Unfortunately, the internet isn’t getting any safer, what with daily break-in attempts by hackers, and yet we keep adding new login IDs and passwords. Is there an affordable way to manage the mess between Mac and iPhone?
Set It, Lock It, Sync It
Securing all those login IDs and passwords should be important enough for all the major players in computers to agree on a fool proof method.
The problem is that fools are just so ingenious. What we want is an inexpensive way to manage login IDs, passwords, and other sensitive information, yet keep it available between devices.
Apparently a few hundred others in the industry recognized the same problem so there’s no shortage of password management solutions which range from free to gawd-awful expensive.
At the low end of the scale is PassLocker, an affordable (as in inexpensive) password manager for your Mac that is both simple and safe, and will sync to an even less expensive iPhone version of PassLocker via iCloud.
For the Mac, PassLocker resides in the Menubar. Click the icon, enter a P.I.N. and access your login IDs and passwords.
Simple and elegant so far, right?
PassLocker features all the security basics. 256-bit AES encryption. iCloud sync (optional). Keyboard shortcuts. Auto lock delay.
The problem with most login ID and password managers is that we need them to help us login to various and sundry web pages.
PassLocker does that with auto-login support for the websites we use most.
The list includes Amazon, Dribbble, eBay, Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, IMDb, last.fm, LinkedIn,
PayPal, Pinterest, tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Yahoo!, Youtube, and others.
PassLocker for iPhone syncs the same data as the Mac version. Make a change on one, and it gets changed on the other device. This is one of the least expensive login ID and password manager apps that is both simple to use and highly secure, but there is competition.
I would prefer a more complex login P.I.N. setup. Four digits isn’t enough and letters would make it more difficult to hack. And there’s no browser extensions to use PassLocker with Chrome or Firefox on the Mac.