Remember This App, If Not Your Passwords

Remember back in the good old days when you could make your password be “password” and no automated system could deny you this unalienable right? Nowadays it’s all about capitals, numbers, symbols, and whatnot. I can barely remember my usernames, let alone all these military encryptions.

The app of this week is Keeper Password & Data Vault, an app that saves all your passwords onto your mobile phone. At first, this seemed a bit too much like putting all your eggs in one basket. However, the program is guarded by a master password, which I recommend not being “password”. If you get the password wrong five times depending on your setting, the program destructs your secrete data on your device and your passwords safe… is in a twisted sort of way.

The layout of Keeper is as simplistic as its purpose. Keeper requires you to put each entry into a folder, which is nice, but I would rather it not be mandatory. After selecting a folder, you need to add a title for each entry, together with other data such as login ID, password (duh), login URL, and notes. When imputing your ID and password, you can choose to have Keeper make a randomized credential. This code is complicated enough you would certainly need this app to remember it.

Once the code is input, it is saved to your local storage. When viewing your app page, merely touching the ID or password will save it to your clipboard, which is nice since selecting words on a touchpad can sometimes be finicky.

There is not much else to this app. While Keeper only functions within narrow tasks, it does those tasks well. Keeper can back up your passwords to a protected server, but sadly this feature and other advanced options are available only on the paid version.

 

Keeper Password & Data Vault — Free Android / iOS App of the Week

For iPhone
Size: 8.4 MB
Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keeper-password-data-vault/id287170072?mt=8

For Android
Size: 6.9 MB
Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.callpod.android_apps.keeper

 

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by Gannon (not verified) on 10. June 2012 - 21:35  (94648)

actually, i haven't tried it. but by reading the article, I think KeePassDroid is much better.

(+)
+ only around 1.5 MB on size
+ no trial, no lite, its FREE
+ no need to write "Master Password", just generate a "key-file" on your PC, and use it as your key to open database on your phone
+ built-in password generator (useful if you're bored using same passwords for many sites lol)
+ auto-clear user name and password from clipboard and auto-close application after a period of time
+ organized folders

(-)
- you have to manually copy your database either manually from your PC or via cloud drive. this apk doesn't have auto-sync feature.
- plain theme, no customization (it doesn't really matter, actually. you just need it for about 15 seconds for each logins)
- while the clipboard have auto-clear feature, the notification don't. You have to manually clear it.

site:
http://keepass.info/

google play link
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.keepass

PS: sorry for my english

by piniata (not verified) on 8. June 2012 - 10:14  (94561)

I've used this (ios) app's free features for the last couple of years on both an iphone and ipad, and while I manually back it up (encrypted ftp export) once every month or so and have to manually sync back to each device, I can't recommend it enough.

You can do an unencrypted export to see the format, then mass update on a pc/mac via excel/notepad/etc before importing back into the app on each device.

As the article mentions, there are paid ways to do all of this a lot easier, I'm just letting you know it's very functional in it's free state as well.

by R.McCormack (not verified) on 8. June 2012 - 7:00  (94556)

While I see the need for this app. Not much point if you lose your mobile as this would mean you have to back it up, making the app somewhat pointless.

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