password manager application

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by benmrii, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. benmrii macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    I'm looking to grab a password manager application for the iPhone. Wondered what any of you might be using and if you have had a particularly positive or poor experience with any of them. My needs are fairly simple, just think it might be helpful and worth a few bucks to have a protected list of my passwords with me at all times. Guess this morning's experience with "forgot my password" reminded me that there are other options... :D
  2. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
  3. Moohooya macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Any other opinions? I'm looking for something too
  4. benmrii thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    Yes please. 1password is not worth the money.
  5. Dolphinesian macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
  6. archdelux macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    would you mind explaining how you use it on a daily or regular basis?

    I've heard everyone rave about it, but just haven't been able to grasp the utility.. icab and even safari stores passwords already.. is it just to store credit card and other financial information (because there are free apps for that too, I think..)

    What's the draw? (btw I actually want to know, not trying to give you a hard time.. and it's timely now b/c its on sale)
  7. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    You can use it to save notes, as well. Not just passwords.
  8. deafgoose macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2011
    1password is the standard. I would not bother with anything else.
  9. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
  10. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    1password let's you manage passwords, synced through Dropbox, on iPhone, iPad, Mac, windows and through a web browser. It integrates with your browser to securely store usernames and passwords for logging into websites.

    Brilliant app. Well thought out and very secure.
  11. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2011
    Southern California
    mSecure is a great password manager/app . . . to be fair, I haven't used other programs and grabbed mSecure after several recommendations from co-workers and lots of internet research to see which will fit my needs. Great program which syncs perfectly with my iphone4 & iMac.
  12. spaghetti head macrumors member

    May 5, 2011
    How do these programs work? When you go to a site that wants your PW does it supply there, or do you have to open the PW manager, find the PW, copy it, and go back to the original site?
  13. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    I've looked through them all,

    MiniKeePass is the best.

    What makes it super awesome is that you can take a database file from KeePass, which is an awesome opensource, freeware desktop app and transfer it to MiniKeePass using either Dropbox or iTunes application transfer.

    What that means is that if you use KeePass, you only have to maintain one database and just copy it to/from the iPhone. Instead of maintaining two separate databases.
  14. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    1password sync with Dropbox is automatic. No copying required. Update a record on your iPad and it's immediately available on your iPhone and Mac or PC
  15. masterkeyapp macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    You Should Check out Master Key app

    The new arrival Master Key app might just be the one you need. Its polished UI and ease of use make it a great day-to-day use app.

    Its Dropbox integration for backup/restore in-app data and password retrieval is extremely simple.
  16. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    I've always used 1Password--very much worth the money to me. The best from my point of view.
  17. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    I use to use 1password. Shelled out big money for desktop/ios versions. THen i ended up switching my phones around and had both webos and android phone at one point. Sent email to developer and got a response "we only develop for IOS. Don't like it too bad". So at that point i looked around and came upon lastpass. unlike 1password developers, lastpass is available on every platform i need and its only $12 a year for mobile sync. It even allowed me to import my 1password file. Switched about a year ago and haven't looked back. 1password is pretty but lack of different platform integration and high price killed it for me. Btw 1password did release android app down the line but at that point I already switched. As they say I "voted with my wallet"
  18. LifeInLoFi macrumors member


    Sep 2, 2010
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    I use 1Password on my iPhone and my Mac. Easy syncing, pretty good security. On the iPhone, I like 1Password's integrated browser. Makes it easy for paying bills on the phone. On my Mac, I like 1Password's browser integration. I literally only have to remember 1 password for all my websites now.

  19. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    I use 1Password across my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, and PC. Works flawlessly and am happy with it so far :)
  20. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    That is odd. When I emailed 1Password I got a response from the owner of the company himself I was shocked. And not fit nothing but there isn't a chance in hell I would pay a yearly vig for something as important as my password manager. I want to own it and be able to access it for however long I want without needing to pay a subscription. That said I happily paid the $35 for both iOS premium and osx versions and love it.
  21. spectre51 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    1password is my one app I couldn't be without. Such a great app well worth the money in my opinion. Use it on iPad, iPhone, my android device, all my macs and windows pc. The Dropbox sync is wonderful.
  22. masterkeyapp macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    Master Key is Cheap but Wonderful

    With Master Key app, you only pay once and it's cheap too. You can backup/restore all your in-app-data using Dropbox for free. All your data is encrypted to give that peace of mind of security. With the direction this app is going, I think it's worth your investment.
  23. jekyl macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2011
    How does 1password compare to Lastpass? I'm using Lastpass and it seems to work perfectly and coordinates logins between both my Macbook and Ipod Touch perfectly.
  24. Iphull macrumors member

    May 16, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_10 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E600 Safari/6533.18.5)

    [edit] I would never have paid $10 for any app, so the price has gone up. I would have to compare with other apps before I would claim to be willing to pay that price now. But if no other app compares, it's worth it. [/edit]

    MSecure is what I've been using. You can also set bank account info, credit cards, birthdays, email accounts, memberships, yardda yardda. you can also create your own, and add any field (text, URL, alpha-numerical, phone, email, number, username and password).

    I've been using it for two years, and I haven't needed anything else.

    Of course, the app, itself, requires a password to open.

    The ONLY glitch I've found is that I can't get out of Search unless I reopen after killing the app.

    If you get it, let me know what you think. I am in no way affiliated with anyone who has anything to do with the creation of this app. Its just one of my favorites, and I want to share it with others.
  25. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    I also got that response from the owner of the company. You don't need to pay yearly if u don't want to. yearly subscription is for premium features. and its $1 a month which is not a big deal. Btw you will be in for a surprise when new version of 1password comes out. So overall you are not saving anything as 1password upgrades are not cheap.


    1password is prettier and has better integration on mac side. But lastpass so far works on every device out there. so it has more compatibility. 1password is synced via cloud service like dropbox where as lastpass operates its own cloud service. I used both and while 1password looks pretty I prefer not to be tied down to any particular OS so thats why i switched to lastpass a while ago

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