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Safe Pad 1.00

A super secure text editor that offers triple AES encryption

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 April 2013
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Developer: Stephen Haunts
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Safe Pad
Keep your text files secure and encrypted with Safe Pad

How do you store your private data? Your really private data? Do you have secure way to store your credit card details, password and other such information? There are a number of password database tools to choose from, but the problem with these is that they offer slightly awkward ways to access your data. If you have text based information that you need to keep private, it makes sense to use a secure text editor to keep it safe.

This is exactly what Safe Pad is. It is a beefed up version of Wordpad, essentially, with the emphasis placed firmly on security. Any files you create here can be super protected through the use of a double layer of passwords to ensure that only authorized people are able to open them up.

Although the files are saved in Safe Pad’s own format, by default they will open up in Notepad. As the files are encrypted, all that will be displayed is gobbledegook. That is, at least, until you fire up Safe Pad and opt to open the file directly through the app, entering the necessary password to decrypt the file.

In terms of features, this is a fairly limited text editor, but that’s not really the point. This has not been designed for creating and editing lengthy documents – you’re unlikely to want to use it to write your next novel – but it is perfectly suited for those small files that are used to house your private data.

There are enough word processing tools on hand so you can perform essential formatting and page configuration, however. Different fonts can be used, although there is no so simple drop down menu to make your selection from; instead you have to call up and option dialog and make your choice here. Beside this, there are basic justification and bulleting options as well as the usual emboldening, underlining and italicizing.

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A handy way to secure your private data without the need to use a separate text editor and encryption tool – here everything is available in one place.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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