I keep mine in one of the several free password protection apps that lives on my phone / tablet / laptops.  Currently it's Bitwarden.  There are a lot of useful bells and whistles - like strong random password generation - that make it worth the extra app.

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Great Idea. Evernote need to put a password to individual folders.

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I could not agree more. I am starting a personal journal notebook and I really would love to lock down just that one notebook for personal reasons 

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7 hours ago, BrianTN1960 said:

I am starting a personal journal notebook and I really would love to lock down just that one notebook for personal reasons 

Evernote hasn't indicated an interest in "locking down" notebooks.
You can use a different editor/format,  for example Apple Pages.  The document is optionally displayed as inline or attachment,  and can be encrypted.

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Just adding my vote here; I would really like the ability to lock and /or password protect individual notebooks.

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Guest Annie

I am reading this thread because I definitely WANT to password protect a notebook. I LOVE Evernote. But I guess I will not be able to protect my files on my laptop as I cannot  password protect the app like I can on my Ipad and phone.

 

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5 minutes ago, Guest Annie said:

I cannot  password protect the app like I can on my Ipad and phone.

How are you password protecting the app on your iPad and phone? And why not on the laptop?

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Guest GGH

I would love to see this feature. I was hoping to use Evernote for daily journaling. Some things may be sensitive materials that should be secure. I guess I will need to keep using Day One for Mac.

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2 minutes ago, Guest GGH said:

Some things may be sensitive materials that should be secure.

I protect my sensitive data using encryption.
Evernote includes a text encryption feature.  I also use the native encryption built into attachments; pdfs, office/iwork documents, ...

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Totally agree, I use Evernote for both work and personal and data security is a key issue. I've gone down the multi factor authentication route but there is till a need for encryption at a notebook level, as a premium user option.

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I am a huge Evernote user and have been waiting for encryption for years, along with everyone else.  It is incredibly disappointing that it is still not a base feature of this product.  I don't know the reasons why full notebook encryption (not just text) isn't available, but in this day and age it is irresponsible for a cloud service company of this size to not offer a way for their customers to protect their personal information.  There are other solutions out there, albeit not as feature rich as Evernote - but as soon as one of them catches up and offers encryption... AND should they have a streamlined process for transferring note content out of an Evernote account into their solution, I predict a mass exodus of Evernote users.

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4 hours ago, tRav525 said:

I predict

I predict Evernote will have over 200 million user accounts,

For data protection, there is a text encryption feature, and we can use native encryption in file attachments.  

You're welcome to add your vote to this feature request; voting buttons are at the top left corner of the discussion.

>>a streamlined process for transferring note content out of an Evernote account

If password protected notebooks is critical for you, you should be looking at a different service.  
You can use Evernote's export feature.  My weekly backups take about 20 minutes for 12Gb of data

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On 8/22/2018 at 5:41 PM, DTLow said:

I predict Evernote will have over 200 million user accounts,


I thought they already had 250 million? 

Anyway, great points @DTLow I appreciate the reply.  At the end of the day, yes, there are workarounds even though as a subscriber and an "all in" Evernote user, I would love to see more integrated security controls.  However, between 2 factor auth, text encryption, and native file encryption - security can work and it is certainly worth the additional effort because Evernote is still BY FAR the greatest solution out there.

(I reread my post from the other day and I really sounded upset... haha.  I wasn't, I was just disappointed.  I was really hoping this latest update had some security stuff rolled up in it. :) )

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On 8/23/2018 at 7:20 AM, tRav525 said:

I am a huge Evernote user and have been waiting for encryption for years, along with everyone else.  It is incredibly disappointing that it is still not a base feature of this product.  I don't know the reasons why full notebook encryption (not just text) isn't available, but in this day and age it is irresponsible for a cloud service company of this size to not offer a way for their customers to protect their personal information.  There are other solutions out there, albeit not as feature rich as Evernote - but as soon as one of them catches up and offers encryption... AND should they have a streamlined process for transferring note content out of an Evernote account into their solution, I predict a mass exodus of Evernote users.

