How to sync notes across devices securely?
March 29, 2011 4:52 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a secure way to sync Evernote (or other not-taking service) among multiple devices including at last a droid, iPad, and laptop

Evernote provides an option to encrypt highlighted text within a particular note, but as far as I can tell, not a whole notebook. For work, I want to be able to sync my notes across multiple devices, but I don't want to deal with the hassle of highlight-and-encrypt. I thought about putting my notebook file in dropbox, and syncing that, but I don't think the iPad/android clients give me the option to point at a non-default notebook database. Is there a way to make something like this work, either with Evernote or another client?

Note that I read this thread already, but am hoping there's a better answer now than there was then
posted by um_maverick to Technology (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
An easy way to secure everything is when you're out and about, connect to the Internet via VPN. I'd be surprised if your router didn't have the option of running a VPN server. Turn that on and get a dyndns account and you're all set.
posted by Brian Puccio at 5:08 AM on March 29, 2011

Brian Puccio, sorry I wasn't clear, but I'm looking for options that store the notes on the central server in an encrypted format.

posted by um_maverick at 5:17 AM on March 29, 2011

Ahhh, OK, I thought you were just worried about someone sniffing your traffic.

A previous Ask MeFi from 2009 mentioned

While I cannot find any information about this on Evernote's website, this article says:
Your user name and password, however, are always encrypted in transit, according to the company, and passwords aren’t stored on its servers—even if you have a free account. For premium users ($5 a month or $45 a year) all of the data, not just user names and passwords, are encrypted.
So it seems you can either use threetags or pay for Evernote's encryption.
posted by Brian Puccio at 9:22 AM on March 29, 2011

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