Standard Notes uses stronger encryption technology than industry-leading password managers

Standard Notes is a free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and the Web. The focus of Standard Notes is simplicity and security. What has me sold on Standard Notes is the “end-to-end encryption” that features stronger encryption than the industry-leading password managers. No one, but you can read your notes. I would not be afraid to store passwords or any other confidential or personal information in Standard Notes.

Standard Notes uses stronger encryption technology than industry-leading password managers. In most cases, leading password managers use PBKDF2 for key derivation and AES-256 for encryption. Standard Notes uses post-PBKDF2 Argon2 for key derivation and post-AES XChaCha20-Poly1305 for encryption. This means that Standard Notes makes for an excellent place to store passwords, keys, and other secretive credentials.

There is a free and paid version of Standard Notes. The free version has worked well for me here at “Tech News for You” when it comes to drafting articles in a distraction free environment. I also use this application on my phone a lot to store personal information, random notes, etc… For those wanting a little more power and flexibility, the paid “Extended” version of Standard Notes unlocks powerful editors, themes, and automated backups.

Standard Notes is highly recommended here at “Tech News for You”


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