We were discussing adding encryption to Dynalist the other day, and had some questions we’d like answered.
To reiterate, here’s what we mean by the terms:
- Encryption: you set a key, and your content will be encrypted with this key and turn into gibberish nobody can understand. This gibberish is then sent to our server and saved. You have to remember the key yourself. If you forget it, your content stays gibberish forever. Please understand this before considering opting in for encryption.
- Password protected: an easy way to protect your content. Not very secure, but useful for not having your family members or colleagues see your content by accident. Will not prevent a technical person from accessing your data because the content sits unencrypted in memory/hard disk. This should be enough to deter a curious kid or your colleague while you get coffee or lunch.
With the above information, what’s your preference on encryption/passwords?
- I’d like to encrypt each document individually
- I’d like to encrypt all my Dynalist content with the same key
- I’d like a simple password protection mechanism
- I don’t really need encryption, I just need it so that my company would approve it; offline mode1 would work just as well
1: offline mode: True Offline Mode or Encrypted Data