That’s why there are dozens of apps that store and encrypt usernames, login IDs, passwords, credit card and bank information, and all the valuable pieces of information that you need quick access to use, but need to make it difficult for others to find.
This past weekend Jesse and I set up a neighbor’s Mac and iPhone with one of our favorites– oneSafe. This one is similar to others in that it has basic features, is easy to add information to, and it’s moderately priced (both Mac and iPhone, iPad versions).
oneSafe gives you ready-made templates to store information– credit card numbers, PINs and entry codes, social security numbers, bank account numbers, usernames and passwords, and pretty much anything else you want to save, but want to keep secret.
Enter the proper password and you’re in. Otherwise, all your data stays securely hidden with AES 256-bit encryption.
oneSafe even stores incriminating photos out of view, comes with a built-in backup system, syncs files between Mac and iPhone and iPad versions, and will generate a strong password for each of your online accounts.
Frequently used items and sites can be marked as Favorites for faster access. And, there are a few customization options for background textures, colors, and the like, but otherwise it’s just a simple form you fill in with your information.
It’s a good buy that’s popular on both iOS and OS X, doesn’t cost much, is easy to setup, and the sync seems to work flawlessly. I like it. But it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles you’d expect in, say, 1Password (and it’s priced much less).
It’ll be interesting to see how Apple’s Keychain in iCloud functions in OS X Mavericks, and what impact that has on the third party password manager apps.