These wallet apps are not for spending your money, but for keeping track of sensitive information, securely tucked away but always available.
Say Goodbye To Wallet
Of the wallet-like apps I’ve tried my favorite is called Wallet. While not the cleverest or most descriptive wallet app, it’s one of a limited number that sync and play nice nice, Mac to iPhone.
This Wallet isn’t really a wallet in the financial sense, though it does store credit card numbers.
It also stores login IDs, passwords, bank account information, and pretty much any valuable, sensitive snippets of data that you need to keep with you but also keep secure and away from prying eyes.
Wallet has 256-bit AES encryption which secures and locks the database. It also locks itself after a period of time.
The Mac version has browser extensions for Chrome and Safari which makes it easy to log in to remote websites without having to remember IDs and passwords.
While it’s great to have so much information stored securely on the Mac, it’s even better to have the Mac sync with the iPhone version of Wallet.
Wallet’s mobile version gets the same military grade encryption, and similar ease-of-use to create groups and individual entries.
The iPhone version comes with a few very useful extras. The global search is fast, and makes it easy to find a specific entry in a list of hundreds.
Attachments to an entry can also be viewed, whether photos, PDFs, Office documents, images, etc.
Wallet supports Dropbox for storage and also syncs up between Mac and iPhone versions. Alas, Wallet hasn’t received many updates recently, and the developer has been hired by Facebook. That’s a shame, of course, because the app is decent. Lots of customers are left in a lurch.
What Wallet doesn’t do, and what many of us hope Apple’s version will do, is to let you pay on the go. For now, the Wallet name lives in both of these recommended apps (though not for long), as well as in a dozen others while we await the big dawg on the block to arrive. iWallet.