11-13-2010 11:34 AM
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  1. Raptor's Avatar
    I'll be switching from the 3G iPhone to the HTC Evo on 6/4 and Android is a new beast for me. I have searched for password vault programs (AndroLib), and there are quite a few of them, but I would appreciate feedback on the better ones. I'm not limited to free apps either.


    Brian
    05-15-2010 08:24 PM
  2. ronopolis's Avatar
    Look at keepassdroid, KeePassDroid v1.0.6 Application for Android | Tools

    You can re-use the same password database file on different computers. Works well.
    05-15-2010 09:14 PM
  3. gmz73#AC's Avatar
    I am looking for a similar app too. I use Passwork keeper on my Storm2 but what does everyone recommend for the Incredible. Mine should arrive early next week so I was looking for ideas on what people like best. Thanks
    06-10-2010 06:47 PM
  4. Sere81's Avatar
    Oi safe, Stores everything locally. You can also import/export to your sd card.
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    06-10-2010 09:56 PM
  5. helfire#AC's Avatar
    Lastpass is great
    06-10-2010 11:39 PM
  6. easy1jay's Avatar
    B-folders.
    06-10-2010 11:58 PM
  7. applejosh's Avatar
    I've been investigating a wallet type app as well. As others have mentioned, Keepass (can be used somewhat easily with online services like Dropbox for syncing), OISafe (device only I think), Keeper ($30 with desktop component), and B-Folders ($30 with desktop component). I'm leaning towards B-Folders. I'm still not crazy about a cloud solution like Keepass/Dropbox (or LastPass for that matter), and B-Folders has been working quite well with its cross platform desktop solutions (Linux!) and 5 device "recommended" limit per license. It fits best with my ideal setup (no cloud, but cross platform sync). Keeper has a 2 desktop max I believe; others no real limit since they are free and/or open source.
    06-11-2010 06:44 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I've been investigating a wallet type app as well. As others have mentioned, Keepass (can be used somewhat easily with online services like Dropbox for syncing), OISafe (device only I think), Keeper ($30 with desktop component), and B-Folders ($30 with desktop component). I'm leaning towards B-Folders. I'm still not crazy about a cloud solution like Keepass/Dropbox (or LastPass for that matter), and B-Folders has been working quite well with its cross platform desktop solutions (Linux!) and 5 device "recommended" limit per license. It fits best with my ideal setup (no cloud, but cross platform sync). Keeper has a 2 desktop max I believe; others no real limit since they are free and/or open source.
    Based on this post, I've been playing with B-Folders. I really want to like it, but the program is just so rigid and limiting I'm finding myself getting more annoyed each time I go to enter a record.

    The B-Folder folks apparently believe they hold the wisdom of what kind of data should be stored for a particular record type. For example, there's a login record, where I can enter a URL, UID and password. And there's a credit card record type where I can enter card #, expiration date, name on card, etc. But not the card vendor's website and login information for that website.

    Similarly, there's a bookmark record type, that accepts URL and a title, but not login information, and a contact record type that allows only 1 email address, no website information, and a total of only 3 phone numbers (cell, work, home).

    The only way around these very rigid limitations on data entry is to stick stuff in the "notes" field or each record type, which works, but is far from convenient or ideal.

    What planet are these people living on? They may be great security people, and great programmers, but they've got no clue about the real world or UI design.
    06-19-2010 04:59 PM
  9. rhippler's Avatar
    I vote for Keepass also. love the way it puts notifications in the notification bar so you can easily copy paste username and password into another app. and the latest version can read keepass v2 files. I just add new passwords on the PC and send the file via bluetooth the the droid.
    06-19-2010 05:11 PM
  10. Gekko's Avatar
    i use a password protected MS Word File with Strong Encryption and Documents To Go. the beauty is you can open this file on any device in the world with MS Word or Docs To Go. Docs To Go 3.0 coming soon will support Office 2007 Super Strong Encryption/Password.

