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SecureWords – The Word Processor with built in Password Protection and 256 Bit Encryption

We have encrypted storages for our passwords, we encrypt our emails, our chats, and our journals. But there isn’t a single fast, uncluttered, and usable App out there for our articles, for our thoughts, for our words.

An App that automatically en- and decrypts our text documents so that we could store them even in our Dropbox or on iCloud without having to worry. An App that still handles RTF, OpenOffice, and Word documents.

In short: A secure and lean word processor.

MOApp to the rescue!
SecureWords is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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Every document will be automatically encrypted and password protected.

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You will use SecureWords like any other good, lean, and versatile word processor, e.g. like Write.

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But your articles, your thoughts, your words will be safe!

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So safe that you can finally use iCloud and Co without having to worry all the time.

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Of course, you can export them at any time into an ‘open’ format like Word or Markdown.

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And yes, SecureWords has more to offer than just changing the font or the color.

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In the end it’s all about words, your words – but you can also attach images, files or insert tables and links.

Good to Know:

Every document is automatically password protected and encrypted; without exception. However, its filename and its metadata are saved in ‘cleartext’. Please keep this always in mind.

And no, there is no backdoor! Without the correct password there is no access. Period. And should you share documents with others, don’t send the password together with the document. Seriously, don’t!

Yes, SecureWords supports attachments like images. Since they will be encrypted as well they have to be treated in a special way. Drag-and-drop doesn’t work here. You need to use the menu command.

No, SecureWords is, of course, not a replacement for Word and Co. It can handle documents in the way Microsoft and Co allow; that’s it. It is about your articles, thoughts, and words. Not about fancy layouts. But those words will be safe…

Yes, there is a reason why Resume, Versions, and the OS X Autosave feature are disabled. You want your documents to be safe, right? However, SecureWords comes with an own autosave feature and it is enabled by default.

If SecureWords were a website it would be called ‘responsive’. You can later directly test it. Just resize the window and see what happens :–)

Yes (again), there is a reason why locked documents exit the OS X fullscreen. Having cached screenshots of your window’s content on disk isn’t very secure. By default documents lock themselves when your Mac goes to sleep.

Speaking of the fullscreen feature (10.7 and above): I deliberately altered the default behavior. SecureWords maintains the current window/page width. You can have a ‘real’ fullscreen view. But you don’t have to. Isn’t that great?

Journalist? Blogger? NGO? Whistleblower? Tell me something about yourself and your work and why you need SecureWords and I’ll be happy to provide you with a free Redeem Code :–)

SecureWords on the MacApp Store
Mac OS 10.6 - 10.9 | iCloud Support | Retina Support