Paperwork doesn’t provide encryption (it’s not part of its job), but you can use third-party programs for that.
On GNU/Linux, my whole laptop is encrypted using LUKS. On Windows, for instance, you can use BitKeeper or Veracrypt. I use Nextcloud to synchronize my papers, and the server-side encryption is enabled.
If you want to encrypt only your documents in Paperwork, you must make sure the following are encrypted (
/home/xxx on GNU/Linux and
C:\Users\xxx on Windows):
- your work directory (default is
- the index (
Note that if you really want to secure things, I strongly recommend encrypting your whole home directory, or even better, your whole system.