A closer look at SafeWallet for Mac

SafeWallet (v.1.0) is a password manager in which you can store all your passwords and all your private information that you want to have handy but accessible only to you – such as credit card and bank account information, e-mail and internet provider information, and much more. The application is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, BlackBerry and Symbian. I tried out the Mac version.

After a breezy installation that consists of moving the application from the mounted disk to the Application folder, you are ready to run the program and are welcomed by this screen:

A peek at the templates shows us that we already have a lot of them to work with:

But, first things first, let’s create a “wallet”:

Choose a complex password that you are able to memorize, because this is the only password you’ll need to remember.

Once you’ve done that, begin adding the information into the application, by adding template cards you can modify to your liking (add or remove fields, change icon, edit fields):

You add cards by pressing the “+” button beneath the middle column, choosing a template and pressing the “Create” button:

You can create your own templates from scratch or modify existing ones to fit your needs.

If you have a smartphone, consider buying a license for it, so that you can sync your SafeWallet contents whenever you need and keep all that information with you at all times.

Change the preferences to suit your idea of security:

Use the integrated password generator to choose secure passwords:

All the information in your “wallet” is secured by the password of your choice and AES 256 encryption.

SafeWallet is an extremely simple program that can be used even by novices. Personally, I don’t like the fact that every time I want to enter credentials online I must access the application and copy/paste the information into the login fields, and that is one of the reasons I keep using 1Password. If you want to give SafeWallet for Mac a try, download it here.

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