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Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by shcmarcom, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. shcmarcom

    shcmarcom New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 3, 2012
    I'm a new android user, migrating from blackberry. I have a lot of passwords recorded in the blackberry password keeper and want to get them onto my android. I installed an app that is very similar and now need to move the information but I can't seem to find a way short of individually keying all the records into the Android. It would be easier if I could link the android to my pc and key them in there but I can't seem to find the app (or any apps) when I link the android to my pc. Is there a way to interface my PC (and keyboard) to the droid so that I can use my PC keyboard for entering data?


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Im not sure but there may be apps to turn your android device into a VNC server, then use a VNC client on a PC to remote desktop onto it? I may be talking wind, but it may be the case.
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Oct 28, 2009
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
    3rd Rock
    I highly recommend Keepass and Keepass Droid.

    KeePass Password Safe


    With Keepass for Droid, there is read only support for KeePass v2.x databases, but full read write support for 1.x databases. I still use 2.x databases, though, b/c the v2.x for PC has a built in synchronization feature, so I just connect my Bionic to my PC, enable USB connections, and poof! I can see and sync my local (PC) file with my file on my Bionic. Plus, the v2.x databases are much better in terms of additional settings, such as better folders, icons, etc.

    If you need to be able to write to the file on your android phone, use a 1.x database that you can write to, and then import that into your 2.x file on your computer (or just sync to an existing 1.x database on your computer).

    But, KeePass on your PC allows for import of a variety of file types, see Features - KeePass

    Plus, it's truly open source software. And 100% free.
  4. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    I use Roboform Everywhere, it's a $20 annual subscription but it works on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices, always in sync, no cables needed. If you have a concern regarding security of the passwords stored, visit RoboForm Everywhere: Security for information. Use a master password and everything is encrypted using a key generated from that password. With the browser plugins in Windows, it goes to and auto-fills the login forms (if the site allows it, some like Discover don't work), the Android app actually has its own browser.

    I know you were looking for one to move the passwords from your BB to Android, just offering an app that supports all major systems (though BB is not supported). For Keepass users that want to migrate, the Windows program allows you to import from a Keepass CSV file.

    Unfortunately, in reading through some BB forum posts, it seems there is no easy way to export the BB Password Keeper files. There may be some 3rd-party tools available to extract and read the files from an IPD backup but I didn't get too deep in reading about that.

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