If there’s one emerging trend in the iDevices age of iPhone and Android smart phones, it’s the need to sync important data between all our devices. Mac or PC to iPhone or Android smart phone.
That’s easier said than done. You need an app on your Mac or PC to store, manage, and encrypt important data. And you need an app on your iDevice of choice to synchronize the data, back and forth.
Sync Me, Baby, One More Time
Most Mac and iPhone users don’t give much thought to synchronization. Apple’s iTunes does it automatically. Music, photos, movie clips, App Store app updates, email, browser bookmarks, and much more.
Back and forth, they sync quickly, easily, seamlessly.
Unfortunately, not everything syncs so easily. What about those Mac apps that store your usernames, login IDs, passwords, secure URLs, financial information. Those apps require a corresponding app on your iDevice.
Mac users can sync the popular Wallet and 1Password with their iPhone equivalents. In some cases, sync occurs over Wi-Fi. In other cases, there’s a sync between Mac and iPhone via services such as Dropbox or MobileMe.
Or, another option is the Moxier Wallet.
iPhone, Android, Mac Or PC, Oh My!
First, Moxier Wallet is an app for Mac or Windows PC that manages important, personal information in a secure, encrypted environment.
All that personal information you want can be stored in Moxier Wallet.
Set up different categories in Types. Store bank account information, software serial numbers, credit card information, usernames, passwords, frequent flyer information.
Anything that’s important to you can be stuffed into the customizable interface, and locked down nice and tight with 256-bit AES encryption so you’re the only one who get get the information out.
Both Mac and Windows PC versions of Moxier Wallet look and work the same way. Both are free. Both synchronize to various iDevices, including iPhone and Android smart phones.
So, you get a Mac or Windows PC app which can store and manage important data, encrypted via AES-256 bit, using a straightforward interface. Good, right? It gets better. There’s also an iPhone and Android phone version which stores and manages the same information.
And, you can synchronize between devices. And, the whole mess—Mac and PC apps, iPhone and Android apps—are free.
What’s not to like? That depends on what you like.
Moxier Wallet doesn’t sync directly between your Mac or PC and your mobile iDevice of choice. Data goes from Mac or PC to Moxier’s servers, then syncs to iPhone or Android phone.
There’s a monthly or annual subscription price tag to use Moxier’s servers to store and synchronize your Wallet data between devices, and you get a 30-day free trial period to see if the system is right for you.
This is a six of one, half a dozen of another issue for me. I prefer to synchronize device to device, but some online services, such as Dropbox and MobileMe, are acceptable. And Moxier Wallet is price competitive with such services.
Regardless, the trend to sync important data between our devices—Mac or PC to iDevices to an online server—is here to stay.