Hi. Competitors already provide (and have provided for several years) full database encryption without putting in any effort at all (you don't even know it's there). Nowadays, you also get password / fingerprint authentication to open apps and even syncing directly from device to device without involving the cloud at all (for the security sensitive among us). There's some amazing stuff out there.

But, Evernote's user base continues to grow, rather than flee. That's a good thing (because I like Evernote). I'd prefer that they implement better security features as a core commitment to user security / confidentiality (yes, we are all aware of the "three laws," but in practice, here we are with tiny, independent developers offering far superior security, so there seems to be a gap here between word and deed, or a difference of opinion about how to interpret those laws). But, they haven't so far.

Unfortunately, DT is correct. If this level of security is a requirement, then Evernote is probably not for you. As a longtime user (here since the launch), I can say that this is a longstanding request that Evernote is quite aware of, but (judging by their actions) isn't interested in pursuing. That is, of course, their right. It is Evernote's app, after all, and there is no law saying they have to do everything users ask of them (thank goodness). Still, even after a decade, I continue to hope they'll change their minds. I'm not into clicking on buttons to vote for things, though. I'd prefer they seriously consider the request based on its merits rather than quantifying our voices.

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25 minutes ago, GrumpyMonkey said:

full database encryptiowithout putting in any effort at all (you don't even know it's there)

This would be choice even though it doesn't address this notebook password thing.  It would be locked into our Evernote password and as you say, we wouldn't even know it's there. 

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32 minutes ago, DTLow said:

This would be choice even though it doesn't address this notebook password thing.  It would be locked into our Evernote password and as you say, We wouldn't even know it's there. 

Yeah. I'm not sure why Evernote is making such a fuss about not doing encryption. It's a no-brainer. Unless, of course, Evernote wants to go through our notes, gather the data somewhere else, and use it to "surface" stuff for us (nothing sinister here, except that I'd trade the AI for security any day). Speaking of that surfacing stuff, did we lose related notes? I've got nothing coming up at the bottom of my notes anymore.

Anyhow, other folks have got the encryption thing down, searches work fine (in some cases, far superior), and they have the artificial intelligence stuff. Heck, not only that, they don't corrupt the data in my notes (the new Mac app has decided to delete line breaks for me so that I can "focus" better without all those pesky white spaces). *sigh* Full encryption (or even just a notebook) should have been a standard feature after 2013. Too bad they didn't go down that road.

*Edit: Now I've got contextual / related note stuff there. I don't know why it's gone one day and here the next. I had nothing for the last 12 hours. Weird. But, the least of my concerns, I guess.

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Hi All,

You may have noticed that all threads requesting Password Protected Notebooks have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity.

(This is a separate request from the ability password protect the Evernote App itself)

This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice.

While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams.

Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes for Password Protected Notebooks here!

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On 8/27/2018 at 7:09 PM, GrumpyMonkey said:

Hi. Competitors already provide (and have provided for several years) full database encryption without putting in any effort at all (you don't even know it's there). Nowadays, you also get password / fingerprint authentication to open apps and even syncing directly from device to device without involving the cloud at all (for the security sensitive among us). There's some amazing stuff out there.

But, Evernote's user base continues to grow, rather than flee. That's a good thing (because I like Evernote). I'd prefer that they implement better security features as a core commitment to user security / confidentiality (yes, we are all aware of the "three laws," but in practice, here we are with tiny, independent developers offering far superior security, so there seems to be a gap here between word and deed, or a difference of opinion about how to interpret those laws). But, they haven't so far.

Unfortunately, DT is correct. If this level of security is a requirement, then Evernote is probably not for you. As a longtime user (here since the launch), I can say that this is a longstanding request that Evernote is quite aware of, but (judging by their actions) isn't interested in pursuing. That is, of course, their right. It is Evernote's app, after all, and there is no law saying they have to do everything users ask of them (thank goodness). Still, even after a decade, I continue to hope they'll change their minds. I'm not into clicking on buttons to vote for things, though. I'd prefer they seriously consider the request based on its merits rather than quantifying our voices.

I agree.  Well said.  There are just way too many positives to Evernote... hopefully they will one day do something more on that front, but until then I will manage my own security as needed.

Thanks for the response.

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This is really a needed feature for Premium accounts. Please add this feature.

