Any good journal/diary software with privacy protection out there??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yOyOYoo, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

    yOyOYoo

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    I'd like to start a journal on my mac, that I can protect with a password.

    I've been using Word, but it doesn't seem to offer any security against others looking into my text.

    Just want to be safe. Any good programs for this purpose? hopefully free?

    thanks!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    easiest way i suppose would be to use word, and store the file in an encrypted Disk Image, its been discussed how to create one in numerous threads

    i dont know of any software that has this built in, but as long as you eject the Disk Image when you leave the computer no one should be able to crack it and its will be secure, good for putting anything else you need private away as well
     
  3. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks I guess this is my best option for now.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    When you save the Word document, there should be an options tab which leads you to a page where you can nominate a password for opening or modifying. I'm basing this on Office v.X. :)
     
  5. JBReed macrumors newbie

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  6. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    You can easily encrypt a Word document with a password in the preferences.

    I used to use Word for a journal until the file started to balloon in number of pages with a lack of organization.

    I recommend MacJournal.
     
  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately MacJournal has recently stopped being freeware. Whilst it is good, $30 is a tad steep in my opinion. You might want to check out VoodooPad Lite for a good freeware alternative. Not sure if it offers password protection though...
     
  8. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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  9. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    So he finally sold his work to Mariner? Good for him. :)

    I have the freeware version and it's always been good to me.
     
  10. apples1212 macrumors newbie

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    you might also check out MiLife by bravobug. its not free, but much cheaper than some of the bigger programs like macjournal. and it has encryption and password protection options.
     

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