What password manager?

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  1. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    I am a new iMac user and have always used RoboForm in Firefox running Windows XP. I am not sure if RoboForm will work on Firefox in OSX. So I am looking for a free password manager. Any suggestions would be welcome.
     
  2. NinerRider macrumors newbie

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    Don't be cheap... get 1Password and be happy.
     
  3. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    I agree...

    Go with 1Password. Works great and offers great support. Also, the iPhone app is free.
     
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    yeah i highly recommend 1password, it really is awesome, and it syncs with your iPhone( if you own ne) also if you are just looking for amore simple alternative os X cmes with one, it's called Keychain access i think its called..look for it in your Utilities folder in applications...hope that helps
     
  5. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info, if RoboForm doesn't work I will try it.
     
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    http://lifehacker.com/5044925/hive-five-winner-for-best-password-manager-keepass

    KeePass is multiplatform and free, which might just swing the decision for you. It looks pretty ugly on a Mac, but if you need your passwords to be portable its a good solution. If you dare carry your passwords on a USB stick, you can throw your database on there and a copy of Portable KeePass and you are good to go.
     
  7. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, if it is half as good as RoboForm I will be pleased. I don't understand why RoboForm doesn't make a cross platform manager.
     
  8. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for 1Password. I imported my Roboform passwords into it and never looked for another password manager.


    James
     
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  10. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess you can call me cheap as I already paid for RoboForm and hate the idea of purchasing another program. But I guess I might have to. I just saw another program called LastPass located here: https://lastpass.com it also imports RoboForm but I don't like the idea of a copy of my passwords is on their server. Otherwise it looks fantastic.
     
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    wow - 1password looks really cool; however.... I myself want one that I can also use on windows machines - whats the suggestions for that ?
     
  12. dumoon macrumors newbie

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    I've seen great reviews for 1Password....but, what makes it so much better than using the browser 'save password' feature and keychain?
     
  13. juanster macrumors 68020

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    to me, the huge difference it's that i am able to sync it with my iPhone and have all my paswords with me always....
     
  14. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    I use everyday of my life... Wallet is great! I recommend a lot!
     
  15. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am sure before I buy I will try each and every one.
     
  16. chatoyer macrumors regular

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    I have to say, I've always wondered this myself.
     
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    zactly, this is the "bomb", I use it on my Mac's and i-Phone as well, wouldn't be without it. It has a really nice bunch of people running the company, down to earth average Joe's;). :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple: rated
     
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    Multiple platforms, multiple systems and not all passwords are entered into a browser.
     
  20. Jonathan_W macrumors member

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    This blog entry states some features of 1Password of which are advantages over Keychain Access :)
     
  21. chatoyer macrumors regular

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    That was quite useful. Thanks for that.
     
  22. juanster macrumors 68020

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    I know I have said this a couple of times already but the fax that you can wirelessly sync with your iPhone. Meaning that you walk around with all your passwords with you wherever you are it's just amazing. It has saved me many times in times of great need. I stored my banki g info in it including my card number in the notes section. And a couple of times I have been out of the coy try or out of home in need to doing some bank transactions andforgotten my debit card a home or in my other wallet. It has saved me a couple of times already. I got 1password with the software bundle tho that's the only reason I got it I got it for dirt dirt cheap.
     
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    Does Pastor automatically pop up when you get to a site that requires a password?
     

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