- Native iPhone look and feel
- Fully supports iOS 4 and iPhone 4 high res
- 256bit Blowfish encryption to protect the confidentiality of your data
- Universal app for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad devices (no pixel doubling)
- Full landscape support (can be disabled if not desired)
- Password protection with hint feature
- Thoughtful design for ease-of-use and great versatility
- User customizable types with unlimited fields
- Integrated search capability for quick record look-up
- Self-destruct mode to delete your data after given number of failed attempts
- Password Generator
- Optional viewing mode by record type or record description
- 144 colorful icons for personalization of item types
- Full-sync with mSecure for Windows or mSecure for Mac (separate purchase)
- Email backup/restore feature
- Import and export data from various file types (with mBackup)
- Collapsible sections to better organize your data
When I had originally purchased an iPhone, I was making the switch from a Blackberry. That said, there was a steep learning curve as far as utilities are concerned. Blackberry’s come equipped with a password vault as a standard application. Given that i subscribe to 100 plus websites that require different passwords for each, I would be in serious trouble without a platform to store secure information. I immediately began searching the App Store. I found a few FREE applications that were halfway decent, but lacking in features equivalent to that of the BB. When I came across mSecure, I was hesitant to spend the money for fear of the same disappointment. I was truly mistaken. For that reason, I am making this post our first, to help others make the decision to purchase a paid app for “Appsolute” satisfaction when storing secure information.
When opening the app, you can dive right into your personal settings by tapping the “i” icon (information) in the lower right corner. This gives you access to setting up a password to protect outsiders from gaining access to your information, as well as setting up a self destruct mode. This mode, when enabled, will wipe your information after five, ten, or twenty failed attempts to log in, depending on your choice. Also in your preferences is the option to “Auto-Lock” after your iPhone falls to sleep. It can be set to never, 1 minute-5 minutes or immediate.
Next in your preferences is “Edit Types List” which allows you to create custom categories and/or delete pre-loaded ones. Some of the types include: Birthdays, Clothes Size, Combinations, Email Accounts, Frequent Flyer, Memberships, Notes, Prescriptions, Web Logins, etc. Once in the edit panel for any of the categories, you can set custom fields with custom required data, such as email address or alpha numeric.
A nice feature available is “Auto Copy on URL Launch”. This feature auto copies username and password when the site is launched from within the app itself. This comes in handy when browsing from the iPhoneso that you are not doing a lot of App Switching in order to input login data.
Last but certainly not least is the Backup feature. The easiest way, that I have found, is to backup via email. mSecure emails an encrypted message to your chosen address which you can store in case the app is accidentally wiped or if you happen to switch phones without transferring passwords from one to the next. To use the backup options with your desktop, simply download the mBackup desktop application from mSeven Software. The desktop companion is compatible with both Mac and Windows. See below: “Included with Purchase”
INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
mBackup is a program for Mac and Windows computers that lets you make multiple backups of your mSecure data and restore it without having to do a full iTunes restore. mBackup can also import and export your data between various text file formats such as CSV and other third-party vendors. To download your free copy of mBackup, please visit us at www.msevensoftware.com/mbackup.
I have found the app to be a life saving product, providing great ease of use and a simple, effective interface. If you are unhappy with your current free password manager, or simply looking for a new one, take the leap and purchase mSecure. The statement, “You get what you pay for” certainly holds true in this case. mSecure, in my opinion, blows any FREE Apps out of the water! A special thanks to mSeven Software for making my life a little less chaotic.
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