Password manager

micrmac

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I have had my N8013 for almost 2 months and have spent most of my energy "playing around". I have never used a tablet or smart phone before. Now I think it is time to focus and get serious. One of the first things I think I need that is not already installed is a Password Safe. Perhaps the forum members have some recommendations for me.

First and foremost, it must be secure.
Secondly, I need one which can be synchronized with a version that works on Windows 7 for my desktop machines.
Third, it should store the passwords locally. It is not necessary for sync to be automatic, just easy to use.
And of course, it shouldn't be too expensive when considering the cost for the tablet plus the cost for two Windows machines.

Any suggestions?
 

albertdc

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Try out "KeepPassDroid". Not sure about the desktop interface - I've never tried that part but pretty sure it exists. The android interface is nice because it lets you copy the username and the password by pulling down the drop-down from the status bar so you don't have to go back and forth between the program you are inputting the password to and the safe. After a few minutes, it then shuts itself down and clears the clipboard.
You can put the secured database in Dropbox so that it syncs across platforms, but it is still available on your phone even without data.

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starbuckk

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The process keepassdroid uses to clear the clipboard no longer works. Your passwords remain in the clipboard in clear text.
Instead use Keepass2Android. This version uses an alternate keyboard method that works around this. There is a version that works with cloud services and one that does not request online access if you prefer.

EDIT: After posting I decided to check for updates to see if this has been fixed. The app was updated in May but the issue remains. To see it open keepassdroid and select two or three records, copying each password to the clipboard. The open a word document in Polaris and try to paste something. You will see a selection box with all your previously selected passwords visible.

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I have been using SafeWallet for years. Syncs with my Windows 7 computers. Have never had an issue.

It is very flexible. You can add additional properties or create your own cards.
 

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The process keepassdroid uses to clear the clipboard no longer works.

I had not noticed that! I just checked it too and you are correct. Long pressing the entry in the clipboard view allows me to delete it. It's an extra step, but at least for now I can keep using that until I decide to switch over to something else.

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Thanks for the input. I will be taking a close look at both these suggestions later today. There is nothing as good when choosing software tools as the observations of experienced users.
 

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