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In Plain Sight encrypts and decrypts text and emojis. This helps you visualise the encryption/decryption process. It, also, allows you to post messages in public places (I.E. social media) and let it “hide in plain sight”. Only the people you shared your passphrase with will be able to decrypt it. To use it, you need to follow these three steps (see the screenshots for more information): Enter a passphrase; It must be no shorter than twelve characters. Enter what you want encrypting/decrypting into the text box. Press either the Encrypt or Decrypt button. Bonus Step... Press the Copy button (attached to each message) to quickly copy it and paste it into what you want (social media, e-mail, Notepad Etc.). This speeds up the typical copy-and-paste process (I.E. highlight a piece of text with your mouse/finger then “right click”). In Plain Sight and In Plain Sight Mobile are compatible with each other. So, if you recieve an message encrypted with the mobile version, you can decrypt it in the desktop version – no problem. Another thing to note is your machine does all the encrypting/decrypting – nothing leaves your machine. This means the only way people can see what you have encrypted/decrypted is for you to share it with them yourself. Also, if you lose the passphrase you used to encrypt a piece of text, there is no way to recover it. I have no keys to your castle, so to speak... Last of all, do not consider this as an absolutely impenetrable security measure. Try to think of it as extending an application’s level of security. For example, if a chat-app. uses encryption already, think of In Plain Sight as adding an extra lock to your backyard door. If an app. has no encryption at all, consider In Plain Sight as the first light-duty padlock attached to your front door


Additional information

Published by

Craig Oates


Copyright Craig Oates 2019

Developed by

Craig Oates

Release date


Approximate size

3.42 MB

Age rating

For all ages

This app can

Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs and registry


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported

English (United Kingdom)

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