Saferoom concepts

What is Saferoom?

Saferoom is a set of mobile and desktop apps that are embedded into Evernote infrastructure and provides to users a zero-knowledge encryption functionality

Saferoom and Symmetric Encryption

To protect user’s personal data Saferoom uses symmetric encryption. It means that you just have to specify the key (password), which will be used to encrypt/decrypt your data

For encrypting your data, Saferoom is using Industry-standard AES256 algorithm, which currently is the strongest available encryption algorithm. Saferoom app doesn’t use any custom security modules, only OS built-in and native tools

Saferoom is a pure client application

Saferoom application doesn’t use any servers, accounts or cloud infrastructure. That means you’re the only person who knows the password, and this password cannot be restored by any means. If you forget your password, you won’t be able to decrypt data, encrypted using this password!

Saferoom and passwords

Saferoom doesn’t send your password anywhere and doesn’t sync it between devices. You have to specify password separately for each device with Saferoom installed. Of course, if you want to encrypt/decrypt your data on all devices the password on all devices should be the same

For simplicity and better user experience, Saferoom stores users’ passwords. On Desktop and mobile versions we’re using only OS built-in security tools to protect your password. But please be aware that these tools do not provide 100% protection, so you should also consider protecting your PC/phone/tablet using 3rd party tools (firewalls, antiviruses and etc.)

Saferoom and Data Manipulation

Since the idea of Saferoom application is a seamless integration into existing popular platforms, we don’t do any data manipulation (only encrypt and decrypt data) and use only platforms’ officially supported APIs

Saferoom notebooks for Evernote (Desktop versions only)

In order to encrypt/decrypt your data, Saferoom Desktop is using special notebooks. These notebooks are created automatically during application start. These notebooks have default names, but you can change them to whatever you want:

  • Notebook for notes to be encrypted (Default name: Encrypt_Inbox). This is the notebook, where you need to put notes you want to encrypt. This notebook is created as a LOCAL notebook
  • Notebook for encrypted notes (Default name: Encrypt_Inbox ). This notebook contains encrypted notes. So after encryption, all encrypted notes will be placed into this notebook. This notebook is created as LOCAL notebook
  • Notebook for notes to be decrypted (Default name: Decrypt_Inbox). This is the notebook where you should put the notes you want to decrypt. This notebook is created as LOCAL notebook
  • Notebook for decrypted notes (Default name: Decrypt_Inbox). This notebook contains decrypted notes. After decryption is finished all decrypted notes will be placed into this notebook. This notebook is created as a LOCAL notebook

As you see by default Saferoom is using the same notebooks for non-encrypted/encrypted and encrypted/decrypted notes. However you can separate these notebooks and specify the notebooks you want. For the information about how to configure Saferoom notebooks see the corresponding section:

Saferoom and Evernote tags

Saferoom application allows you to specify the tags that will be added to your encrypted/decrypted notes. For the information about tags and how to configure them see the corresponding section:

Encrypting and Decrypting data using Saferoom

For more information about data encryption/decryption check the following links for each Saferoom version.

For more advanced topics check the following sections: