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EncryptPad – free and open source, multi-platform minimalist secure text editor and tool for encrypting and decrypting binary files on disk


  • Support for symmetric encryption;
  • You can protect a text file in two ways: using a password and a file key: both individually and together: a combination of a passphrase and a key file;
  • There is a random file key and password generator;
  • Key repository in a hidden directory in the user’s home folder;
  • Path to a key file can be stored in an encrypted file. If enabled, you do not need to specify the key file every time you open files;
  • You can encrypt binary files (images, videos, archives, etc.);
  • It is possible to set the “read mode” to prevent accidental modification of the file;
  • Support for UTF 8 text encoding;
  • Windows/Unix configurable line endings;
  • Customisable passphrase generator helps create strong random passphrases;
  • File format compatible with OpenPGP;
  • Iterated and salted S2K;
  • Passphrases are not kept in the memory for reuse, only S2K results;
  • Supported encryption algorithms: TripleDES, CAST5, AES, AES192, AES256, Camellia128, Camellia192, Camellia256, Twofish;
  • Supported hashing algorithms: SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, SHA-224;
  • Integrity protection: SHA-1;
  • Compression: ZLIB, ZIP, Bzip2;
  • ASCII armor;
  • Large multi-gigabyte files are supported;
  • There is a search and replace;
  • There is scaling;
  • You can change the font family, font size, font style, effects (underlined, strikethrough), and writing system;
  • You can enable/disable word wrap;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

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The software EncryptPad is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install encryptpad encryptcli

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version: Beta
Developer:Team EncryptPad
Programming language:C++, Python, Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:evpo.net/encryptpad/default.aspx

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