oneSafe: the most beautiful safe ever designed for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by OlivierBerni, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. OlivierBerni, Jan 16, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012

    OlivierBerni macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012

    Secure all your passwords, internet accounts, IDs, bank details, confidential documents or secret picture with oneSafe!

    Do you struggle to remember all those usernames, passwords and pass codes that modern life has forced on you? Do you forget Bank codes right at the moment when you need to use them? Now you can have them always with you and in perfect security!

    With multiple categories, oneSafe safeguards your confidential information and keeps it all in order, so it’s quickly and easily accessible. oneSafe can also automatically log you into websites with just one touch. Whatever information you want to store, oneSafe adapts to your needs. Plus, with oneSafe’s color and texture settings, you can create the look that best suits you!

    oneSafe allows you to
    • Easily create, view and edit items and keep them in order
    • Take advantage of ready-made templates to enter details quickly and easily
    • Import your confidential information and keep it well-organized and secure
    • Automatically login to websites
    • Manage and safely store all your documents (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.)
    • Perform a manual back-up to restore all your saved personal information
    • Easily copy & paste complex usernames and passwords
    • Modify the textures, materials and colors of each item
    • Mark any item as a favorite for fast access
    • Perform fast searches in the database with a simple to use, but powerful search capability
    • Synchronize information between several devices using iCloud

    Safe storage for
    • Credit card numbers and PINs
    • Social security numbers
    • Door entry codes
    • Bank accounts and tax numbers
    • Usernames and passwords
    • Loyalty cards and insurance policies
    • Word, Excel and PDF documents
    • Your secret pictures
    • Whatever information you want using our all-purpose templates!

    Key Features
    • A unique, ultra-secure browser to store and access your information quickly and easily, without leaving behind any cookies or browsing history
    • The highest level of encryption, AES 256, with a 256-bit code to completely protect your data from any possible attack
    • A copy-paste technique for quick and easy entry of complex usernames and passwords
    • A free back-up utility to prevent loss of data

    oneSafe combines security, simplicity and elegance in a multi-purpose storage application. Get it now and prevent any hackers or wandering eyes from sneaking a peek at your personal data!


  2. DjStiky macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Are there any plans for a desktop version? I would want to access my data on my Mac as well.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    So storage of the data exists only on your servers?
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    That would be appear to be the case, though I would like the developer to respond explicitly.

    I think that's a design flaw, in this application. I personally to store my encrypted information on the phone, not on someone's server.
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It's certainly a well presented offering, but I too would want to know about "Safe" storage aspect. OP, can you clarify this please?
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Much respect to the dev because the app is good looking and I ponder it's function over 1 Password. I'm a big time user of that app on my iPhone, iPad, and desktops. However, I have a buddy who deals with security, to what extent confuses me greatly. He discussed online storage of this type of data and no amount of encryption online should ever be seen as 100% safe. Obviously if someone wants data they'll get it, even off my computer.

    Therefore, I like options. If I can use this app in place of 1 Password (assuming I prefer functionality) then can I store my data locally and be 100% responsible for it? If not, then I don't think I'd jump on board until there was at least an option.

    The lure is a cloud-based-like method of having access to this info from anywhere. I prefer to be annoyed with the hoops I have to jump through to sync my devices and databases.
  7. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hi there,

    I am part of the development team for oneSafe! Let me try to reply to your questions:

    Yes, we are planning to develop several desktop versions:
    - A mac version available around end of H1 2012
    - An HTML version, read-only, available also during H1 2012
    - A fully-featured PC version available during the 2nd half of 2012

    No we don't have any servers to store the data. Data are stored in 2 places, up to our users:
    - some of the data are stored only locally on your iPhone or iPad.
    - some other data can be stored on iCloud and shared across all your iOS devices.

    In any case, data are always encrypted and only a iDevice running oneSafe can read them, providing that the right password is provided.

    I hope this answers, please let me know if you have any other questions! I'll be more than happy to answer :) !
  8. TurboMoses macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2012
    I've always felt that services that roll all your passwords under one password might have questionable security ramifications, but I'd presume that an app based on security would have the foresight be more secure than that. But that's a presumption.
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can't answer for this product but I use SplashID and have used eWallet in the past. In both cases I opted for the applications because their reputations were stellar.

    No offense to the OP, but at the moment they do not have that track record and so there is an unknown introduced. We can't be totally sure that the data is secure. Perhaps when some third party reviews occur that will be enough to allay any risks
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    When you say "some" how is "some" determined? When you say iCloud, who's cloud? Sure, not your local servers but you have to choose a "cloud" to store it on. How did Apple allow you to save to their iCloud? I'm a little unsure how this works as I'm not a developer.

    You say "always encrypted", how so? What level?

    Yes, you would think that and I can appreciate that assumption myself until my data is in there and someone else is able to access it. To my knowledge, the application approval process doesn't include a deep level of security checks. In other words, if the app saves data where it says it will then I think that is a pass for Apple. But how is this tested and if not by Apple (because it would be silly to think this is their job) then by who? What credentials does the "tester" have and what bias would they have towards the app working or not working?

    Too many variables that an answer bolded doesn't help. A very pretty app but it is a pass for me. I've been wrong in the past, I was critical of Tiny Wings (game) and look where that is.
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    it certainly looks well presented but i do have to agree with everyone else here. i'd be willing to give it a chance if i was in full control of the data.
  12. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Some is determined by our users. It's completely transparent in the App. You can also decide not to activate iCloud.
    iCloud is a service provided by Apple to store documents and data on their storage infrastructure.

    Apple provide an interface to sync data (of any kind) with the iCloud storage. The data sent to the iCloud are also encrypted. Only your oneSafe's password will allow to read these data.

    The encryption method we're using is AES256 and everything which is stored in our App is encrypted using this method: passwords and numbers but also documents, images, ... everything.
    Besides, data get decrypted only at the very moment a user wants to read it.

    We worked with security experts and also obtained an "Encryption Registration Number" from the Bureau of Industry and Security.
    Besides, we have about 1000 reviews on the App Store with an average of 4.5 stars, and about 200,000 users to date.

    Finally, @maflynn, no offense taken don't worry :) !
  13. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I will say the product does look very polished and professional. I may have to try it. The only limiting factor is the fact that I maintain my personal info on my computer and want to sync it to my iPhone/iPad, not the other way around. Entering and maintaining the data on the iPhone is more cumbersome then typing on a full keyboard and display.
  15. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hi there,

    The FileZilla logo is merely here to symbolize FTP passwords, as an example. Perhaps we should change it with a more "generic" image ...
  16. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    How to use iCloud with oneSafe

    A small note about how to use iCloud in oneSafe, as many users feel the need for explanations.

    To let you synchronize only the cards you want to sync, only the iCloud section will be shared by all your devices, from your iCloud storage.

    From the "Edit" category screen, you can directly move categories from one section to another, that is to say from a "locale" section to "iCloud" section and it will do the trick.
  17. Spudair macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2012

    I need some help Mr. Berni,

    I have read your post above many times and pushed buttons until my fingers hurt but I cannot see a way to synchronise between my iPhone and iPad. Would it be possible for you to explain in detail the steps necessary to synchronise over iCloud between these two devices. Frustrated
  18. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Dear Peter,

    Let me take you through a detailed description of how to sync with iCloud using oneSafe, on an iPhone (it works the same on iPad).

    1. When you open the application, you should see something like this:
    The "Computer" button on top of the screen allows you to access the list of your categories and indicates you the current category: "Computer". The categories are also materialized as small dots on the bottom of the screen, the white dot being the category currently opened.

    2. When you press on this "Computer" button, it opens the category screen, from which you can create, edit, delete and move your categories:
    One thing that you can notice is that there are 3 sections in this category list:
    • The first one is your "local" category: in my case it is called "iPhone Simulator" and in yours, it should be named after your device (Patrick's iPhone for example). All the cards stored in this section are stored only locally on your device. By default, this section contains 5 categories (Computer, Wallet, ...) but you can add, remove, rename as many as you want.
    • iCloud: all cards stored under this section will be shared by all your devices connected to the same iCloud account.
    • Smart View: these are 2 smart categories allowing you to quickly retrieve cards across all sections.

    3. Now, let's get into the detail of how to move and edit these categories: it is very simple, just press the "Edit" button from this screen:

    And then, hold the [​IMG] button to drag the categories under the iCloud section:

    4. All done! You can notice at this stage that the "dots" at the bottom of the screen have changed to small clouds for the categories which are now under the iCloud sections:

    Finally, I'd like to add a few more explanations to conclude:

    1. Regarding the category screen:
    • You can delete a specific category using the [​IMG] button. Be careful however, as all cards stored in a category will be gone if you delete this category.
    • You can edit the details of a specific category: name, description, theme, by pressing on the category name:

    2. Regarding the sections:
    For convenience, you may want to see the iCloud section first, and then only the "locale" section. This is easy as well, pressing the "Re-order sections":
    Here again, holding the [​IMG] button, you can easily change the order in which the sections appear.

    I hope this will be useful.
  19. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    I have this installed on my iPod touch and iPad and I can't get them to sync between the two.
  20. OlivierBerni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Hi there,

    Can you send me an email using the "Bug Report" feature in oneSafe ? It is available through the Settings > About.

    Thanks very much!

  21. nate13 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2004
    Fargo, ND
    I'll use the keychain on my Mac, and a piece of paper hidden in my filing cabinet. They can't hack the physical world yet.
  22. metalfab macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2013
    Now that the "Net" knows you keep a password in your filing cabinet, some social engineering and/or a break in is all that is required. Social hacking is huge, I'd recommend you do some reading on it.
  23. dogthateats macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2012
    So has anyone confirmed whether or not onesafe store your sensitive information on its servers or if it is stored on your device?
  24. beachmusic macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2013
    St. George Island
    Read post #7

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