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I use a gpg encrypted .org text file to store sensitive data, passwords etc. in a dropbox folder

I use this all the time on my various laptops

Having just purchased an android smartphone, I am wondering whether there is an efficient way for me to view that file on the phone?

I have installed dropbox app no prob and that works fine.

The unencrypting and viewing of the .org.gpg file however has not been so straightforward.

I have managed to decrypt the file on the phone with APG app, but it leaves a tmp unencrypted file in an obscure place which I'm not too thrilled about - and I can't see any way of sensibly viewing a .org file in android. I have seen/played with .org mode app but it doesn't really work very well.

Maybe I need to think laterally - could there be another way of sharing my sensitive data across laptop/phone that is secure, but also easy to use?

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    I don't know what you use to read/edit those files on Android, but concerning de- and encryption it might be worth trying OpenKeychain (also available on F-Droid), which claims to interact fine with other apps. For alternatives, also be welcome to consult my app listing on file encryption. – Izzy Nov 8 '16 at 12:25
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    May I suggest to ask at our sister site for specific app-combinations (see: Where to ask for app recommendations?) SR is specialized on that part. Here at Android.SE we rather deal with "How to…" – which again doesn't fit over there :) The "How-to" part is basically the "Crypting app" invoking an app suitable for the content – which is what OpenKeychain does. See here for a list of apps reported to work with it. Basically, any app using the OpenPGP API or OpenKeychain Intents should cooperate. – Izzy Nov 8 '16 at 15:47
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    I am actually making good progress with termux/emacs at the moment - all installed, need to hook up to dropbox and see if the built in emacs decrypt works. If so, my problem is solved. Thanks for the input Izzy – bph Nov 8 '16 at 16:42
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    Glad to read! Be welcome to answer your own question then if solved :) – Izzy Nov 8 '16 at 16:49
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    well I can decrypt .gpg files under termux now, i.e. I have apt-get'd gnupg ok - I can also view .org files in termux emacs no problem. But can I decrypt a .gpg file from within emacs? No I can't - I have taken the discussion on to plus.google.com/107409986037813400431/posts/jctjzQanAzS. If/when solved I'll post the answer.. – bph Nov 15 '16 at 11:18

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