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    Default encrypted text file cross platform

    I am looking for a way to keep an encrypted text file in my dropbox account that can be opened in Windows 7, Linux Mint and Android. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: encrypted text file cross platform

    truecrypt for Windows 7 and mint linux.

    use eds lite for android https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...vworks.edslite

    before doing anything test it out. taken from the eds lite description

    If you want to use your TrueCrypt container in Eds you should use the following settings when creating container.
    Encryption algorithm: AES 256
    Hash algorithm: SHA-512
    File system: FAT
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    Default Re: encrypted text file cross platform

    I found an app with a software counter part that work together using Java called Encrypted Notes/enotes and it works fine for my purposes except in android it will not work from dropbox. You have to export the file from dropbox for the app to open it. I think though that is more something to do with android than the app. Because Encrypted Notes/enotes is java it works with Win7, Linux and Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donec View Post
    I found an app with a software counter part that work together using Java called Encrypted Notes/enotes and it works fine for my purposes except in android it will not work from dropbox. You have to export the file from dropbox for the app to open it. I think though that is more something to do with android than the app. Because Encrypted Notes/enotes is java it works with Win7, Linux and Android.
    Its more to do with dropbox app rather than Android. dropbox is cloud storage so its expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    Its more to do with dropbox app rather than Android. dropbox is cloud storage so its expected.
    What makes me believe it has to do with Android is in both Linux and Win7 it works fine but Android it requires the file to be exported. Yet for OfficeSuite and xls files Android works fine. The only difference is the file for Encrypted Notes/enotes is encrypted. Of course I guess it could be a problem with the Encrypted Notes/enotes app that is different than the programs for Linux and Win7.
    Galaxy Note II 16GB white unlocked and Galaxy Note 10.1 grey version GT-N8013 not rooted
    Linux user #449322 running Linux Mint 13 KDE
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    Default Re: encrypted text file cross platform

    Quote Originally Posted by donec View Post
    What makes me believe it has to do with Android is in both Linux and Win7 it works fine but Android it requires the file to be exported. Yet for OfficeSuite and xls files Android works fine. The only difference is the file for Encrypted Notes/enotes is encrypted. Of course I guess it could be a problem with the Encrypted Notes/enotes app that is different than the programs for Linux and Win7.
    a PC with 1TB HDD is different than a mobile phone with about 16 gb memory. you are comparing apples and oranges. its a wrong comparison.

    its a mobile phone and mobile phones are not meant to be high end compared to PC. There is no OS out there which Android can do right now. ie, dropbox question

    iOS? Wp8? Blackberry? Symbian? none can do what you are doing(your dropbox question) in your Android, not even close.
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    Default Re: encrypted text file cross platform

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    a PC with 1TB HDD is different than a mobile phone with about 16 gb memory. you are comparing apples and oranges. its a wrong comparison.
    I'm not comparing them. But they can both do the same functions within their limits.

    its a mobile phone and mobile phones are not meant to be high end compared to PC. There is no OS out there which Android can do right now. ie, dropbox question
    Phones are high end compared to any other computing device but do have limitations. Android already opens files in dropbox and saves files to dropbox using OfficeSuite Pro with an xls file. Which is much more complex than a simple text file. The difference is the text file is encrypted, but that should not matter to Android or dropbox.

    iOS? Wp8? Blackberry? Symbian? none can do what you are doing(your dropbox question) in your Android, not even close.
    Android can do it and does. Also dropbox also works with Android and OfficeSuite so it is not a dropbox problem.

    BTW I have been into computers since 1974, I have built computers repaired computers and taught computers. So I know there is a difference in a phone and a desktop/laptop.

    The problem is probably in the app it's self but could be in the handling requirements of Android for it's ability to read a file in order to know what to do with it.
    Galaxy Note II 16GB white unlocked and Galaxy Note 10.1 grey version GT-N8013 not rooted
    Linux user #449322 running Linux Mint 13 KDE

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