 

As a premium user I would like to encrypt and decrypt my Notebooks and Notes as needed.

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1 hour ago, Pastor-Luke said:

This is the number one feature enhancement I would want to see incorporated into Evernote. Add my vote. 

There is a festure request posted at the top for this, you can indicate your support using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.

Why is this your number 1 enhancement? 
I basically have a single filing notebook, but I'd want encryption for the entire database; not just individual notebooks.  I'm also not enthused by multiple passwords; my Evernote password should be sufficient.
Currently I have to protect sensitive data by encrypting at the note attachment level.

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25 minutes ago, DTLow said:

There is a festure request posted at the top for this, you can indicate your support using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.

Why is this your number 1 enhancement? 
I basically have a single filing notebook, but I'd want encryption for the entire database; not just individual notebooks.  I'm also not enthused by multiple password; my Evernote password should be sufficient.
Currently I have to protect sensitive data by encrypting at the note attachment level.

Thanks for the pointer to the vote button at the top. I noticed it after making the comment, and added my vote.

I want this feature for reasons similar to those already noted. Specifically to protect journal entries, but additionally to protect confedential notes. While I keep things pretty secure, this extra level would be appreciated. I use the encryption now to redact notes, but the folder level would be much more useful. I guess if you used the web client all the time, i would agree with the fact that the evernote password would be sufficient. But on dedicated clients that don't log out every time you close them the additional password is useful. 

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Dear all,

I plan to migrate from OneNote to EN for my daily planning and for my private content and notes, I have upgraded to Premium.... but Password lack is a show stopper for me !

I do not need encryption, I'm not trying to protect from Hackers or terrible cyber criminals !!!!

 

I just want to avoid that my private thoughts and ideas pops up on my desktop or mobile while I am browsing my daily planning.

Same I do not want that my kids or other eyes gets access on my private things when they browse on my pc or mobile!

So a password protection (not encryption, encryption is not needed, just simple password!!!!) for notebook or sections or notes is what I am asking for.

I know I will limit search function, I know I will probably limit integration from other sources (like sending from Outlook to a password protected area), probably also more nice function will be restricted ...... but please, add the function !!!  I will decide whether to use it or not, why you decide for me? 

 

You are such great developers, why are you so reluctant to include this function...

if someone does not want the password, he just have to avoid to use it, isnt' that easy?

 

Hope you will change your mind soon

Cheers

Richard

 

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PS, I cannot find 'Vote' Button (may be I am dummy) so I've posted my comments in a reply....
Cheers

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On 9/27/2018 at 2:49 AM, RicJ said:

Same I do not want that my kids or other eyes gets access on my private things when they browse on my pc or mobile!

My data is protected by password.  No one has access to it.

>> PS, I cannot find 'Vote' Button

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I'm yet another Evernote user who would like to be able to password protect a specific notebook. I feel like people have been asking for this feature for about eight years.... It couldn't really be that hard.

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Would love to see this idea happen. I also use evernote across both personal and corporate devices. I often have stuff that in the event i left my employer or device was stolen - I wouldn't want to stay on that device so being able to easily encrypt and not have access would be gold. 

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On 4/4/2013 at 7:51 AM, EvernoteLover9 said:

yes they need to do it i agree

 

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Yes! Let's make Evernote even better by having this feature in. I'm pretty sure, you'll get a lot of new users just by adding this feature. If tomorrow, a competitor comes up with a similar app as Evernote and that new app comes with "password protection" feature as we're discussing, I'll move to that app. *Evernote Team*, it's that critical.

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I am a long time premium user.  I was disappointed to find that apparently the latest version of Windows web interface no longer allows me to open already password protected  individual notes. 

I use evernote on several of my computers (home and work) and on my Android phone.  My synched database access from all is a critical feature of EN to me.  I have been able to encrypt a note on my home computers which run the installed EN app, and then open them as needed via the web interface.  Due to my employer's security protocal I cannot install the EN app on my work computers.

 

Fortunately the new web interface lets  you load previous verions, which restore my ability to open the password protected files.

