Saferoom iOS

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Getting started

Saferoom iOS is a mobile application that is embedded into Evernote infrastructure and provides users zero-knowledge encryption functionality to protect their data.

When you launch application for the first time, you will see the following screen:

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Here you need to specify your password (encryption key). Please note if you’re using other Saferoom versions (Windows, MacOS and etc.), password in all versions should be the same. Specify your password and login to application.

Then, optionally, you can configure the passcode and Touch ID
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Overview

Saferoom iOS consists of three main sections:

  • Create encrypted item: here you can create encrypted notes (text, image and etc.)
  • View encrypted item: here you can browse your encrypted notes and check its contents (decrypt them)
  • Settings: here you can configure Saferoom parameters

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Before you start to encrypt/decrypt your data, you need to connect Saferoom to your Evernote account. To do this please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Evernote icon in the upper left corner
  2. Click Connect to Evernote button. Evernote authorization window opens
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  3. Specify your Evernote credentials to authorize Saferoom application
  4. Click Sign In
  5. If your credentials are correct, Evernote will authorize Saferoom Application to access your Evernote account. You should receive the corresponding email.
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Create encrypted item section allows you to create encrypted item. You can create the following items:

  • Simple text note
  • Note with images, taken from your Image gallery
  • Note with image, taken directly from your camera

In order to select the item to create, you can swipe the section to the right and select the corresponding item. See the screenshot below:

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View encrypted item section allows you to browse your encrypted notes and decrypt them if necessary. You can use the following views:

  • List of notebooks (default view)
  • Tags
  • Saved searches

In order to select the item to view, you can swipe the section to the right and select the corresponding item See the screenshot below:

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In the Settings section you can configure various Saferoom parameters:

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Data encryption

Now, let’s talk how to encrypt your notes using Saferoom iOS. For demonstration purposes, I will create simple text note and encrypt it using Saferoom. So, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Saferoom app
  2. Type your password and click Authenticate
  3. Click Create Encrypted Item
  4. In the Note Title field specify note’s title. For example – test note
  5. Click Notebook > and select the notebook you want to create your encrypted note in. For example – My notebook
  6. Type the text
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  7. Click Encrypt. New encrypted note will be created, placed into My notebook notebook and uploaded to the Evernote server

Data decryption

Now, let’s decrypt the note, encrypted in the previous section. To do this, please follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Saferoom app
  2. Type your password and click Authenticate
  3. Click View Encrypted Item
  4. In the list of notebooks select the notebook, where you’ve created your encrypted note. Since we’ve created encrypted note in My notebook notebook, let’s select it.
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  5. Select the encrypted note. You will see the note with encrypted content
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  6. Click Decrypt to see the contents
  7. Saferoom will decrypt your note and show its contents
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Important! When you decrypt the note, Saferoom decrypts in memory and doesn’t save it anywhere. It means, that if you go to back to the list of notes and then back to the same note, you will see the encrypted content. If you want to decrypt the note and place decrypted note into another notebook or to some external application, you need to use Saferoom Desktop versions (Windows, MacOS)

Changing password

Please be aware that after changing your password you won’t be able to decrypt notes, encrypted by the old password!

If you want to change your password, please follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Saferoom app
  2. Type your password and click Authenticate
  3. Click Settings
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  4. Click Modify password/Passcode usage
  5. Type your current password, new password and confirm your new password
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  6. Click Change password. Saferoom will change your password
  7. Now, you can close application and authenticate using new password

Now, all notes will be encrypted using your new password. Please also remember to change passwords on all devices with Saferoom installed. See “Changing password” section on the following pages: