Also, the word ‘pass‘ or ‘password‘ and ‘lock,’ ‘locker,’ or ‘vault‘ must be mandatory as a naming convention. If you’re on a budget and 1Password is beyond your financial reach, here’s a decent password manager that works on OS X and iOS.
Auto Login, Auto Sync
The affordable password manager in question today is called PassLocker. See what I mean about using the words ‘lock‘ and ‘password?‘
PassLocker isn’t the most feature laden password manager, but it is easy to setup and use, quite secure with AES-256 bit encryption, and both Mac and iPhone compatible.
That means your entire password and user ID list can be stored safely on the Mac, then synchronized and almost instantly usable to iPhone via iCloud or Dropbox (I’m going with Dropbox as iCloud still doesn’t understand the word ‘sync’).
Probably the most useful function of a password manager app is the ability to auto login to websites. PassLocker does a lengthy list right out of the box, including Amazon, Dribbble, eBay, Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, IMDb, last.fm, LinkedIn, PayPal, Pinterest, tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Yahoo!, Youtube and others.
Also built-in to PassLocker are auto lock delay, keyboard shortcuts, manual backup, a notes field for notations on each entry, and a password generator.
PassLocker is friendly and inviting, east to setup and use, but I’d like to see some kind of import option from other password managers. Manual entry is a killer.
What’s missing in the Mac version are browser extensions (promised in future version) to enable auto logins to other sites.
The iPhone version looks and feels much like the Mac version.
The iPhone version has a the iOS standard 4-digit PIN or a long alphanumeric password option. Again, PassLocker doesn’t have the feature set found in the much more expensive 1Password, but it has the basics and does them well.