Here’s a Mac app which combines two very distinct needs into a single app, and syncs the whole ball of wax with Dropbox, then adds user extensions for the most popular Mac browsers. It’s highly usable, elegant, and missing only one thing.
Where’s The iPhone Version?
The subtitle gives it away. Locko is easy to setup and use and combines a very well done password manager with a file vault– all nicely encrypted– and makes it drop dead easy to use on websites.
Locko is actually a pleasure to use. In a single window interface you have quick access to website user IDs and passwords.
You can also store notes, photos, and various and sundry documents, including credit card and banking information in the wallet.
Everything is easily reached from the iOS-like design lefthand sidebar.
Click the Plus button to add a category or add a website. Fill in the URL, username, password and other information and you’re good to go.
Except for the browser.
To automate the website login steps, Locko has extensions for major web browsers, including Safari, Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Opera’s Opera.
Login to a site with a click. It’s not quite as easy as Apple’s built-in Safari password manager, but then again that doesn’t work on Chrome or Firefox. The built-in password generator helps you create strong passwords.
Files are encrypted using AES-256 bit encryption. Lock even stores documents, files, and photos, but everything can be viewed using OS X’s built-in Quick Look functionality so you don’t have to open up anything to see what you’ve saved.
Your Locko files can be stored on Dropbox and synchronized between Macs and that brings up the only negative. There’s no iPhone or iPad version of Locko.
Locko is available on the Mac App Store but you can download a trial version to try before you buy. This one is well done, priced right, and works well. I just wish there was an iPhone and iPad version.