Secure Edit is a simple Windows notepad program with a difference. It encrypts your text files, using the well-known Blowfish algorithm, which means that someone without the password can't read them. This makes it useful for keeping private notes on your computer, and it's also handy for storing passwords.
Unlike a dedicated password vault program, which can automatically paste your stored passwords into the correct login forms on web sites, and back up your passwords to the cloud, this is a much simpler program. Which is why I like it. It pretty much does just one thing, and seems to do it very well.
To use the program, type your chosen text into the editor as normal. Before saving, type your chosen password into the box at the top of the screen (click on the *** button if you want to be able to see what you're typing).
Note that the program is not designed to save un-encrypted files, and indeed will refuse to do so. So there's no risk of inadvertently saving a plaintext file without a password.
You'll find the program at http://elentaris.co.uk/index.php/freeware and it's a download of around 3 MB. It's malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
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