Safe Note is a free note manager application for Windows
Sometimes, we may wish to store some data, like passwords, or medical records, or some personal information like a Diary/Journal and protect them from being accessed by other users.
To do so, a good idea is to use a note manager, and one such application, is Safe Note.
Safe Note is the creation of Anton Kleshchev, a Ukranian software engineer. It is quite rare for a lone developer to make a great app, and the effort is worth applauding. It allows you to securely store notes for each user who has his own account, and you can create as many as you want.
When you first install and run Safe Note, it will ask you to login to your account. To do this, first you must actually create an account, by clicking on the register button. This is not an online account, but a local one. The username and password which you register will be used to unlocked your Safe Note database, after that is the purpose of the app.
This is the what the GUI of Safe Note looks like. It is not super awesome, but the simple interface is more than good enough. The top left corner of the program, has the word “File”, it is actually a button for the application’s menu.
Clicking on it gives four options:
Change login password – You can use this option to the enter the current password of the account logged in, and enter a new password.
Backup – This option lets you save your Safe Note database as a .db file.
Settings – This option lets you select the default folder, where the database is saved.
Logout – As the name suggests, this option lets you logout of the current account, and switch to a different one.
You can check the version number of the app from the About menu.
The main UI consists of two parts. A sidebar and the main pane. The sidebar is on the left and lets you Add Notes and Search for Notes.
The right pane is actually the place where you view and edit your notes, using the rich text editor built in to the app. It allows you to format the text to quite an extent (Bold,, Italics, Underline, Font Size, Bullets, Alignment, Indentation etc).
You can double protect your data, by using a separate password for the specific Note. Alternatively you can even use a security key to lock the notes. Safe Note uses RSA and AES encryption algorithms to secure your data, and the application does not even connect to the internet, assuring total security.
Download Safe Note from the official website.
Safe Note is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.
Though the website doesn’t mention it, we tested the application on a Windows 10 computer, and it works perfectly well. The app requires .NET Framework 4.5 to work (Windows 8 comes with this version pre-installed). Windows 7 users will need to download it from Microsoft’s website and install it.