Does it not seem to you that the past few years have brought a few new trends for internet users? The number of password manager apps have increased with our need to manage a growing list of usernames and passwords.
Plus, we see a growing trend toward subscription apps where you pay by the month or year for the privilege of using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad application that we once were able to purchase and use until it didn’t work any more (or, upgrade, if available). Well, RememBear this!
One of my Top 5 virtual private network apps is TunnelBear. I like this VPN because the price is competitive, the app works well on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and it has a free tier for 500MB, which, if I remember correctly, is the same amount I get from T-Mobile for my iPad.
Well, the folks at TunnelBear saw the handwriting trends on the wall and came out with their own password manager app– RememBear– which also uses the increasingly
popular used subscription service model. Instead of paying one price and being able to use the app for a couple of years before an upgrade, the subscription model means you only pay only for the months you use the app (uh huh; like we skip months of password usage).
What you get in RememBear will look familiar.
Username and password categories live in the lefthand sidebar. Each individual item for each category is displayed in the middle column, and the details for each will be displayed in the right, main window.
As with most of the mature password manager apps for Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone, and iPad, RememBear comes with AES 256-bit encryption and files are secured from end-to-end. You’re not limited to usernames and passwords, either. RememBear can handle other types of sensitive information you need to make secure but need to make accessible. Got credit cards? RememBear remembers the numbers and dates and names.
RememBear works a bit like Apple’s own Keychain app and displays a popup for username and password to make logging into various websites much easier than remembering each one. Put the app on your Mac or iPhone or iPad or any other device and it’s free to use. But it won’t sync or backup data elsewhere. For that, you’ll need the premium account. $3 a month. Forever. At that amount we’re starting to infringe upon the premium end of the password manager spectrum but without the premium features.
1Password is less. Enpass, which is kind of a 1Password Lite, is even less; no subscription.
You gotta like the name, though. TunnelBear begets RememBear so you can remember your passwords. Cute.