Have you ever complained about how many passwords you have to remember? Have you ever wished that you could reduce that number? Keeper is the App for you. Keeper is a password software that allows you to store password and login information about any account under a secure application on your phone. Simply put, it's a vault for your passwords. It is, itself, protected by a single password. Once the password is entered, you can now access all the login information for anything you have entered. Instead of having multiple passwords to enter for work e-mail, home e-mail, home e-mail #2, home e-mail #3, your computer, your Dropbox account, World of Warcraft, cloud service, iTunes, Appstore, that old combination lock you have stashed in a draw that you're convinced will come in handy someday... and the list goes on. Read on for how it works and why I use it!
Type: Password/Login Keeper and backup (Cloud Service)
Platforms: Computer, iOS, Windows Phone, Android
Developer: Callpod Inc.
Main reasons for downloading this App: To help you remember what your logins and passwords are on the go from any device.
|Access screen where you enter your|
password to access the app
First, you login to Keeper. This is relatively the same on all phones, but I am posting Android phone screenshots on this blog. Now, you start to enter passwords. For all you neat freaks out there, you can create folders to keep them organized.
While putting in a new entry, you can save the Title, Login info, and password, as well as any comments and the URL of the password if it is a website. For example, I have a Hotmail account. For that entry I would enter Hotmail as the title. I would enter my e-mail address that I use to sign in (firstname.lastname@example.org) as my login. I can then enter my password that I use to get in. The URL that I log in from is www.hotmail.com. Once this information is entered, I can just enter the app, long press on the URL under the Hotmail login info, and it will bring me to the Hotmail website and all I have to do is hit the button Keeper displays at the top of the screen to enter my info in both the username blank and the password space.
|Main screen, showing the different|
All of the aforementioned services are free. There is an option to pay $9.99/year for some extra features that can come in handy too. The $9.99/year will get you space on Keeper's servers to store your password info. Then, after entering all your information onto the device, you can simply create an account and hit the backup button and it stores it on Keeper's secure servers. Now, all you need to do is log-in to the account you've created and you have all your information available to you. There are Keeper Apps for Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android and you can get clients for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.
To learn more about Keeper's services and how they keep their data secure, check out their website here. Keeper is owned and operated by Callpod Inc and they offer a lot of other services for computers and smartphones.