Mac, iPhone, and iPad users (as well as everyone else using lesser devices) have valuable information that needs to be accessible, mobile, and secure. That requires a secure password and storage system, of which there are many. Here’s one that’s worthy. If you have the money.
Cost Of Keeping Keeper
The Mac App Store is a good place to find password and secure file manager apps; some are free, but the good ones come with a price tag because they’re multi-platform, ultra secure, yet convenient.
So it is with Keeper, a very popular Mac password manager with an iPhone and iPad companion version and a unique pricing model.
Keeper runs on the Mac, iOS devices, many Android devices, and Windows PCs. The app and service are encrypted using 256-bit AES and PBKDF2 and you’re the only person who can access the information you store in Keeper.
Not only does keeper manage the basics of internet life in the 21st century– login IDs and passwords– it’s also a secure vault to store sensitive or highly valued files. The Keeper system features auto-fill logins, an option to share passwords, and highly acclaimed two-factor authentication (text, voice call, Google Authenticator).
Keeper’s Mac interface is businesslike but all basic options are within a click or two.
Keeper also has a wide spectrum of capability. It’s free to use on your Mac, but only on your Mac.
If you want sync between devices and cloud backup storage, that’s free for 30 days to try out, but otherwise an annual subscription is involved, and the more online storage you use for backed up files the more the subscription price goes up, so weigh the value of those incriminating or sensitive files you want to store vs. the price to store them.
Unlike other password and file storage options, Keeper has a web option, supports Active Directory, and has an enterprise class password manager available. Keeper is more complex than most such apps, but the extra layers of security and options might be what you need more than mere login convenience.