Windows 10: App To Store Personal Notes?

  1.    01 Jul 2017 #1

    App To Store Personal Notes?


    Hey guys,

    I've been using OpenOffice's Writer app to create my most personal notes, but I was told by members on tenforums.com that OpenOffice is no longer supported so I'm worried about security holes.

    I just want something simple that can make it impossible for other people to read. I want to be the only one that can read my notes.

    It needs be easy to prevent it from accessing or communicating with the Internet using Windows 10's firewall.

    Thank you!
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       01 Jul 2017 #2

    I'd uninstall OpenOffice then install the free LibreOffice and include the Help file download. The 2 programs are quite similar and can mostly work with the same files but for my older clients LibreOffice still supports Microsoft Works files, useful for recipes they have saved. Works and Works Suite were discontinued a few/several years ago with Version 9.xx.
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  3.    01 Jul 2017 #3

    Thanks, but I was finding it very difficult to find the exact OpenOffice file I need to block to prevent OpenOffice from contacting the Internet.

    So I'd rather use something unrelated to OpenOffice/LibreOffice.
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  4. Posts : 3,922
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       01 Jul 2017 #4

    Well, there's the 'built-in' Notepad or Wordpad, both in the W section of the Start menu and Windows Accessories. But almost all Windows-based programs will want to contact a site on the 'net at some time or another. I avoid using OneDrive, have uninstalled it from my main/production computer to prevent what you desire.
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  5.    01 Jul 2017 #5

    Thanks!

    I thought of using the built-in Wordpad/Notepad but wouldn't I be safer using a 3rd party app that's not connected to Microsoft/Apple?
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