[Note: I'm continuing a series on Saturdays called "The Toolbox." My intent is to highlight some of the software, products, and services that have become invaluable to me in my work. I think they will be helpful to you, too. I'd welcome your suggestions on what to review. You should know that these are not sponsored posts, and I'm not acting as an affiliate or receiving any funds for this series.]
Every…single…application…has…it’s…own…unique…log in…information. (I understand why but in praxis it makes me say…Urgghh!)
The problem is I can’t remember any of them, and I’m smart enough to know that recording them in Google Docs is not a secure enough place to store such information. Plus, it would require that I access that file every time I needed to retrieve a password.
This is where 1Password comes into play:
- 1Password saves my username and password information for future use. No more having to remember which variation I used for what account.
- 1Password grades my passwords and can generate ridiculously complicated passwords that ensure I take every step to protect myself and my account information.
- 1Password allows me to store more than just passwords. I can store financial information, social security numbers, credit card information, account details. Really, it’s a home for just about anything and everything.
- 1Password makes it as easy as two clicks and a master password in order to access the information.
- 1Password allows me to save an online profile and populate the appropriate fields so I don’t have to complete name, address, phone, etc. each time I make a purchase online.
- 1Password allows me to access the data on my laptop, iPhone, and iPad.
- 1Password automatically asks me if I want to save the data for future use when I subscribe to a new site or purchase from a new vendor.
- 1Password is a button on my Web browser which makes it even simpler to access when I’m online.
If you have way too much information to keep up with and are looking for one, secure location to store it all, definitely take a close look at 1Password. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth every penny.
How do you keep up with all your passwords?
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