Yes, friends and neighbors, I came across yet another Mac password manager app this week and while we may have grown tired of all the password managers available, here’s one that’s worth a look. It’s called Vault Password Manager and while it’s not anything like 1Password for Mac users, it’s capable, simple to setup and use, and priced right at a few bucks.
Vault is a bit different as password managers go. It lives in the Mac’s Menubar so nearly everything you need is accessible with a click, uses AES encryption for a higher level of security, and, well, it just works.
Don’t bother looking for all the bells and whistles found in 1Password, but expect to be surprised by what you get for the money. Vault has buttons to copy username and passwords with a click.
Vault lets you create strong passwords using the built-in key generator. Use keyboard shortcuts to lock and unlock, or set the auto lock for a specific time to lock the app after use and set the screensaver. Your password to unlock Vault is also encrypted, and your username and password list can be backed up.
Having usernames and passwords in the Menubar is handy. Vault is an elegant way to store passwords, manage passwords, and keep them safe. If there’s a negative at all it’s that there’s no corresponding iPhone or iPad version.
Nicely done, though, and priced right.