Many of us have to keep track of multiple passwords for logging into various sites, as well as numerous other bits of information. If you value your security, you’ll be using different passwords for different sites. Can your memory keep up with these dozens of passwords? mSecure – Password Manager by mSeven Software is a reliable way to help you jog your memory.

Review

mSecure – Password Manager is available as a universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, and its companion Mac version is also available in the Mac App Store. Aside from login passwords, the app can help you record details of bank accounts, birthdays, credit cards, frequent flyer information, serial numbers, and various codes, etc. Although you’ll be entrusting mSecure with your most sensitive information, you can be assured your data is secure.

In addition to employing 256-bit Blowfish encryption, mSecure has an auto-lock feature, so even if you leave your device lying about after viewing a password, nobody else will be able to spy on your precious information. Also, you can optionally set the database to self-destruct after a certain number of failed attempts at entering the correct password.

Security isn’t only about guarding against hackers. It’s also important to be able to back up your data in the event of hardware or software failure. mSecure facilitates this with a free desktop-based backup utility called mBackup. If, on the other hand, you own mSecure for the Mac or PC, you can directly sync your data between your iPhone or iPad and your desktop computer. Such backup and syncing are supported via both local wifi and Dropbox.

mSecure is extremely user-friendly, whether for the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and you can easily customize the various fields you require for each type of record. You may also attach an icon to each record, separate the records into groups, and form a list of favorites. Currently, mSecure is a little lacking in the area of syncing, even though Dropbox sync was added in the latest update (3.0). This is because syncing via Dropbox does not take place automatically each time you create a new entry or make changes to the existing database. You have to manually start the syncing process. With wifi syncing, it, of course, has to be activated manually, but it needn’t be so with Dropbox. Hopefully, this will be addressed in a future update. One thing we can expect to look forward to after iOS 5 arrives though is iCloud syncing.

Recommendation

mSecure – Password Manager is a highly reliable app for recording your most important information and keeping it private. Thus, it is well recommended at its current price of $6.99 for the universal app in the iTunes App Store, and $14.99 for the desktop version in the Mac App Store.

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mSecure – Password Manager Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Mac
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