    i like the free-flow format and the open standard of an MS Word File. i don't like some mom and pop locked proprietary closed format. and MS Word and Docs To Go is free if you already have it.
    06-19-2010 05:16 PM
  11. vakiwi's Avatar
    I can recommend eWallet. The android version is just view only, but it has a great desktop app that is easy to sync to.
    06-19-2010 10:00 PM
  12. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Based on this post, I've been playing with B-Folders. I really want to like it, but the program is just so rigid and limiting I'm finding myself getting more annoyed each time I go to enter a record.
    I've been in touch we the developers of B-Folders via email, and they've been very responsive to my suggestions and questions. It sounds like there will be a new version soon that addresses a number of my issues. I do like their responsiveness. I'll keep my eye on this program.

    i use a password protected MS Word File with Strong Encryption and Documents To Go. the beauty is you can open this file on any device in the world with MS Word or Docs To Go. Docs To Go 3.0 coming soon will support Office 2007 Super Strong Encryption/Password.

    i like the free-flow format and the open standard of an MS Word File. i don't like some mom and pop locked proprietary closed format. and MS Word and Docs To Go is free if you already have it.
    Interesting idea. Do you know what MS uses for Strong Encryption with MS word? The nice thing about B-Folders is the easy synchronization between copies on different computers, which you'd have to handle manually with MS Word. I'll have to play with this a bit, too. Do you know if the free version of Docs To Go will allow you to read the encrypted files?

    Not sure I'd call MS Word truly "open," and with the Super Strong encryption you'll need any computer on which you open the file to have Office 2007, but those are relatively minor issues.
    06-20-2010 12:39 PM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    1. Do you know what MS uses for Strong Encryption with MS word?

    Microsoft Office 2007 uses 128 bit AES for password encryption. In 2003, the US Government announced that the AES encryption algorithm may be used for classified information. This is specified in The National Policy on the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to Protect National Security Systems and National Security Information (CNSSP-15).

    2. The nice thing about B-Folders is the easy synchronization between copies on different computers, which you'd have to handle manually with MS Word.

    i use -

    AndFTP for Android
    Filezilla for PC
    drivehq.com

    3. Do you know if the free version of Docs To Go will allow you to read the encrypted files?

    No. you need the paid version for $14.99. worth every penny IMO.

    4. Not sure I'd call MS Word truly "open," and with the Super Strong encryption you'll need any computer on which you open the file to have Office 2007, but those are relatively minor issues.

    it's "open" in the sense that multiple Non-Microsoft applications can create, edit, and open MS Word docs ex. Docs To Go. MS Word is an open standard and the application and formats will endure for the foreseeable future and is a known trusted provider. good luck with "Mom & Pop's Password Safe" and the closed proprietary format they use. get it?
    06-20-2010 02:52 PM
  14. DroidGnome's Avatar
    Since i didn't see it mentioned, I'll throw in my 2 cents.

    You need to decide what you want the app for:
    1) Is it simply as a reference in case you forget your passwords, or do you want something that you will use daily and have it automatically know your passwords when you browse sites?

    2) Do you need to store passwords Outside of those for your computer browser, such as home security codes, credit card security questions etc..

    3) Do you need something that you can access anywhere in the world, or do you want to make sure to carry a device/paper/PC with you to get access to your passwords?

    Those were the 3 main criteria questions I used a while back when trying to decide, and the one that fit the bill the most was Siber Systems' Roboform.

    What I like about it is that when I'm on a PC it automatically puts a toolbar in my browser which lets me '1-click' to log into a site. In addition the program is fully run from a USB drive so no software on the PC is needed. I can even pick up that drive and plug it into any PC that has USB and it will automatically re-hook the browser plug in.

    It also can function as a standard 'look up this password' by accessing the tray icon when it's running.

    I can add any passwords I want, even if not a web browser type manually. (Browser passwords automatically get saved if you choose to, or prompted).

    They also have an online version which is FREE if you use any of their desktop software (standard or '2-go' which is the USB version counts).

