If you have a life online, and information you need on you, but don’t want others to have, then it pays to be a little paranoid (especially if everyone’s out to get you or your information).
Fortunately for the paranoid, there are apps that give peace of mind to Mac users and iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry device carriers, who carry around private information that needs, must be secured.
What Price Secure Data?
One feature on the iPhone that brings a measure of comfort is the option to wipe the data remotely. For an iPhone that’s lost or stolen, it’s nice to know all that data can go zap with a click.
Amazingly, not all Mac users are also iPhone or iPad users.
Some use Android devices. Others have BlackBerry or Windows phone or even Windows.
And Google’s Chrome browser. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single app that could work in concert with other devices so your important and portable information also carries a few extra layers of security?
That’s what Keeper does. It’s a Mac (and PC and other iDevice and other less attractive devices) app which stores important data that you want handy and available but to be kept secret and away from prying eyes.
The Keeper Of Important Data
First, Keeper is a database and it stores sensitive, important information like bank account numbers, credit card numbers, login IDs, passwords, and all those tiny pieces of valuable data you need with you, but don’t want anyone else to see or use.
As the Mac image above displays, you set up simple folders or categories of information, and add multiple records to each. In other words, Keeper is a secure database of highly valuable information which is also encrypted.
Folders or categories can be organized and given specifications for easy access. Keeper also searches the data with a click, provides you with secure and complex passwords, and even comes with a few attractive Mac-like themes.
Data entry is straightforward; almost simplistic, and the number of records is basically storage driven.
To The Cloud To Sync, Says The Keeper
Keeper isn’t just Mac or iDevice or oDevice-centric (oDevice, as in other non-Apple devices). Your data can also be stored in the Keeper Cloud Security Vault, ready to be re-synchronized to a new device, should your original be lost or destroyed.
My favorite feature, and one which we’ve insisted must be available to any Mac app that stores sensitive data, is the ability to sync between devices. Keeper syncs your data records between devices via Wi-Fi and Cloud and provides quick restore.
The list includes Apple’s iDevices, and Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, various flavors of Windows PCs, and even Google’s Chrome browser. This makes Keeper good for both personal use, and attractive for business users with multiple device platforms to support.
All things considered, Keeper is nicely done, slightly more expensive than similar solutions, but has the added benefit of cloud backup and restore.