If you can’t trust your personal data to be stored online, where should you keep it? You have options. A file cabinet. A safety deposit box. Your Mac. Or, your pocket. Here’s a very handy app that easily lets you store and retrieve all your personal, financial, health, and insurance information from your Mac, a PC, or your pocket.
How Secure Is Your Pocket?
That’s a good question. Your Mac is relatively secure. Until someone steals it or you lose it. But first things first. InfoWallet is one of those unique apps that lets you collect and retrieve all kinds of important personal data.
Scan and store documents such as your passport, or insurance papers, or financial records, or health information.
Everything you store in InfoWallet is stored securely using high powered encryption. It’s all in one place, so that makes it convenient. But it’s secure, even if the data gets lost or stolen.
The user interface is self explanatory and makes it easy to add information to InfoWallet.
Store Passwords for sites you visit online. Personal Profile information tracks all your personal data, provides options for emergency notification, as well as insurance information.
The History section is good for storing medical information, including specific conditions, medications, diseases, surgeries, allergies, and immunizations.
While it may seems that InfoWallet is aimed at storing medical information, it works as well for securing financial information.
Again, the interface is straightforward. Account Names are in the left column. Click on one and all the details show up in the right column (click on either of the images above for a larger, pop up version).
InfoWallet even stores personal contact information. Everything you enter can be encrypted which makes it safer to store on your Mac, but the app is also available for Windows PC users (and Linux PCs). You control the encryption methods– AES 128-bit to 256-bit, Blowfish 128-bit, or even TripleDES 192-bit.
Data can be stored almost anywhere, including online in Dropbox, or even stored on a portable USB drive which you can carry in your pocket. All you need is your InfoWallet folder and data which runs on any Mac or PC.
There’s not much to not like other than the typical Java-like interface. You can run InfoWallet from a USB flash drive (it doesn’t need to be installed).
A built-in strong password generator would be useful, as would auto integration or sync with the Mac’s Address Book (though vCard integration is provided). This app is boringly straightforward and highly useful if you need to carry detailed information with you, and it must be secured.
We’re not living in a paperless world yet, but InfoWallet may help you get there.