7z File Extensions

Asked by James Smith on 2018-05-02

RedNotebook saves its contents into folders which is good for scale ability and to prevent data corruption when saving since if it was one big file for a journal and you click save and something goes wrong your whole journal is toast.

Now many people want to have encryption to their journals and a good way to do that is to allow RedNotebook to create, open and save 7z files. 7z files are a common compressed folder which supports high compression and password protection with strong encryption. By using 7z you can still maintain scale ability, have compression and include encryption and password protected journals. I am sure there are libraries that can easily allow programmers to add 7z file integration to their software.

Also if RedNotebook ever makes it to Andriod this would be great since currently I use VeraCrypt to encrypt my jounral (VeraCrypt is a program that allows you to make encrypted folders that can be mounted to your PC as external drives) but your unable to mount VeraCrypt containers to an Andriod phone. But it is easy to transfer a 7zip file between your computer and phone.

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Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

Thanks for the feedback! I have also thought about using 7-zip for
RedNotebook before. Ultimately, I prefer the current way of using simple
text files in a folder and let users decide whether they want to use
external software to encrypt their files rather than bake this into

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