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  1. Vesbon

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    I have been using SplashID for almost 5 years, starting on a Palm Treo and when I bought my Sprint Hero I bought SplashID for Android (which was a rip-off at $30). I liked SplashID for Palm, but the Android version is awful. It's clunky, slow, unintuitive, and the worst part of all: not secure. I have the program set to auto-lock upon exit, yet sometimes when I go back and click on the icon, it opens without even having to enter my password!

    The first time this happened, I almost dropped my phone is shock. The entire purpose of SplashID is to encrypt sensitive data (like passwords) and here it just opened without entering my password.

    Deal-breaker. I will never again give this company another cent for such a horrible program failure.

    So, I need another encrypted password management app. Can anyone recommend a really good, secure, password manager app? I will use it daily (unfortunately SplashID is my most used program) so I want it to be very robust and easy to use.

    Thanks!
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    I use B-Folders. It's easy to use, has a desktop end, and the developer is helpful. Sync is by USB or wifi. I believe it will also import from SplashID. Oh, and you can set a timeout period from 30 sec to 1 hr for locking.
     
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    I moved from SplashID to SBSH's Safewallet back in my Blackberry days and like their Android app. It allows for syncing over Wifi or even via Dropbox.
     
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    I use keepass. It is decent. Not as intuitive as BB's Password keeper but it gets the job done.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I forgot to say I want cloud-syncing ability too (and sounds like SafeWallet has that feature). That way I always have my data backed up. For better or worse, I'm fully embracing "the cloud" philosophy with all my data.

    Thanks,
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    I use LastPass which provides me cloud synching across any number of PC's, browsers, and mobile devices. It is not free, but well worth it to me.
     
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    I could not agree more. Its like Splashdata is purposely sabotaging all their Android apps. Its not like theyre #1 in the Apple Appstore or something. Splashid and Splashmoney are both extremely poorly written Android apps. What I dont understand is why make the apps so completely terrible out the gate when the least you could do is code the apps with the minimum functionality of their Palm counterparts and go from there. People would stay loyal to them. I've purchased Splashid, and Splashmoney on Palm, Winmo, and Iphone, thank heavens Google has(or had) a 24 hour trial period or I would have wasted my money on the Android versions. Kind of weird Splashdata would care so little about keeping a loyal customer base. Maybe they have a different focus now and are getting out of the app business. Who knows.
     
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    Is LastPass really a password manager app?

    I'm looking for something that stores on my phone and also sync's with my PC (or in the cloud).

    Thanks,
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    I was using SPB Wallet on my Windows Mobile and I miss it. Since coming to Android I started using Moxier Wallet and it is pretty good. I would recommend it.

    SPB Wallet was better because:
    - it integrated with Firefox and IE browsers on the desktop to auto fill forms
    - it had templates to replicate cards in wallets
     
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    That is exactly what lastpass is. On your android phone, lastpass works in two ways. The first is the app which you open up, and all of your passwords and secure notes (passwords, credit card info, SS#s, whatever you want) are accessible. These are synced to the cloud so you can access them from phone, or pc. The second way it works on android is if you use the popular Dolphin HD browser. There is a plugin so that when you are browsing on android with Dolphin, lastpass will manage your logins (auto log you in, auto save new sites, create strong passwords...) That's the brilliant thing about lastpass, you just need to remember your one lastpass password and no matter where you are, pc, phone or even offline, your one password gives you access to all of your sensitive data and passwords. Check out Lifehacker's write ups about lastpass and check out the lastpass site to explain more and how strong their system is. This program has received many accolades and is worth the $1/month for the mobile version IMO.

    Edit: It will also auto fill forms
     
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    I like Password Holder. It's basic and easy to use.
     
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    Lastpass does sound good... that Dolphin plug-in functionality sounds phenomenal.

    Still using Splash ID.
     
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    I use 1Password. I have it on both my EVO and my MacBook.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there is a new app for password management called "Wallet". It even syncs to dropbox. More info here:

    Wallet - Android app on AppBrain
     
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    Lastpass with the dolphin plug-in is what I use.
     
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    That's how I use KeePass. The password database is in my Dropbox, so any changes made are sync'd automatically to all devices.
     
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    That sounds intriguing as well...
     
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    Maybe you could take a look at the Wallet app I mentioned earlier? The UI is very nice and the developer monitors feedback at the reddit/android subforum. Link to app: Wallet - Android app on AppBrain
     
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    why not create a password protected and encrypted Word 2007 Document and save all of your passwords to it? then use Documents To Go to open it on your Android and Word 2007 to open it on your PC. lastly - create a free Dropbox account and place the Word file in your Dropbox folder and access it from anywhere in the world from any device. this way you won't be at the mercy of some mom & pop proprietary black box app.

    here is how i set up my simple free flow encrypted password protected MS Word Document. you can use "DATA" as the file name or whatever you like. i'd keep it vauge so as to not make it a target. the rest are the headings for each category. within each category is a simple sentence for each vendor containing the applicable information - vendor name, account #, PIN, username, password, telephone number, etc. each vendor has a single line. use the CAPITAL LETTER headings for each category to make them easy to find and to keep organized. enjoy.

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    "DATA"


    DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS


    ATM PINS


    CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS


    ONLINE BANKING


    INVESTMENTS


    COMPUTER


    EMPLOYERS


    TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS


    UTILITIES


    AUTOMOBILE


    INSURANCE


    RETAILERS AND SERVICES


    VALUABLES


    AIRLINES AND TRAINS


    HOTELS


    EMAIL ACCOUNTS


    12-31-10
     
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    I haven't had any problems with SplashID on my Android yet, thank goodness, but what you experienced, Vesbon, would really be terrible. I agree with you too about how SplashData has really lost their potential Android customer base. :( I liked them a lot but had to find different apps for SplashPhoto and SplashShopper too..so sad
     
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    Gekko: like the idea...

    Riskaa: I am guessing that SplashData might have guessed that Photo and Shopper are not viable options at this time...
     
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    Thanks for the tip on this program. I was starting to give up on trying to find a secure private storage app that was well made and fits what I required. "Wallet" is just that program.
     
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    The current version of SplashID for Android seems a lot better/more reliable. Doesn't have the problems mentioned in the original post.
     
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    Ascendo Datavault should be releasing something soon.
     

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