Password Keepers

As someone who builds sites for a living and tests out new online applications all the time, I find that I have hundreds of passwords. Some are very valuable and some are annoyances (why did I have to create a login to get a software update from APS?!), and most are somewhere in between. Being familiar with security on websites, my logins are aways different and difficult to remember. After a while you quickly learn that postit-notes don’t cut it for keeping track of your online life.

I tried and purchased Roboform for my PC. VERY HAPPY with that. It stores hundreds and autofills logins for you. So you just remember the MASTER PASSWORD and it does all the rest!

Now that I’m using my Mac all the time, I missed Roboform and tried and purchased 1Password. VERY HAPPY with that. It’s the Roboform for Macs. [ad]

However, with two separate programs on two different platforms I’m always trying to sync passwords between my computers. Sure I can import and export between them, but that sucks; it leaves unencrypted files around as I pass them between machines, and it’s just plain time consuming.

I’ve tried WEAVE by Mozilla, a free Firefox Add-on still in beta. It stopped working, so then I had to set up my own server space to load up the files. That’s not bad since I can also sync bookmarks (which I use Foxmarks for already), tabs, and cookies if I wanted to.

And recently I’ve been testing out LastPass (a free application also in beta). You store encrypted login information on their server which you can share across computers once you login with your MASTER PASSWORD. It’s not bad, but I still need to do some more testing.

Have you found a perfect solution yet to store and sync your passwords?

2 thoughts on “Password Keepers

  1. I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

    http://www.booksbonkers.com/TheRoboFormReport!2.html

    Sometimes this link gets broken and puts you on a 404 error page. If that happens, then just copy and paste the whole link above in a new web browser page.

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