[olug] OT: local Evernote

Jason Troy jason.troy at gmail.com
Tue May 28 18:25:13 UTC 2013

If your friend is paranoid, stop worrying about the cloud and look at
making sure encryption is being done before hitting the cloud.
Bottom line: Evernote is not paranoia friendly.

06 Mar 2013 They briefly discussed storage of data in Evernote (informally
comparing to storing in lastpass).

Leo: What type of encryption does Evernote do? Yeah, 64-bit. "We derive a
64-bit RC2 key from your passphrase and use this to encrypt the text. This
is the longest symmetric key length permitted by U.S. Export."

Steve: Oh, my goodness. That's why.

Leo: That's why.

Steve: That's no longer true, though, Leo.

Leo: I thought that that changed.

-- JT

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Christopher Cashell
<topher-olug at zyp.org>wrote:

> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Craig Wolf <wolfout101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a paranoid friend who likes the features of Evernote BUT not that
> it
> > keeps the data in the cloud.  He is looking for something with the
> features
> > of Evernote but it keeps the files local and he has to back them up to a
> > 2nd machine/external drive.  Would like it to be mobile capable
> > (tablet/smartphone) and then copy to a desktop for backup.
> > Functions: typed notes, audio notes, location and date/time stamped
> Considering the security incident with Evernote a few months ago (I
> don't remember details, but I know they required a password reset),
> his paranoia might be justified. ;-)
> The closest non-cloud comparable software that I know of would
> probably be Microsoft OneNote.
> As far as Microsoft products go, OneNote is one of their better ones.
> It still has its quirks, and there are times when I want to tear it
> out and never use it again, but it can be a useful piece of software.
> We use it a some at work for documentation and notes.  There is a
> mobile app, too (android, a least).  I installed it at one point, but
> I've never really used it, so I can't comment on its functionality.  I
> did hear they put out a fairly significant update a little while back
> that supposedly improved on some deficiencies (a co-worker uses it
> regularly).
> Downside, is that it is Windows-only on the desktop-side, as far as I
> know.  And it's a Microsoft product, and not free, or even
> particularly inexpensive.  Most versions of Office don't include it by
> default.  I don't know how or if the mobile version syncs or works
> with the desktop version; obviously, working on the same files on
> mobile as desktop will require some coordination.
> > Craig Wolf
> --
> Christopher
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