(1) It didn't used to be this way, but with the latest version, a note that has been made private and is masked shows up as:

"*****
*****"

In other words, it requires two lines to display the masked note in the list view. This is sort of messy, when all of the other notes display their titles as single lines.

(2) When one is asked to enter a password for a private note, the default keyboard is all caps. It used to be the case where the default keyboard was lower case. Thus, in order to enter a lower caps password, one has to un-all caps the keyboard. A default, if possible, to a lower case keyboard would be nice, since this is the standard default for all keyboards for all other Android apps.

Thanks