Opening password protected notes in the Windows web browser access is a make-or-break feature for me.  PLEASE reconsider new restriction (or fix the bug or overlooked feature if that is all it is)

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17 minutes ago, Abter1 said:

Opening password protected notes in the Windows web browser access is a make-or-break feature for me.  PLEASE reconsider new restriction (or fix the bug or overlooked feature if that is all it is)

You've tacked on to a notebook discussion with your feedback on the web beta version.
Better to post in the feedback discussion for this at

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/113856-new-web-experience-beta-now-available/

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Definitely want - notebook level, zero knowledge, encryption. Something very similar to StandardNotes. A premium user should have an option that no one but that person can read his/her notes (not even Evernote).

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On 4/4/2013 at 12:51 AM, EvernoteLover9 said:

I love Evernote, but it's preventing me from putting in sensitive content. For example, I can't keep a personal journal notebook, because other people (i.e. girlfriend, family members, etc.) could one day be looking at those notes, especially since they know that I use Evernote often for many purposes.

 

Evernote already has the ability to encrypt single notes. This is useful for things like storing passwords or other temporary sensitive content. But it's not practical to encrypt many notes one by one.

 

I wish I could password-protect a whole notebook. This way, I can do a lot more with Evernote. If I can encrypt single notes, then why can't Evernote just allow me to encrypt entire notebooks? If reason behind this is because Evernote thinks one could lose a lot of data if a notebook password is forgotten, then perhaps Evernote can help recover the passwords through email.

 

In the meantime, I'm stuck with using other apps (i.e. Pages, Day One, etc) to password-protect my content.

 

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

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On 4/4/2013 at 12:51 AM, EvernoteLover9 said:

I love Evernote, but it's preventing me from putting in sensitive content. For example, I can't keep a personal journal notebook, because other people (i.e. girlfriend, family members, etc.) could one day be looking at those notes, especially since they know that I use Evernote often for many purposes.

 

Evernote already has the ability to encrypt single notes. This is useful for things like storing passwords or other temporary sensitive content. But it's not practical to encrypt many notes one by one.

 

I wish I could password-protect a whole notebook. This way, I can do a lot more with Evernote. If I can encrypt single notes, then why can't Evernote just allow me to encrypt entire notebooks? If reason behind this is because Evernote thinks one could lose a lot of data if a notebook password is forgotten, then perhaps Evernote can help recover the passwords through email.

 

In the meantime, I'm stuck with using other apps (i.e. Pages, Day One, etc) to password-protect my content.

 

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Lets get this added to Evernote a password lock for individual note books is needed to protect privacy 

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On 12/2/2018 at 9:41 AM, radiantking58 said:

Lets get this added to Evernote a password lock for individual note books is needed to protect privacy 

You can protect your privacy via the password on your Evernote account.

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I also use Evernote to note all my stuff according to app development. A lot of information is under the NDA. Is it safe to use your app? if anyone could check my Evernote at work. I think that the password is a great idea for your customers.

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9 hours ago, nicca said:

A lot of information is under the NDA. Is it safe to use your app? if anyone could check my Evernote at work.

I know my Evernote data is secure on my devices
My devices are password protected; No One can "check my Evernote at work"
My Evernote account also has a password.

As to storing data in the cloud, imho, only if you encrypt your data.
Evernote has a text encryption feature; I also use the native encryption in file attachments (pdfs, office documents, ...)

>>I think that the password is a great idea for your customers
You're welcome to add your vote for this request.  Voting buttons are in the top left corner of the discussion.

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There are two use cases in which I would like to have my notebooks / notes protected. 
1. Making notes while connected to projector. I'm using Evernote privately and for work. At work I often make notes / todos while being in a meeting, connected to a projector. When I would scan through Evernote, looking for a note, there is the possibility that I show sensitive material to my coworkers. I would like to have the ability to mark multiple notebooks as private (or so) and then enable seeing private notebook, whenever I need them. On my phone I could have showing private notes always on.  // Currently I'm using two Evernote accounts as workaround, which has the nice side effect that two basic accounts are sufficient on my 4 devices. Being able to have work and private in one account is the missing piece for me to get one paid account.