    Using the online version lets you gain access to your passwords from anything that can browse the web.. INCLUDING your android phone. In addition for Android they have a 'bookmarket' app that will auto fill your passwords while surfing on the phone. It's not the most elegant interface, but it does work with both the default browser, and Dolphin HQ (I use dolphin myself and it seems to work though not supported).

    There's only one big drawback that I've found, and that is exporting your passwords. Because of the way it is able to automatically fill in websites, it has no standard format that can be easily exported and reimported to another program. You can of course print out your passwords, and export to CSV, but each password/site combination can have a different amount of fields and even a different order.

    Overall even with that flaw it's probably the best one I've ever used.
    It has lots more options and featuures of course, but you can read all about it at the site:
    RoboForm Features: Fill In Forms, Automatic Forms Completion, Save Forms, Search Toolbar
    and the bookmarklet can be found on appbrain or the android market:


    RoboForm Bookmarklet Installer
    by Siber Systems
    5,000 downloads, 86 ratings (3.1 avg)
    Free


    Note: I am NOT affiliated in any way with Roboform.. I just love the software
    06-20-2010 04:16 PM
  15. Gekko's Avatar
    fyi - 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.

    ----------------------

    "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


    6-9-10
    06-20-2010 04:24 PM
  16. icebike's Avatar
    I have it on good authority that mSeven will be releasing their mSecure app for Android RSN. (Augusty Setptembey time frame).

    This is one of the better iPhone wallets, and has an optional desktop component as well.

    mSeven Software

    The desktop option costs 15 bucks, but you really don't need it if you keep everything on the phone.

    It has the option of saving backups, emailing an encrypted backup, restoring from backups, and syncing with desktop (if you buy that option).
    06-21-2010 06:12 PM
  17. bnob99's Avatar
    I've just started using it out but lastpass looks very promising.
    06-21-2010 07:04 PM
  18. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I have it on good authority that mSeven will be releasing their mSecure app for Android RSN. (Augusty Setptembey time frame).

    The desktop option costs 15 bucks, but you really don't need it if you keep everything on the phone.
    I'd suggest syncing with (or at least copying to) something, either the desktop or the cloud, is a mandatory requirement for any password database. If you only store it on the phone, and you lose the phone, or it gets stolen, you've just lost your password database.
    06-23-2010 10:08 PM
  19. melwan's Avatar
    I use LastPass in combination with the Chrome browser extension. It's like Roboform only alot better

    But I will admit, I still prefer 1Password and it's the only thing I miss after switching from Mac.
    06-24-2010 08:24 AM
  20. aweedman's Avatar
    Lastpass is awesome.
    06-24-2010 03:58 PM
  21. vicw926a4's Avatar
    I don't have my Android phone yet, but I've been happily using SplashID, from Spashdata on the iPhone for about 2 years. They just released v 5.3 of SplashID for Android.

    The program also has a mated PC version (not sure if there is an Apple version), which easily synchronizes with the phone, and backups can easily be done on the PC. Data is encrypted, so their is minimal risk of exposure.
    06-24-2010 04:08 PM
  22. BigVDawgy's Avatar
    06-25-2010 10:52 PM
  23. SamuraiMike's Avatar
    I use SecForms. It has built in templates, and you can customize and add or remove fields to your liking to accommodate certain information you want to include. It reminds me of SPB Wallet from Windows Mobile. They also have a desktop app which is free, unless you want to use the WiFi transfer sync. Then it's $20, which is cheaper than both Keeper and B-Folders.
    06-27-2010 05:36 PM
  24. todivefor's Avatar
    I have tried eWallet and Splashid. I am converting from Turbopassword and have about 300 records in it. Therefor, I would like to be able to convert the data to the new password vault. eWallet does a pretty good job of conversion. I have been trying to get Splashid to convert, but unsuccessfully. Any ideas for conversion, or other vaults that will convert?
    06-28-2010 07:14 AM
  25. androsteve's Avatar
    Oi safe, Stores everything locally. You can also import/export to your sd card.
    I totally agree, excellent app.
    06-29-2010 02:23 PM
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