Passwords — who doesn’t have more of them than they can remember? A password manager can help you get your password situation under control, and SafeWallet is one of the best. It’s everywhere — on your desktop, in your web browser and on your smartphone. It’s more than just a password manager, too — it can store any type of information.
SafeWallet locks your passwords up tight with a master password you provide. Unlike some other password managers, it doesn’t store your passwords in the cloud — unless you want it to. Its slick interface makes managing passwords and other scraps of confidential information easy. SafeWallet takes a load off your mind by sweeping all that information into a secure, encrypted wallet.
This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of SafeWallet in your preferred desktop client (Windows/Mac) and mobile client (iPhone/Android) worth almost $500 in total!
As a special treat for all MakeUseOf readers, SafeWallet has provided us with 40% discount links for both Windows and Mac desktop clients. Get SafeWallet for just $8.99 by clicking on the following links: SafeWallet for Windows or SafeWallet for Mac. Discount valid until March 23, 2012.
Install SafeWallet and you’ll see a quick introduction that gets you acquainted with the basics of creating a wallet, using browser add-ons and syncing your wallets.
The first thing you’ll have to do is create a wallet. If this is the second device you’re using SafeWallet on, you can sync an existing wallet from your mobile device or Dropbox account.
Each wallet you create requires a password. The password encrypts the wallet, so no one can view your private data without knowing the password. SafeWallet also allows you to set the wallet as unprotected, without a password — not a very good idea, but SafeWallet puts you in control.
If you already use a password manager, SafeWallet allows you to import your passwords from a variety of popular password managers. Just click the File menu and select Import Wallet.
SafeWallet’s main interface is a desktop application, but web browsers are where the password action happens. Not to worry — SafeWallet also installs browser extensions for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Building your SafeWallet password database is easy — just log into websites normally and the browser extension will prompt you to save the login information in your secure wallet.
The browser extensions and desktop application share the same wallet.
It’s easy to use strong passwords once you have a password manager, but coming up with them can get tedious. SafeWallet’s password generator, accessible from the browser extension or the desktop applicaiton’s Tools menu, generates strong passwords for you.
SafeWallet isn’t limited to passwords. Use the New -> Card option and you’ll see a list of templates for other types of information. Whether you’re adding a credit card, serial number or just a note, you’ll find a template here.
One neat feature is the ability to create your own templates. If you want to add information that doesn’t fit an existing template, click the Templates option at the bottom of the window, then use the New menu and select Template to create and customize a new template. Your custom templates will be available in the New -> Card window, along with SafeWallet’s default templates.
SafeWallet can sync your passwords to the cloud and across all your devices. SafeWallet never stores your wallets on their servers if you enable this option — instead, your wallets are stored in your existing Dropbox account. This feature requires Dropbox installed.
Some password managers require you store your passwords in the cloud if you want to use it on your mobile device — SafeWallet has that option with its Dropbox integration, but that isn’t the only option. If you feel squeamish about saving your wallets in the cloud, use the local sync feature to sync your wallets over a USB cable or Wi-Fi.
SafeWallet includes apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and WebOS devices. If you already use the desktop applications, you can use cloud-based Dropbox sync or local sync over a USB cable or Wi-Fi to sync your wallet across devices.
The apps are fully featured, so you could use them without ever touching SafeWallet’s desktop application.
The SafeWallet app includes an integrated web browser, allowing easy filling and saving of your passwords.
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Whether it was the Windows application, Chrome browser extension or Android app, I found SafeWallet to be a solid, high-quality password manager. It’s got all the features that matter, with none of the ones that don’t — all wrapped up in a slick package. But you don’t have to take my word for it — download the free trial and try it out for yourself.
This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of SafeWallet in your preferred desktop client (Windows/Mac) and mobile client (iPhone/Android). Here’s how you can win one.
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