2. Really encrypting a note or even better, a notebook. I know it's possible to encrypt text, but I'm looking for a solution protect files I would like to store in Evernote: Financial Records etc... 

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I definitely need the ability to password protect individual notes or certain notebooks. I love Evernote for everything else and would use it s lot more if this feature was available. 

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Password protecting individual notes is important to me and would be a VERY welcome feature. I work in a small office and Evernote contains a lot of important info for our team as well as my personal stuff. I'm not keen on creating a second separate account. Will Evernote listen? Or shall I just quit Evernote and start a Bear account?

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Adding my vote for Password-Protected Notebooks. This feature is far, far more valuable than any sharing feature (which seems to be getting all the development time) in my opinion. 

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As a paying evernote subscriber, I agree the ability to password protect a note or notebook should be added. Whether EN allows it to be free or premium, is their call. Looking around now for alternatives that will allow me to do this. 

After about 5yrs worth of requests in this thread, and effective silence on the part of Evernote, isn't really acceptable. Just say no. The minimum responsible thing to do is to put this in the FAQ so people like me won't keep spinning our wheels.

I'll take this under consideration when it's time to renew and review the product.

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My wife has been recent the victim of identity theft through phone number porting. Once the number was taken it was used to reset email passwords and steal all information.

Please consider bank level 4 digit pin input security at note level and encryption.

It will not only be a selling point over other note programs but a UX advantage with peace of mind allowing a greater level of use.

 

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7 hours ago, Em1 said:

Just say no. 

Why do you want this door closed?

I'm happier with the future possibility of encrypted data; don't kill my dreams.

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22 hours ago, Marty45 said:

Is it possible to add a PIN code when you open the software (on windows) ?

No PIN code for opening the software (on windows)
There is a password option for accessing the computer.
There is a password required when opening an account in the Evernote software.

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This is a must have feature 

 

Evernote desktop client is useless at work at the moment. OneNote is becoming way better. 
 
Feature needed:
* full disk encryption 
* pin lock or third party double authentication 
* encrypted connection to Evernote cloud (I think this one is OK) 
 
Argument 1: use windows login instead and close computer with Ctrl + L
Obviously we lock our computer that is not the issue. 
You IT teams owns your computer, they can remote connect and reset your password 
They can potentially access the files on your disk also 
When Evernote is used for personal info, IT should not have access to it. 
Yes they can install a key logger or try to decrypt the files but this is very illegal and can be proven in court 
 
Argument 2: why reinvent the wheel 
Even OneNote has a feature to encrypt a whole notebook 
Why add a pin on Phone then? 
It adds a layer of security, delaying an attacker 
Is a double Authentification mechanism (simple yes) 
Even better, add a real third-party double Auth on the windows client? 
 
Argument 3: just login and logout of your Evernote client 
If note sync was instantaneous this would make sense. It is slow as hell.
We need file system encryption to store the cache of notes and a quick unlock with pin to access the notes quickly 

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On 4/5/2019 at 11:15 PM, inquirer_improveevernote said:

Is there an update to this? Would really love to password protect certain notebooks and notes (i.e. medical). Please let me know.

No change.  Evernote only supports a basic text encryption within notes.
You can also use the native encryption with attachments stored in a note.

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On 4/6/2019 at 8:15 AM, inquirer_improveevernote said:

Hi,

Is there an update to this? Would really love to password protect certain notebooks and notes (i.e. medical). Please let me know. Thank you! 

Well, it's been more than a year since I asked similar question (and voted for this function) but so far I have received notifications that there has been a post in this topic, and when I check it's always the same: people asking and requesting this feature and still nothing happens.

Most shocking for me is that this feature is so logical that it should not be requested by users but proactively developed by the company. And the fact that this topic on forum dates back from 2013 is, well, disappointing... but, we did get upgraded logo which did help me a little bit, I feel more energetic now....NOT

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I'm currently having another look at Evernote for at least some of my files / notes.

(I used Evernote around 2011 but drifted over to OneNote and stayed there till now.)

To me, this seems pretty necessary as well.

If I wanted to switch all my notes over to Evernote some of them would be pretty personal. Sure, I could log out of Evernote, but in day-to-day life this isn't always practical (working and moving back and forth from the laptop, especially working with a group of people) and in my experience people often forget to lock even their screens.

