I work for the government in a mixed platform environment. My group manages Windows PCs, Macs, even Linux PCs. Some applications, like Mozilla’s Firefox browser, work on all platforms.
Others, like Microsoft Office, are limited to PCs and Macs (Linux is relegated to mostly server and database use). Is there a good Mac app to remember web logins, usernames, and passwords—for Mac and PC?
The Secure Data Problem
We have nearly as many PC and Mac notebooks to manage as desktops. All users have to remember specific state web sites URLs, usernames, and passwords to access state records and information.
Is there any way to make such information secure and easy to use?
As long as humans are involved, complete security might be an impossibility. Otherwise, we tend to favor apps that work on Mac and PC to remember each employee’s personal access information.
We’re testing mSecure because it stores important information, works on Macs and PCs (and there’s an iPhone version) and it’s not expensive.
Make Data Secure And Easy To Use
The whole idea behind such apps is to give users easy access to secure information. Government web sites need specific URLs, and each authorized user needs a username or login ID, and a password.
And, importantly, an application that can remember many different URLs and different passwords. mSecure is drop dead simple for users.
The Toolbar at the top is utterly self explanatory. Click on a specific type of information, then click Edit Type to edit. To add an item, click Add Item.
If you want to see a password (usually hidden) then click Show Sensitive. The app can be locked by clicking Lock. Easy, right? Here’s what you get to edit:
Types can be selected in the pull down menu. Add a description, URL, then username and password (and any appropriate notes).
mSecure comes with 17 built-in information Types, but you can add or edit to fit your specific requirements. For example, some Type may require additional fields of information. No problem.
mSecure also comes with a password creation tool to help users avoid common name passwords.
Also beneficial is that mSecure can be expanded well beyond mere URLs with usernames and passwords, perfect for personal use. Store credit card numbers, bank account information, frequent flyer numbers, or any information you need while using your Mac or PC.
mSecure encrypts all the data, and provides a simple WiFi synchronization to your iPhone so your data goes with you, fully secure.
We’re on a crusade for portable data at Mac360. Not only is it beneficial that some data be available and synced Mac to Mac (or to PC), but it’s especially important to see the same data synced directly to handheld devices such as the iPhone.
mSecure is decent, simple to use, multi-platform, and portable, at an affordable price.