Never worry about others stealing your sensitive information anymore!
Private Notes uses your own password to generate the cipher key to dynamically encrypt your notes using the Blowfish algorithm. Furthermore, your password is encrypted with the one-way-only MD5 algorithm and securely stored on your iPhone. This approach is a much better way to protect your data than using a generic and hard-coded key, or store your password and your data unencrypted as in other applications. Our approach prevents hackers from retrieving the password or the key in your device and in turn accessing your private data.
* Safely store your private info such as bank account numbers, ID information, PINs, and more on your iPhone and iPod Touch, for secure access at anytime
* Search keywords in titles and browse your notes through a user-friendly interface
* Import notes from URL coded emails -- you can edit your notes on a computer and send it to Private Notes via email
* Categorize your notes
* Export single or multiple notes to Mail for easy archiving
* Choose your favorite fonts and font sizes
* Alternative backup/restore option to iTunes sync:
- Use any web browser to backup/restore data on/from your PC through HTTP protocol (requires Wi-fi network connection)
- Backup file can be transferred to other iPhone devices
- Backup notes are encrypted with your own password as the key
To import a note into Private Notes is easy. Use any email client that supports rich formatting or URL editing, e.g., gmail, yahoo, hotmail, mail on mac. Add a URL link in the following format: privatenotes://your note here. Receive your email with Mail.app on your iPhone, and click the link. The note will be imported into Private Notes immediately. No need to install desktop software on different platforms and worry about connections between devices. Check out our website to get more information.
When you run Private Notes for the first time on your iPhone or iPod Touch, your will be prompted to set up a password. Please keep the password safe, because it is the only way the application identifies you for log on and generating the key to decrypt your data.
While changing your password, Private Notes will decrypt your data with your old password before encrypting it with your new password. Please do NOT interrupt this process. Otherwise a data lost may occur.
Remember to click on the "Save" button after you finish editing a note. Private Notes will only encrypt your data and save it into the database when you instruct the application to do so.
If encrypted data has been altered without authorization, or the database is damaged, Private Notes will display a message: "Corrupted Data!".
When upgrading, DO NOT delete the old version of Private Notes on your device, as this will erase any data you may have saved before. Simply install the update over the existing installation.
The developers of Private Notes CANNOT help you recover your private data if you lose your password. This intentionally designed encryption mechanism is to maximize your data's security.