Steganos LockNote v1.0.5

Checker on 6 Oct 2015

LockNote works in two ways: it is a notepad that encrypts everything you put inside and also creates copies of itself when you drag-drop a text file into it. You end up with a new EXE that displays the content of that text file when run using the correct password.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LockNote.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Changed default font to Lucida Console to avoid 1/l - O/0 confusion.
  • Font typeface can be selected (Arial/Courier New/Lucida Console/Tahoma/Verdana).
  • Font size can be selected (9/10/12/14).
  • LockNote saves window size, font size and font typeface.
  • Find Dialog: Enter/Tab/Escape/Space/Ctrl-V keys work.
  • Find Dialog: Message displayed if search string is not found.
  • Find Dialog: F3 brings up Find Dialog or finds next result.

6 comments on Steganos LockNote  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

codeNinja 2015-10-05 08:17

For everyone still using this, be aware that version 1.0.5 still has some bugs.

User review from username al156243 in sourceforge posted this on 01/04/2015

"Locknote has a clean simple design. I would be very useful if not for a fatal bug where it occasionally fails to save changes. There is no error message or any other indication that it has failed. I have had it working perfectly for a long period of time and, for no reason, suddenly stops updating changes. If I use "save as" to create a new file, it will continue to work but will eventually fail again for no apparent reason. "

User review from username fireshadow500 in sourceforge posted this on 02/22/2013

"Be careful - LockNote silently fails to save data. You can tell by watching the Modified timestamp ... when it fails it doesn't change. I lost critical banking login details. I am using KeePass now, which isn't great for handling text but at least it is reliable."

review link:

If you still want to use this, make backups when updating the content and always check if content is saved properly.

An alternative to this is fSekrit (smaller and works the same as lockNote)


Gris 2009-11-14 17:22

It would be nice if LockNote will have an option to increase font sizes.

Mirek 2009-02-08 08:26
Webfork 2007-08-15 23:45

For simplicity, this is fantastic. But because one password governs the document, this program is not as portable and flexible as Cypditor: , which saves individual copies of itself AND the encrypted document together in one exe file.

Vince 2006-08-02 01:28

The company that makes this program responded very quickly to my bug report. They found the same issue that I did and have sent it to the developers. We should see a new version with the bug corrected soon.

Vince 2006-07-31 02:06

Found a bug in this program. I contacted the company about it. Probably better to use fSekrit for now. Besides it makes smaller files.

In locknote if you open a file you have created in the past and change the text to a new note then click save as you will get your new note with the new name however you old note will be changed as well. The old note will have its original password and the new note will have what ever password you assigned it.

If you want to use locknote I would say it is best to just make a copy of the original note and edit the copy then trash the copy. You sill still have your original and the new note this way.

Please note this is for version 1.0.3. Watch the website for a new version.

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