You can now protect texts or the entire text file from being accessed by other individuals using notepad++.
This can also apply in protecting a password file if you have a web application that takes username and passwords and save them on a text file.
Notepad++ has much more interesting applications other than the ordinary functionality.
Follow these steps to encrpt your texts. A whole text file can be encrypted too through batch operation.
step 1: Install notepad++ if you don't have it on your computer. It's free.
step 2: Click on the plugins > Plugin manager > show plugin manager.
Install NppCrypt plugin which allows encryption and decryption.credit:credit:Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
step 3: Select the text to be encrypted and on the plugins, click NppCrypt. Select your prefered cipher to use from the drop-list. Set password and confirm.credit:Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNETcredit:Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
The appearance of the final encrpted text could not attatch here but the reverse of the process is easy, just click decrypt and give the password. There are also other plugins that offer the same function, a good example is by using secure pad plugin.
Try it out and good luck.