Secret Notes is a free program to write and keep password protected notes, during installation you will be asked if you would like to install adware called “cleanmypc“, this can be skipped if you pay attention and uncheck a tickbox, but it is compulsory to enter a registration email address for the program to be activated over the Internet. After launching this tool you will be asked to enter a masterpassword twice, you will need to launch the program and unlock the Secret Notes to add or edit new information.
The program is very eye candy with a nice interface that looks like real yellow Post-it notes, the background can not be changed but the font colour can be modified to over a dozen different hues, made bold, italic or underlined, with a basic do and undo arrow buttons and a trash can symbol next to the date and timestamp. All pretty basic but enough for taking notes and they are all beautifully organised in rows.
A “Lock Notes” button will close down the software and make it inaccessible without a password. I was unable to find any information in the developers page about what kind of encryption it is used to secure the notes, assuming that is what they use, I would treat this tool as a very light guarantee program until more information it is given about the employed defence system, I don’t think it is proper for a security product to omit it.