Evernote even offers a presentation mode, only really useful with a beamer.

I wouldn't want to click the wrong notebook and have it open. I also want an extra layer of security on top of certain files / notes, if my device is ever stolen or somebody looks around as I left the table and forgot to lock the screen. Or even allow somebody to use it and forgot that the evernote-app isn't logged out. Stuff like that happens.

Simple fact: As long as this feature doens't exist, Evernote won't be able to become the single place for all my notes / writing / files that the company would probably like to be.

(And that I would like to have... It doesn't sound like fun to mix evernote for their search, OneNote for encrypted notebooks with many notes and attached files, and VeraCrypt-files for stuff that's just kept for documentation and doesn't need work.).


Apart from that, I consider the lack of comments about such a common customer-wish a horrible signal. After some scrolling in the forums, this seems to be pretty normal.

This information-void doesn't feel good. Any type of information would be better, in my opinion. As an old, former user looking back I really hope this changes with the new CEO.

Maybe Evernote wants to index everything and their image of a digital brain storage with strong search doesn't allow for this. Okay, then why not make an understanding but firm and eplaining statement about it?

(Edit, additional thought: Even though I wouldn't agree with this argument. Especially with sensitive files I know the things I filed away, and don't mind to browse a little while longer to find it manually.)

Or the database is just not structured for it and the necessary changes are too big? Okay, but why not let me know so I know what to expect / not to expect?

Edited by tm87
Added an additional thought.

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I have the free version of EverNote. I will upgrade to premium when I have the ability to encrypt my data at rest on the EverNote cloud servers.  I've looked for hours and can't find any way to encrypt a notebook within EverNote. Therefore, I can't use this product and expose my information while it's at rest on the EverNote servers.  (I will use several devices to access EverNote so I don't want to use local notebooks which are difficult to share between devices.)  In any case, how is it possible that a mature product like EverNote doesn't have the ability to encrypt whole notebooks?  Why don't they add this feature and double their revenue with new subscriptions?

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:32 AM, AWS_solution_architect_DC said:

I have the free version of EverNote. I will upgrade to premium when I have the ability to encrypt my data at rest on the EverNote cloud servers.  I've looked for hours and can't find any way to encrypt a notebook within EverNote. Therefore, I can't use this product and expose my information while it's at rest on the EverNote servers.  (I will use several devices to access EverNote so I don't want to use local notebooks which are difficult to share between devices.)  In any case, how is it possible that a mature product like EverNote doesn't have the ability to encrypt whole notebooks?  Why don't they add this feature and double their revenue with new subscriptions?

You can encrypt an individual note by selecting the text and right click to encrypt.  But this is on a note by note basis and has issues on top of it that Evernote has not fixed.  The primary one is that if you have ANY markup like a bullet in the text you want to encrypt, you cannot encrypt the text.  It's a bug that Evernote has known about for a couple of years and it has not been fixed.  Maybe their new editor this year will address it, but that doesn't solve the primary issue you mentioned. 

I believe encrypting notes is not part of Evernote's strategy.  Encryption has been a request for several years.  I believe they want to leave open the option to read and monetize the content or maybe they are doing that now.  So encryption on the server would defeat that.  There is an app called Standard Notes that does encrypt notes for example.  But competitors that encrypt on the server are few.

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3 hours ago, DTLow said:

Our data is automatically "encrypted at rest" on the servers

 

Thanks to both #pacman and DTLow. The answer is that Evernote info is secure on the Google servers via one of the encryption options (I'm guessing with customer-supplied encryption keys, most likely).  So I now have confidence to upgrade from the Basic to Premium subscription. Thanks!

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Here is some more: https://evernote.com/blog/evernote-migration-to-google-cloud-platform/

The data is encrypted on the way (https-type, a common encryption standard on the internet), and on the servers by Googles own data management. Because https can be attacked by „man-in-the-middle“-setups, you should use a VPN when on a WiFi you do not trust (= all public WiFis, and maybe some closed ones as well). Plus activate 2FA on your account.

