I call some problems "mice that roar." Small problems that cause big inconvenience. One mouse that roars in my life is the forgotten password. I hate it when try to log onto a site for a seemingly quick reason, only to get snagged in the "Forget your password?" trap.
A few months ago, my husband wandered into my office, no doubt curious about all the cursing and sighing he was hearing because I forgot yet another password.
"You're still typing in passwords?" He shook his head, patted my shoulder, and told me to buy 1Password.
At $49.99, there was no way I was going to spring for a password utility. I'm too cheap for that. But I was happy to download the free 30 day trial. Well, within a day or two of using 1Password, I was practically begging the software maker, AgileBits, to take my money.
1Password is essentially a vault, protected by a single password, inside which you store all of your passwords, login credentials, and even credit card numbers. When you unlock the vault, you can then log in to any site for which you've stored your credentials with a single click.
1Password integrates with browsers, so when you sign up for an account at a new site, it automatically captures that information for later use. You can also buy companion apps for your smartphone to keep everything in sync.
There's much more to it (I'm still exploring all the options), but even the basic features have saved my sanity. Given that I spend an increasing amount of my shopping and info gathering time online, this app is a lifesaver.
Find out more (and download your free 30-day trial) at AgileBits: 1Password
Do you use a password utility? Any recommendations?
This review isn't sponsored, nor was it prompted by PR outreach. It's a good, old, I LOVE THIS THING BECAUSE IT'S SO USEFUL AND IT MAKES MY LIFE EASIER.