iPhone Need a good/simple password storing app

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  1. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Hello all, since my favorite basic passwords app I have been using forever will finally die with 10.3 I'm in search for another one..64 bit compatibile.

    Just want to see if anyone has any suggestions?? Something simple and easy I can store a bunch of my passwords on. Not really looking for something that uses the cloud or another passwords generator.

    I went on the App Store last night( have not been in the App Store in a long time) and I couldn't really find anything I liked. And most of the passwords apps had very poor reviews.

    Don't really care about price as long as it's simple, easy and fluint.

    Thanks again!
     
  2. NVD macrumors member

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    I recently switched to LastPass from Dashlane, and it's actually great!
    I know you're not looking for any cloud functionality, but unlike others - it syncs between all your devices for free!

    Try it. :D
     
  3. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Check out 1Password, if you don't get a subscription you can save all of your passwords locally. It does have the option to save your vault to iCloud or Dropbox if you wanted to sync them to another device.
     
  5. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I always heard good things about 1passwords, but always thought it was overkill for me. But if I can just store locally I will give that a shot as well. Thanks!
     
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    It could be overkill, but the many features it has don't interfere with clear and intuitive UI, in my opinion. I've used it for ages though. One of my truly indispensable apps.
     
  7. martint235 macrumors regular

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    SplashID works across all formats and devices with no issues.
     
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    Keeper!

    Been using it for years and is trouble free.

    It has saved my butt multiple times.

    Works with finger print.
     
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    Free utilities of this nature make me leery as to their business model (I.e. Why/how is it free?)
     
  10. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502

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    I like eWallet and have been using it for probably 10+ years starting with Win CE. There is a desktop version you can sync with and it stores data in 256-bit encryption.
     
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    The app is FAR from being free. So no worries;)

    But it HAS been trouble free for me. Works in multiple platforms on any devices.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    DataVault. You can store locally. You can also backup to Dropbox or iCloud if you so choose. You can also sync with other platforms - if you choose.
     
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    Ah! Misread. Inserting more coffee now.
     
  14. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Appreciate all the replies! I have some homework to do..
     
  15. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Useful info on this thread, I also thank you all.
     
  16. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Memory as option #1

    Paper and pen....and a safe when option #1 fails.

    100% secure.
     
  17. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    My memory started to fail when I around 70-80 logins or so. That was a LONG time ago, when service providers didn't enforce very stringent password requirements (short 6-8 characters, no special characters/numerals needed, no password expiration, reusing passwords acceptable). Today many organizations enforce stricter rules: 8-16 characters, at least one special character, numeral or uppercase letter, no password recycling.

    For sure, you don't want to use the same password at every site, but these days, it's impossible to do so since each site operator has different password requirements. Things like, did I throw in a capital letter on Site A or did I replace the letter "i" with an exclamation point on Site B, or did I add another character because the password was too short?

    Writing them down isn't safe nor secure. And often isn't convenient either. The piece of paper could get destroyed or viewed, if you stuck them in a wallet they could get lost or stolen. If you kept them at a desk, they wouldn't be available on the go.

    I now have 500+ logins/passwords; it happens when you've been on the World Wide Web for 20+ years. A piece of paper with five hundred logins/passwords would be hard to read and search. If I signed up for AirBnb today, I would likely have to put them at the bottom of the list. Two years from now, where would I start looking for the AirBnb login credentials on that piece of paper.

    Before I started using a password manager app, I kept my logins in a text file on my computer. At least I could insert/delete logins and keep them alphabetical, and I could search on the document. Procedures like encrypting the file are inconvenient (like using PGP).

    Today's modern password managers like 1Password, LastPass, and others are far more convenient and safe than trying to remember 500+ passwords (I can't) or writing them down on a piece of paper. Plus, many sites will have you set up security questions, again something that a piece of paper doesn't handle well. Not a problem for the database-backed password managers like 1Password.

    Worse, paper deteriorates. What happens when your sheet of paper starts to crumble? Do you rewrite all of your logins on a new sheet of paper? Do you realphabetize in the process? What happens if you forget one and it doesn't make it to the new sheet of paper?

    Unless you use a more advanced system like a card catalog, writing login credentials on a sheet of paper does not scale well. Either way, you still have to worry about damage, theft, and convenience.

    Plus, password manager apps often accommodate other data. You can have things like WiFi router logins, credit card numbers (including CVVs, expiration dates), driver's license, passport, auto insurance policy numbers, reward program IDs, bank account numbers, and more. It's up to you to assess the risk between between security and convenience and decide how much you are willing to put in an app and not lose any sleep.
     
  18. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol....thanks
     
  19. iapplelove, Feb 8, 2017
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    iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for all the replies! Just to let everyone know I decided on going with the OnePassword app. They have a few and just came out with another. Works on all devices including my Mac(Mac app cost extra). No subscriptions and I can store my passwords locally on my device only. But I can also use sync if I ever change my mind.

    Thanks again!

    Edit: turns out the developer just updated the old app I use to 64bit lol. So now I have two
     
  20. Rookie42 macrumors newbie

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    Just read all this... So, after all that - you're OK with your old one!? Thing is - are you happy to share the name of that one? I'm also interested, but haven't been sold by either 1password or LastPass... Will be checking out Keeper shortly.
     
  21. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I like the new one called one password. They are pretty popular in the App Store and just came out with a 4th version for $1.99. I bought version 3 for $4.99 it has the best reviews but they probably are similar.

    I like it because if I ever change my mind and want to use the sync features or even cloud backup it gives me the option.

    The original app called "passwords and pins" is very simple and to the point. That's why I liked it. The developer updated a few days ago to 64bit so it's good to go. I will just keep both on my devices for now.

    But one password also has a dedicated Mac app as well and will most likely be using the entire system .
     
  22. Pspressart, Feb 8, 2017
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    I also use eWallet on my iPhone, iPad and PC. It stores all kinds of information, not just passwords. My credit card information, automobile information, travel stuff and more in addition to passwords.
     
  23. Kekinash macrumors member

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    A little late but I'm using SafeInCloud. Desktop app for both windows and Mac is free, integrates with Safari, chrome and firefox on both platforms, has a paid app for iOS with TouchID and android. Using it more than 2 years and quite satisfied.
     
  24. pacorob, Feb 13, 2017
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    I see you already made up your mind and went with 1Password which is a good choice although it cost you some money.

    Another great and almost free alternative is KeePass (open source) on desktop/laptop and using e.g. KeePass Touch on iOS. It cost you only 0.99 dollar/euro once to remove the ads and then you can use it on all your devices. It can sync with Dropbox, FTP and support URL scheme to launch the app quickly via e.g the Launcher widget in your Notification Center. Unfortunately not yet with other cloud sources (e.g. Google Drive) though.
     

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