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Free Freeware
Stephen Haunts
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Apr 7, 2014
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Safe Pad is a free and open source text editor app filed under text editors and made available by Stephen Haunts for Windows.

The review for Safe Pad has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

A text editor with awesome security features and encryption:

SafePad is a simple free text editor that lets you encrypt your documents using the industry standard FIPS Compliant AES encryption algorithm (Advanced Encryption Standard). To protect your document you can provide 2 passwords (the 2nd password is optional). Passwords have always been a problem when it comes to security as users tend to pick a password that is easy for them to remember. This also means that the password is most likely easy to crack.

By using 2 passwords and performing multiple iterations of encryption, it makes it much harder to crack the passwords.

Features and highlights
  • Encrypt your documents using AES encryption based on the strength of 2 passwords
  • Password entry form has a password strength indicator
  • Rich text editor with familiar word processing formatting controls and font selection.
  • Low contrast themes to make the text harder to read on the screen if people are looking over your shoulder
  • White Out Theme that turns all the text white when you press CTRL 2. This is in-case you spot someone looking at your screen and you want to quickly make the text invisible
  • Quickly minimize the application by pressing the Escape key if someone is looking at your screen
  • Drag and drop files from explorer into your document so they get encrypted too
  • On Screen Keyboard that allows you to enter the password with a mouse or touch screen. This was requested by people who were worried about key loggers on their computer
  • Browse to a link when a URL is highlighted in the document.
Compability and license

Safe Pad is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from text editors without restrictions. Safe Pad 1.2 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this text editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Stephen Haunts. This download is distributed as SafePad

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  2. Freeware Text Editors
  3. Open source and GPL software
Safe Pad has been picked by our editors as very good.
Safe Pad has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Safe Pad 1.2 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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