We need a new word or phrase to describe an app that stores login IDs, passwords, credit card and bank information, PIN numbers, and serial numbers.
I’m thinking Secret Data App. Or, Secret Info App. Or, My Secret Data. You get the idea. Why? Because we have so much information that should be secret but that needs to be quickly accessed. Stickies is not your friend for securing sensitive information.
Right Idea, Wrong Name
If money is an object and ease of use is an objective, Passwords may be the Secret Stuff app you need. Secret Stuff. I like that better than Passwords.
Why? Because our secret data, secret information, secret stuff is far more than passwords.
It’s easy to come up with a dozen or two categories of information we want to be kept secret. Even the Passwords app developers name is MacAppStuff. Stuff. Focus on stuff.
As a verb, that’s really what we want out secret stuff app to do. Hold stuff. In secret. And, for barely the price of coffee, Passwords holds stuff.
Here’s what it looks like. A simple place to store stuff.
Click on a Category for new information. Delete does what you expect. Add new information, delete, and edit.
It’s all stored as an encrypted file which is protected by—you guessed it—a password.
Each individual file can be password protected, too. Probably the best feature for logging into web sites where you need a login ID and password, is to use Passwords to open the site’s web page and then login.
What can you store in Passwords besides login IDs and passwords? Nearly anything, any snippet of valuable information—bank accounts, credit cards, software serial numbers, highly sensitive email messages and much more.
You won’t strain your brain trying to figure out a lengthy list of esoteric bells and whistles. It’s a simple, inexpensive, useful app. So, why is Passwords named Passwords? I’d settle for Secret Stuff App.