Good personal info/password storage application

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by frederikolafsen, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking for a good/secure application for storing passwords for various websites and possibly banking information (account numbers, etc). I've heard good things about 1Password, but was wondering if there were any good alternatives with nice fluid design, preferably in the Mac App Store.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
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    What do you feel is not "fluid" about 1Password?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just never liked the look. It has felt dated and clunky to me for a while. I would love for it to take on a look and feel or an app like Reeder. Minimalistic and fluid.
     
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    SilentPanda

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    I rarely use the app, just the browser plugin(s). They've always felt fine to me.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    There is no question in my mind that 1Password is the best. It is not the cheapest... but it is superb.

    /Jim
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for 1Password.

    I have tried a few different ones over time but 1Password is the best I think.

    I really miss the browser plug in when using Safari on the iPad. I use it so often on my Mac. Because 1password works so well with the browser I now have different passwords for every site I go on and they are all really complicated ones.
     
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    bobr1952

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    I've used 1Password since I got my iMac in 2008 and would be lost without it. I have always been a fanatic with passwords and all of my passwords are unique, randomly generated, and long--and different for every site that requires one. 1Password makes that so easy especially when you have it on your computers and your IOS devices--and all the database files are synced.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    I agree about using password managers on IOS devices. I do have 1PW for iPhone and iPad, and it works ok from it's built in browser... but I dislike Apple's policy to keep IOS apps firewalled from each other. This is one reason that I use my iPad much less than my MBA or iMac.

    /Jim
     
  10. macrumors 604

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    1Password works fine for me, both on IOS and OSx.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Wallet

    Hello,

    I use Wallet: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wallet/id404234608?mt=12

    It works perfectly, has an absolutely beautiful design, and is available on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store. They also have a Safari plug-in.
    Unfortunately, they were recently acquired by Facebook, so there won't be any features added, such as iCloud sync, but if you are looking for a 1Password-type app with better design, this is it.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    I use KeePassX / KeePass, it is free of charge and available for OSX, Windows, iOS, Android and Linux. It is not as fancy as 1password, but it does its job.
     
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    TheGenerous

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    I have a text file on dropbox, it's secure imho. It goes like this,

    Say your passwords usually contain these words: "michaeljordan", "air", "23" and "12345". The idea is to never write these words down on your text file but
    only hints for you that you can understand.

    A password that requires 10 digits could be,
    "michaeljordan"
    in your text file you write "m******j*****"

    Some passwords are required to have numbers and upper case letters,
    "Air23jordan"
    your text file could have "A**2*j*****"

    example in a text file

    ## Store name
    user
    password

    ## Apple store
    alfredj@macrumors.com
    A**2*j*****

    ## Macrumors
    TheGenerous
    12***m******j*****A**2*

    To me it works better than having the same password for all accounts yet all passwords derive from simpler passwords.

    I still use the random password assigned by geocities in 1998 as a root for other passwords!
     
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    Shrink

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    OK, I'll buck the tide!

    I highly recommend LastPass, which is a cross platform Safari Extension. I've used it for years, and it can do everything I could want it to do.

    And it's free!:D
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I also like LastPass -- it does everything I need so I haven't tried and can't compare it to the others. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air and on my spouse's Window 7 computer.
     
  16. macrumors 68040

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    I started with hints many years ago. The move to 1Password was a dramatic improvement.

    /Jim
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Keychain

    Why don't you just use keychain for this?
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I agree. I use Secure Notes in Keychain to save my personal info.
     
  19. kgs
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    Wallet has been discontinued by the dev. He now works for Facebook
     
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    Sure, whatever works for you. In my case a text file is free, independent of OS, and syncs and opens in 1 second.
     
  21. macrumors 68040

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    The difference is the automation that comes with a program like 1password. Once you load 1P... you almost never need to "open" it. If it is not worth it to you... then keep using a text file with password hints. I did that for many years. IMHO... 1P is worth every penny I paid for it. We all have our priorities.

    /Jim
     
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    I use Last Pass

    but I have not used others so cannot compare. I like Last Pass in many ways but I find the interface a bit confusing at times. It is a feature rich program and I would probably do better with something with less features and easier to implement. One problem I run into is that several of the websites that I use regularly change there own interface from time to time and it is a hassle to get password working again. Also, two sites I use require me to change my password every few months and in that case Last Pass actually makes the process harder than it would be if I did not use Last Pass at all. These problems probably exist with all programs of this ilk, I'm not sure.
     
  23. Xe89, Nov 17, 2012
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    I use 1Password. Can't imagine managing my accounts without it now, paid for both the Mac and Windows version.


    But don't listen to random Internet strangers. The trial is free and works for 30 days.

    Edit: use this method in creating the master password btw, regardless of password program:

    http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html

    I recommend a lenght of six or seven words (you will thank me later)
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    +1 for 1 Password, its also likely that it will be on sale this black friday like in the past, in the case you do not want to wait, use code islayer to get 20% off.
     
  25. AGKyle, Nov 17, 2012
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    I have no idea about promotions. But if possible, I'd suggest purchasing from the Mac App Store. As we've pointed out in numerous places, it includes a free upgrade to 1Password 4. No decisions have been made at this time about the website version.

    That said, we can't do coupons on the Mac App Store, so you _could_ wait for a promotion if you really are concerned about price. But we don't pre-announce promotions. This is not a yes or no or anything regarding the theory of a black friday promotion. I really cannot say and I just don't want expectations to be set based on a rumor from past years.
     

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