TUCOWS ARTICLE

Picks: Reviews of software to help you manage your passwords!

Reviews of Web Relay Password Manager, Free Password Manager, Advanced Password Manager, BB Password Manager, and Acerose Password Vault. Get all your passwords under control.
Published: May 30, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
Categories:
Add-ons | Password managers
Software that can help Good for Cow Rating
Billeo 2.5.1.2
Freeware
Download Downloading the browser app gives you a free browser add-on that works in Internet...
Web Replay Password manager 1.8
Shareware
Download Stop password thieves in their tracks by using Web Replay to encrypt your logon...
BB Password Manager 1.1
Shareware
Download This program allows you to keep a secure and organized lists of all your usernames and...
Advanced Password Manager 2.33
Shareware
Download This password manager allows you to enter all your passwords in one place, assign a login...
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Reviewed by Dr. File Finder

Greetings and Welcome! It's the last dayof May and the weather in Colorado has been good. Days in the 70's and80's and nights in the 40's or high 30's. Flowers blooming everywhere,birds building nests, the hummingbirds have returned for the summer.This week I'm doing a "Dr. File Finder PicksRoundup! of password programs. This comes in responseto many emails I received asking about it. So, if you're all set justsit back, relax, and lets take a look!


Web Replay Password Manager, by Deskperienceis a cool tool for logging into Web sites and never forgetting apassword. In testing it out I was impressed with the intuitive userinterface. The program is very easy-to-use and I think that makes itperfect for both new and experienced users. I like the fact that you canput your passwords on a USB drive and take them with you, that's a handyfeature.

In addition to storing all your login information Web Relay PasswordManager helps you avoid phishing attacks, keyloggers, andmore. Another really cool feature is the ability to handle things likemy online bank site that uses multiple pages. More and more financialsites are switching to this type of system where you put your user nameon one page and then go to a second page to enter your password. Well, Iwas surprised that Web Relay Password Manager can handle thesetype of logins too.

Web Relay Password Manager makes it easy to quickly login tosites on the Internet. Your passwords are encrypted so you knowthey're safe. With a couple of mouse clicks you can log into anyInternet site with ease. If you like the program can even generatesecure passwords for you. Web Relay Password Manager does abeautiful job. So, if you need help with passwords, give it a try. Irecommend it.


Free Password Manager Plus, by Billeois a free program that can use to log you in to Web sites. It integrates withInternet Explorer so all your login information is right there. Theprogram is really easy-to-use and intuitive. Perfect for users with alllevels of experience.

Free Password Manager Plus has some interesting features notfound in similar products. You can also use the program to make paymentsonline. The program will even remind you to pay bills. Slick. Anothercool feature is the ability to take a screen capture of any Web pageyou're on. You can then send the resulting picture to family or friendswith just a couple of mouse clicks. It also makes it easy for multiplepeople to use it and keep all their information secure. Nicely done.


Advanced Password Manager, by Rayslab Inc.is another cool program for helping you deal with passwords. All of yourpasswords are kept secure and you just need one password to access allof the others. The program is intuitive and quite easy-to-use. Theprogram makes it really easy to sign-in to Web sites. In testing it outI made various groups for myself. One for things related to Tucows, onefor businesses I frequent online, and so on.

If you have a hard time coming up with good passwords AdvancedPassword Manager can create passwords for you. It comes with a slickpassword generator that can quickly create password for you and thenremember them too. So, if you're looking for a full-featured way to dealwith passwords, check it out.


BB Password Manager, by Blueberry Consultants Ltd.is yet another slick program for managing passwords. The program uses256-bit encryption to keep your passwords really secure. I like the factthat it sat quietly in my system tray where it was always handy. Anothercool feature is the ability to import and export lists of passwords. Ialso like the fact that you could set the program to automaticallylock after so much time has passed. Nicely done.

BB Password Manager is both intuitive and easy-to-use making itperfect for both new and experienced users. The program can quicklycreate passwords for you and then store them. Like similar programs youcan put your passwords into groups that you determine.


Acerose Password Vault, by Dexadine, Inc.provides a great way to handle all the passwords you have. The programcan generate secure passwords for you. The program is loaded withconfigurable options that let you have lots of choices. Intesting it out I found that you can easily use it on a network. For onethat means that your own passwords are available from any computer onyour network, but it also means other users can access passwords too. Inthis way every user on your LAN can access their passwords from acentral file. Slick.

Acerose Password Vault lets you create multiple vaults ofpasswords. You can even string these together if you like. In addition,you can also import files into the program. I tested this out using acomma-delimited file and it worked perfectly. Another cool feature isthe ability to sort your passwords based on any of the columns.Nice. So, if you're looking for a way to handle passwords this might bejust what you're looking for. Check it out.


Ahhh, that brings us to the end of our time for today. It seems likemore and more sites require you to have usernames and passwords. Thishas always been true for banking and financial sites, but now it's truefor many of the stores you can shop at online. I have accounts at OfficeDepot, Office Max, Best Buy, Staples, In The Swim, and many more. I'msure you have plenty of logins too. So, I hope this roundup helpsyou find some good ways to manage all your passwords. I'll beback next week with more Picks to tell you about. Till then, take care,have a great week, a wonderful weekend, and happy downloading.



About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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