pwSafe 4.1 for iOS - Easily Synced Password Generation and Storage
November 6, 2012 in Utilities
[prMac.com] Sao Paulo, Brazil - App77 today is pleased to announce pwSafe 4.1 for iOS, a major update to their password protection application. pwSafe is compatible with the open-source app Password Safe and provides a backed-up password database using Dropbox or iCloud. The newest version of pwSafe allows users to print a hardcopy of their data, export data encrypted to a PDF and view a password history. It has straightforward password policies, as well, clears copied passwords from the pasteboard automatically after a minute and is compatible with Password Safe version 3.29 file formats. Password Safe is the popular, open source, desktop computer app, which was originally developed by Bruce Schneier.
* Print hardcopy of data
* Export encrypted passwords to PDF
* View a password history
* Password cleared from pasteboard after one minute
* Realtime, bi-directional iCloud sync
* Dropbox sync automatic and bi-directional
* Password generation
* Master password
* Compatible with open source Password Safe desktop app
* Easy grouping organization
* Single tap to copy password or copy and open website
* iTunes file sharing
* Full Unicode support
* Send safes as email attachments
* Universal binary
* Multiple fields: title, username, password, URL, email, and notes
* Search all fields
* Named password policies
* Unlimited passwords and password groups
* Supports iPad Retina display and iPhone 5
* Fully compatible with Password Safe 3.29
* Open Source
pwSafe allows users to safely manage an unlimited number of passwords, along with generating and storing the most secure passwords to protect important accounts. The app can use either iCloud or Dropbox, based on user preference, to back-up the data. This way, all users' important password information syncs between their iOS devices and computers. It uses the same encryption code as, and is compatible with, the open source application Password Safe.
Sync to Dropbox is automatic and safes can be opened easily, and iCloud syncs in realtime; both are bi-directional for safe and easy storage. The application also supports file sharing on iTunes and is a Universal Binary, running on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Each safe users create on the application is protected by one password that they choose. Within the safe, users can enter different accounts through the plus button at the bottom of the screen. Here they fill in the account's title, username, password, URL, and email. They may also put the account in a specific group, view the password's history, or add notes.
The application automatically generates a unique and complex password for each account based on the settings in password policies. In these settings, users can specify password length as well as requirements for lowercase, uppercase, digits, and symbols. They can also set the app to create hexadecimal, easy to read, and pronounceable passwords. Of course, users do not have to use the password generator, as they can easily type and store their current passwords. However, the password generator and easy storage allows users to have complex passwords for all accounts and prevents hackers from successfully logging on to websites with passwords obtained from attacked sites.
Once the user's accounts are entered, only a single touch on the account name is necessary to copy the password, allowing for easy entry into the account's site. In each account, the button in the bottom right-hand corner opens the website in Safari, where the user can quickly paste the corresponding password to log in. The latest version features an advanced security feature that erases the password from the pasteboard after one minute, providing maximum password safety.
On each account's screen, the user can also tap the sunglasses button to view or hide the account's password. Passwords can also be arranged in groups within a safe, permitting users to organize and easily manage related accounts.
pwSafe's interface features intuitive controls that allow users to add accounts, new safes, change settings, and more with just one tap. The search feature lets users search titles or all fields for a desired account. The data stored in the application can be exported as a PDF, and can also be printed as a hardcopy, as well as emailed as an attachment with just one touch.
"Because of its unique formatting, pwSafe is safer and more compatible than similar apps," says Jorge P Vasquez of App77. "Its natural controls provide easy, stress-free protection."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 9.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
pwSafe 4.1 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available on request. Dropbox Sync is an in-app purchase costing $1.99. pwSafe for OS X is $5.99, and it is available on the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, App77 was founded by Jorge P Vasquez in 2011. App77 is a company developing creative software solutions for smartphones and tablets. App77 also take contracts to develop third-party apps. One important customer of theirs is British American Tobacco. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 App77. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.