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  1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    Some of the notes that you save on your iOS device(s) may be important, and you don't want some average Joe grabbing your phone when you were nice enough to let them use it to make a phone call, and start looking through them when you're not looking.

    A new free jailbreak tweak called CryptoNotes by iOS developer Firemoon777 is now available in Cydia that lets you encrypt individual notes in your Notes application. As shown above, you can see the before and after effect of a decrypted note next to an encrypted note. It's obvious that anyone trying to read the encrypted note will have no luck trying to make any sense of it.

    CryptoNotes adds a new "Crypto" button to the Notes application interface that allows you to choose whether to encrypt or decrypt a note:



    When you tap on the Encrypt button, you will be asked to enter a password that you will need to remember to decrypt the note later on. When you enter the password of your choice, your note will suddenly become a bunch of jibberish. You will be able to tap on the "Crypto" button once more and choose the Decrypt button, and you will be asked to enter the password you made to return the note back to plain, readable text.

    Notably, the tweak only seems to work for encrypting one note at a time. We tried encrypting multiple notes at once and found that when we tried to decrypt them, the notes were completely deleted. We've reached out to the developer regarding this issue, but for the time being, the tweak seems to work perfectly fine for encrypting one note at a time.

    CryptoNotes adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can easily enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as toggle an AutoSave mode on or off:



    If you think encrypting your notes might come off as useful to you, then you can grab CryptoNotes for free from Cydia's BigBoss repository right now. Just be aware that there is a bug with encrypting multiple notes at the same time, and you do so at your own risk – we didn't experience any problems encrypting only one note at a time. The tweak requires iOS 7 to be installed.

    Name: CryptoNotes
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Firemoon777
    Editor's Rating:  3/5
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2014-04-25 at 03:16 PM.
    2014-04-25 04:10 AM
  2. dsg's Avatar
    we're in a dangerous time where people could lose their jailbreak and you keep pushing tweaks that could potentially cause an issue, because they aren't tested enough
    2014-04-25 05:47 AM
  3. fsckinit's Avatar
    we're in a dangerous time where people could lose their jailbreak and you keep pushing tweaks that could potentially cause an issue, because they aren't tested enough
    ^^ Very true. Is the key file easily made known to end users? Can it easily be backed up and restored? ..all while securely storing it, of course!
    2014-04-25 08:49 AM
  4. Christophxr's Avatar
    we didn't experience nay problems encrypting only one note at a time.
    Phew. Dodged a bullet there. Anything but nay problems. Those are the worst.
    2014-04-25 08:56 AM
  5. *T*'s Avatar
    Is there a place where we can request tweaks?
    2014-04-25 10:54 AM
  6. bigboyz's Avatar
    Maybe i'll be interested when the bug is fixed and you can use your finger to authenticate the password
    2014-04-25 01:05 PM
  7. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    we're in a dangerous time where people could lose their jailbreak and you keep pushing tweaks that could potentially cause an issue, because they aren't tested enough
    We haven't pushed anything and we mentioned a "use at your own risk" type of situation after explaining a problem. That's what a review does shows the good AND the bad of something.
    2014-04-25 03:15 PM
  8. webmania's Avatar
    Is there a place where we can request tweaks?
    India.
    2014-04-27 04:52 AM
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