iPad for Engineers – mSecure

The only thing that seems to grow is the number of login accounts and passwords. Add to that the collection of access codes for those 5 button door locks. You also cant forget the credit card information that you need to keep on who to call for what card when it is lost, stolen or you are trying to run down a problem transaction. This is where mSecure comes in. What distinguishes it from the other password programs that are out there is that this one is multi-platform with clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

While other password management programs I have used over the users, you have to only make the password changes on one client only and then copy the data file around to the different installations. If you make a change to more than one client, you pretty much have a mess on your hands with choosing which change you want to loose. With mSecure, you will need to bring it up on the laptop/desktop of your choice (in my case, the MacBook Pro) and then the other clients (i.e. iPhone, iPad, etc) should then be able to see it. All of the machines need to be on the same subnet or the synch part of the program wont see the host machine. Another option you have is to email the data file or use Dropbox as the sync point to get the same password info on all of your systems that need to be in sync.

As with some of the other password management systems, it can generate one of the ugliest passwords you could hope to come up with on your own. When I like when you need to use the passwords and you have someone that cant seem to keep their eyes where they should, you can copy the password without having it in readable to those with prying eyes. If you are anything like me, you probably a couple of hundred accounts that you have to keep track of. That can start to make things a little challenging when going through all of those accounts when needing to access the right system. Within the last upgrade or two, the folks at msevensoftware.com added the ability to categorize the passwords you are keeping in the software by labeling them as Personal, Work, or just about any category that you would like to assign something to.

While I will admit that I do periodically look at the other password management programs available on the iTunes store, I have yet to find something that works as well as mSecure has for me since I started using it. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Check out www.msevensoftware.com.

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