sText
sText 1.7.2
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Secure and powerful word processor.   Shareware ($2.00)
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sText is the ultimate, super fast, powerful and secure word processor / text editor for Mac. It can hold secured your secrets, passwords, logins and others.

Personal use:

It's key feature is the ability to lock your files with your own keyword. You can now hold secured your secrets, passwords, logins and others securely!

Business use:

Also you can exchange information with other persons strongly secured, without a risk of exposure to third persons. Even if third person has your file, without the keyword it is impossible to unlock the information.
What's New
Verion 1.7.2:
  • Added new feature. You can now send the document by mail fast, easy and secure!
  • New better and easier to use installer.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Maclornebeyn reviewed on 25 Sep 2009
Thank you for the quick reply but unfortunately no, it doesn't. Here's why:

- The user interface kills too much of the window's space with unnecessary buttons, icons or information, leaving too little space for the actual document
- When asked for the password to encrypt a document, you are not asked to type it a second time. If you mistype it accidentally, your work is lost. There is a reason why (almost) every application working with encryption needs you to type in your (encoding) password twice...
- When decoding, you have to select the cipher again. Also, if you select the wrong cipher or give the wrong password, garbage is displayed instead of a proper error message.
- After ciphering, the encoded text (!) is displayed - uneditable and in yellow (and yes, Base64 is applied so that it does not look too bad...). I'm not in the very least interested, how my encoded message looks like but rather would like to be able to continue working on my document without decoding it first...

These were the issues I have found in the first three minutes of testing this application (wrote two test documents, closed and opened them a couple of times (3 or so)). After that, the application asks me to buy it or exit whenever I want to use one of the encryption features. How am I supposed to test it properly within such a short time?!?
[Version 1.7]

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burypromote
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Yuriy Georgiev (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2009
By your opinion, the trial period will be expanded and all issues you are noticed will be taken in mind in the next version.
Excuse my bad english.
burypromote

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Maclornebeyn commented on 24 Sep 2009
"# the secure RTF format upgraded with additional Base64 encryption for better security
# sText now performs Base64 after encrypting with a cipher you choosed for better security" (from the release notes for v1.7)

I'm wondering... Base64 is simply an algorithm to convert purely binary data into a string composed of a selection of 64 characters which exist in every character encoding in order to e.g. send it per plain-text email. The drawback is that the amount of data is blown up to about 133% its original size.
As far as I know there is no key involved, the algorithm is well known and therefore IMO can not improve security in any way...
[Version 1.7]

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burypromote
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Yuriy Georgiev (developer) replied on 24 Sep 2009
It is Base64 Mod. Sometimes the output is the same as Base64 original, sometimes it is different, depends on the encryption result of the cipher. It's always better to perform Base64 than not to. However, give it a chance, you may like it.
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Yuriy Georgiev (developer) commented on 04 Sep 2009
Check out the video review in youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxYOdUIa49o
[Version 1.2]


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Downloads:1,967
Version Downloads:1,497
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Shareware
Date:28 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.00
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sText is the ultimate, super fast, powerful and secure word processor / text editor for Mac. It can hold secured your secrets, passwords, logins and others.

Personal use:

It's key feature is the ability to lock your files with your own keyword. You can now hold secured your secrets, passwords, logins and others securely!

Business use:

Also you can exchange information with other persons strongly secured, without a risk of exposure to third persons. Even if third person has your file, without the keyword it is impossible to unlock the information.


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