Need help choosing a password keeper app

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by lordking65, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    Any recommendations on password manager apps on the iphone.

    i need something simple and secure, like Password Keeper on the blackberry.

    im currently looking at SplashID, mSecure and 1Password Pro but there maybe better ones?

    any recommendations?

  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
    I have been using 1Password on my iMac and i will put it on my iPhone soon. Very reliable on my mac and man does it make it easy to go in and out of pass protected web sites. So I would recommend 1 Password because it works and works effortlessly. Good luck with your choices....
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have been using 1Password for over a year. I love it!
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2005
    Near the Singularity
    1Password. I use this for all password related stuff online. It works great and I haven't had a single issue in the year that I have been using it. Also it logs you in securely without ANY keystrokes.

    Other features include:

    1 - Backup up all passwords to an encrypted file
    2 - Syncs with your iPhone
    3 - Plug-in works securely on all major web browsers
  5. macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008
    What's the difference between the Pro and regular version?
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    except chrome...
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    1Password all the way.
  8. macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2007
    1Password is one of my favorite apps. ++
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    Thanks guys, just got 1Password for free! and WOW, its great! Now i have to get the iphone app, i thinking of just getting the $7 one, not the pro.
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
    Other than cost, what is the difference between the Pro and the one you have?
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    "Safari Integration, 1Password Pro provides a level of integration with Mobile Safari. Using a bookmark from within Safari, you can launch 1Password to quickly find your login information, copy the password, and be automatically taken back to Safari so you can login."
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    I highly recommend mSecure.
  13. macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2010
    Hey, why bother with multiple passwords? Just use 1-2-3-4-5. I have the same combination on my luggage, and it works just fine.
  14. macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    Its gotta be 1Password, one of the most essential desktop apps I have and great on the iPhone/iPad.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    I'm wondering this as well? Thanks!
  17. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    This. They have a client you can install on your PC that backs up information...nothing on the cloud which I like. You can also send the encrypted information to an email for offsite storage.

    Works great...highly recommended.
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    A couple more considerations...

    I am also interested in password management - the old memory just isn't what it used to be... I have two requirements above and beyond the obvious:

    1. I would like something that makes it so that my iMac and my iPhone have the same solution, i.e., I don't have to do two things to be able to switch from one platform to the other in terms of accessing websites. I also have a PC at work and, while it would be nice to have the same set-up there, it is not critical.

    2. I would like the software to generate secure passwords that really are secure rather than rely on my ability to random select a password.

    So far I have been to the websites for 1Password, mSecure, and Strip but I can't find out anything about these specific capabilities. I HAVE seen references to "syncing" with other devices but it is not clear exactly what that implies...

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
  19. macrumors demi-god


    Sep 30, 2008
    To those that use 1Password, does it only have a four digit code to unlock
    the app?

    In the app store, the pics show a four digit screen shot
    to get into the app.

    I use SplashID and it has two different options
    for unlocking the app. There's the password
    which can be anything you want it to be and
    there's also a pattern way to accessing the app.
    There's also a Mac/Windows app(at a charge)
    that also let's you sync thru wifi.

    I'm just trying to find out what's the benefit of
  20. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I use Lastpass and it works great!

    I was recommended Lastpass for a password keeper and generator. And it's working great! Works with Windows, OSX, Linux, and iOS4 on my iPhone, with the deluxe upgrade for $12 a year.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    I bit the bullet and got 1Password. I have it working flawlessly, syncing effortlessly for iPhone, Mac and Windows using Dropbox. It simply works. Support is best for Mac and iPhone, but the Windows beta is perfectly functional. It's not free but you get what you pay for. I am totally satisfied.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    Depends on which account you want to access. For each piece of data it stores you can specify whether you have to enter the 1Password master password to access it, or whether just the 4 digit code is enough. So you might insist on typing your big long master password to access your banking credentials, but a 4 digit code would be enough to look up your MacRumors account.
  23. macrumors demi-god


    Sep 30, 2008

    Thank you for the explanation.
    Know I understand.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    I don't know about the first point, but mSecure will do 2 for certain. You select the length of password you want (from 4 to 30 chars), and can turn on/off for inclusion each of lowercase, uppercase, numbers and special characters.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Password Manager Secret Server and 1Password are ok, however I have a small business and we use both Macs and Windows PC's, the best password manager I have found for a small business is Password Vault by, the latest version has just been released and it has some fantastic new features like -support for multiple users on shared computers It streamlines logging into websites and Internet-based applications (Skype, FTP clients, etc), helps manage our web bookmarks, and enables my team to build custom textclip libraries. Textclip libraries can be useful for customer service personnel when constructing standardised emails, for IT specialists when entering common console command line strings, and for many other purposes.

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