Encrypt your text on Evernote 04/06/11
Sometimes you don’t need to encrypt an entire folder or even a whole file. It may be helpful and even necessary to be able to see part of a document but have the ability to hide other parts.
For instance, you may be looking for your saved serial numbers for Final Cut Studio. You find a file called serial numbers. You know it contains a huge list of your old serial numbers. Are the Final Cut serial numbers you’re looking for on there? If so, which version? You’re not sure, so you have to go hunt down the encryption password to open a file you may not even need. It would be nice if only the sensitive information could be hidden. If you are an Evernote Premium member your file could look something like this:
Evernote desktop app for OS X if you haven’t already.
Create a note called Encrypted Serial Numbers.
Enter the information associated with the serial numbers:
Highlight the serial number you want to encrypt. Then right+click and scroll down to Encrypt Selected Text
Type an encryption passphrase based on your unique password algorithm. (Note: Ignore the Hint message. This is just Evernote trying giving you a passphrase suggestion).
Now your serial numbers are encrypted.
Later on, when you need to view your serial number simply click on the down carot
Now type in your passphrase
Voila! Your serial number is revealed.
Tips: There are other secure ways to store serial and model numbers. But if Evernote is an integral part of your work flow this hack will make it a more secure experience.