So, I’ve been looking around to find a way to shore up my password protection on Mac and iPhone. I want a method that’s secure and safe, easy to use, affordable, and works on both my Mac and my iPhone. Fortunately, Mac and iPhone users have plenty of choices. Here’s one that caught my eye and took some of my money. DataVault Password Manager.
This one seems to fit the sweet spot of security, simple usage, and price. It uses military grade Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to lock up your login IDs and passwords. If you have plenty of items to store, and I do, there’s both a list and folder view.
See how simple this is?
DataVault has basic templates for bank account information, credit cards, and login items (but the templates can be customized).
There’s a webpage autofill for Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. If you’re worried about someone hacking to get your password, create one that’s more secure with the built-in password generator which has a strength meter.
What if you’re already using a password manager? Isn’t it a pain to re-enter all that data?
DataVault imports information from 1Password, EWallet, SplashID, Keepass, and other apps. But here’s the best part.
There’s a version for iPad and iPhone that synchronizes your data between devices using Wi-Fi, Dropbox, and WebDav, but not iCloud.
DataVault has been a pleasure to use so far but I’ve had to use the Conflict Resolution feature a couple of times to make sure that what syncs Mac to iPhone is exactly the same. iCloud sync would be a huge plus.