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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by katmai, May 20, 2011.

  1. katmai

    katmai Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have a lot of sensitive data that can be exported to text or xml.

    Any recommendations for an app that can import the text/xml data, save it to an encrypted file, then re-open it later for reading as a text file? XML reader type functionality is not needed.
     



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  2. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    You might be interested in APG, a free encryption app. APG can import files and messages then encrypt them using 7 good algorithms - including blowfish and AES.

    From the android market description:
    Public key encryption for the Android. Encrypt/decrypt emails/files via OpenPGP.OpenPGP for Android. It's open source and its goal is to provide a similar OpenPGP implementation as GnuPG.
    NOTE: Internet permissions are ONLY used for key server queries. I didn't like the idea of APG requesting those permissions either, but it is open source and the code shows that it doesn't use those permissions for anything else.
    * manage secret/public keys (eg. GPG/PGP)
    * encrypt/sign/decrypt/verify emails and files
    * some integration into GMail accounts on the phone
    * integration with K9
    * HKP Keyserver support
    * basic key creation and editing possible (beta)
    * Intent API for other apps

    Note: Internet permission is now needed because of the key server support.
     
  3. katmai

    katmai Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'd really like something that can read in a text file and save it as encrypted AES/etc.

    Then, later, it can open the encrypted file for reading in a text editor. Kind of like what fSekrit does on Windows.
     
  4. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    Ok, I see what you're saying now. You want a text editor with encryption capabilities. The closest thing I can find is Encrypted Notepad. This one sounds interesting, I should find this type of app for myself too.
     
  5. katmai

    katmai Lurker
    Thread Starter

    ...no search ability, which makes it useless for large files.

    I'm poking around for other, similar apps.
     
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Have a look at AndroZip file manager or UnRar Pro.
    Both should encrypt/decrypt with Zip files or folders.
    May handy to work with the files on phone and PC :)

    Harry
     
  7. skeezicks

    skeezicks Newbie

    Hi. I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the paid version of Note Everything can read various text formats and encrypt them. It happens to be my favorite memo app, too -- very versatile -- but this encryption feature might be what you're looking for. It does have a search function, if that's a critical criterion.
     
  8. hkrishna

    hkrishna Lurker

    I wrote one for android here. Crystal v 1.0 it allows you to save and retrieve text files with a password. The password is not saved on your device. Standard java security libraries and keystore is used.

    Programming: Allspark: Encrypting Text Editor Crystal v 1.0 for Android

    You will need another app to install my app as my market account is not currently up.
     
  9. lobo115

    lobo115 Lurker

    hello, i want a software that do the same, i want see crystal but link is down, and i wouldn't like use a master password i like use my own password, do you now a app like that?, thz
     
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