When the new European legislation on data protection got effective last year, I have signed a data processing agreement with EN. By this putting my (clients) data into EN rests on a legally sound foundation. EN is certified to do this, amazingly some other popular cloud services are not.

If you want to have special data very secure, you should use an additional service. For example account data with passwords etc. should not be filed on a service like EN, the same with credit cards, online banking keys etc. . I use 1Password for this stuff, that comes along with 1GB of encrypted cloud storage for „safe notes“. This encryption works differently, it is encrypted „end-to-end“, so the decrypted version is only created on your own device while using the app.

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It seems to me that password protecting individual notebooks is a no brainier. In my option that would add a significant amount of flexibility to the product in addition to making the product more secure. I am 100% in favor of adding the ability to password protect individual notes to Evernote!

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1 hour ago, allnetman said:

In my option that would add a significant amount of flexibility to the product

Can you add details on the "significant amount of flexibility"

I see that encryption blocks Evernote from OCRing our files, and indexing for text search

>>I am 100% in favor of adding the ability to password protect individual notes to Evernote!

Evernote provides a text encryption feature.  

I also use the native encryption of file attachments; pdfs, office/iWorks documents, ...

 

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Another vote for this functionality. As an executive using Evernote, I find this to be a significant gap in functionality. I cannot allow my admin access to my Evernote account (where I track my travel, itineraries, meetings, etc.) because they might see my private notes regarding strategic planning, staffing, journals, etc. Having to work around Evernote's limitation is forcing me to consider alternative solutions.

I find this shortcoming to be shocking quite frankly. Especially given how simple the solution appears to be.

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I'm more than willing to start paying for Evernote again if they punch below the belt and only offer it to premium users. I'd rather it be available for all users but I'll take it any way I can get it at this point.

In the meantime, I have found a program that will: Zoho Notebooks lets you lock notes and notebooks (you can take it a step further and lock a notebook, then lock a note within that locked notebook with a different passcode). While there are certainly things I don't like about Zoho (mainly the inability to change font and font sizes within the note) it will do until Evernote decides to step-up and offer this feature.

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On 8/5/2019 at 7:00 AM, adamallen said:

I cannot allow my admin access to my Evernote account (where I track my travel, itineraries, meetings, etc.) because they might see ... consider alternative solutions

You might want to share specific notebooks with your admin instead of giving access to your account

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Personally I totally agree that a good and flexible PW feature is missing, and have voted in favor of it.

If it is easy is another question. Encrypting can get worrisome when on a multi-device-platform including the web client, because the keys have to be shared as well, securely. But this is what SW engineers get paid for.

@adamallen In a business environment with the actual EN solution it can be difficult to lock out the admin. PLUS is a plain personal account, but with a business account, things become more complicated regarding admin access. But I would then place the sensitive stuff into the personal account, and share it out whenever necessary. Hint: This may run against a company policy regarding the storage of business data. Better check this out before.

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On 28/8/2018 at 20:38, Shane D. said:

Ciao a tutti,

Potresti aver notato che tutti i thread che richiedono Notebook protetti da password sono stati uniti in questo thread, indipendentemente dalla specificità della piattaforma.

(Questa è una richiesta separata dalla possibilità di proteggere con password l'app Evernote stessa)

Ciò è stato fatto al fine di consentirci di quantificare e qualificare meglio le richieste degli utenti e di amplificare la loro voce.

Sebbene ciò non significhi che questa è una funzionalità che arriverà, sicuramente vorremmo inoltrare feedback / sentimenti degli utenti ai nostri vari team.

Andando avanti, inserisci qui tutti i commenti e i voti per i Notebook protetti da password!

Questa impedisce l'utilizzo di evernote! criptare notebooks interi o singole note(con contenuto è fondamentale!)

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Encrypting text within notes is great, but I know I would really enjoy being able to encrypt batches of notes at the notebook level.  Navigating between several encrypted notes can be clunky, and a notebook master password that unlocks 'x' number of notes within the notebook would simplify the process greatly. 

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

I wish I could password-protect a whole notebook.

I know this is an old thread, but just wanted to vote it up the scale.
Encrypting text is certainly useful, but clumsy
Encrypting an entire Notebook would be so very awesome

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