MacNews Category Review: password management software, part II
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MacNews Category Review: password management software, part II

imageThis MacNews Category Review rounds up part two of our password management software for Mac OS X. Products covered include Password Administrator Plug-in, Password Filer, Password Generator, Password Key, Password Manager, Password Repository, PasswordGenerator, Password Master, PasswordMenu, Passwords Plus, Password Vault Lite, Password Wallet, Pastor, Pocket Cache, PocketMac SecureNotes, Private Contacts, Pwgen, QuickPass, RadicalSafe, RiftVault, RPS, Safe Place, SecretBook, The Serial Keeper, Serial Number Saver, ShieldUp!, SplashWallet Suite, Startup Security, SubRosaSoft CipherWorks, Swordfish, Vault, Wallet and webPM. Part one can be found at .


PassNote allows you to store passwords, user names, logins, serial numbers etc.

Password Administrator Plug-in

Password Administrator Plug-in is a FileMaker Pro plug-in for modifying and managing passwords for all your files in a single place.

Password Filer

Password Filer is a password management database that stores passwords and other account information. It automatically organizes passwords, hides or shows passwords on command, generates passwords, launches URLs, and supports import, export, and printing.

Password Generator

Password Generator generates random passwords based on a variety of options such as length of the password and whether to use numbers, letters or both.

Password Key

Password Key is a security application that reports back on people trying to use your Mac in your absence. It doesn't modify your system software or hard drive. Password Key is HFS+ compatible. Password Key covers your screen and waits for a password to be entered. Incorrect passwords are recorded with date and time. Attempts to bypass the program are met with a shutdown of the system. The user is alerted to any attempts at the next successful entry.

Password Manager

Password Manager can generate fixed length passwords using custom character set, readable passwords using dictionaries. It can also generate universally unique identifiers (UUIDs).

Password Repository

Password Repository is an utility to manage and protect your passwords.


Password Generator, which is a different product from the one previously mentioned, generates various types of passwords.

Password Master

Password Master helps you store and organize all your software serial numbers, registration codes and passwords, as well as create your own 12-character alphanumeric passwords based on your data input. It can also help you create custom passwords for your local network, multiple users, or your email accounts. Password Masater protects your data with 448-bit BlowFish encryption.


PasswordMenu is an utility for secure storage of your passwords in the menu bar.

Passwords Plus

Passwords Plus stores all your personal information in one spot. You can keep your PINs, passwords, credit card numbers, bank accounts, frequent flyer info, and more from falling into the wrong hands. You can also use Passwords Plus today to organize your private info on your Mac, Palm OS handheld, or smartphone.

PasswordVault Lite

PasswordVault Lite stores your collection of service access information such as web site user names and passwords, Internet banking account numbers and PINs, and software registration details.


PasswordWallet uses the BlowFish encryption algorithm with 448-bit keys to protect your data. It can copy your password to the clipboard and clear it automatically after you paste. What's more, PasswordWallet can type your user name and password into any program for you. A conduit is included to synchronize your data with the Palm version.


Pastor is software for storing web site logins, passwords, serial numbers and more. It's RC-4 encrypted.

Pocket Cache

Pocket Cache was developed to help you protect important information from prying eyes. The password and important information are saved in a protected format.

PocketMac SecureNotes

PocketMac SecureNotes is an "electronic safe deposit box" for private info.

Private Contacts

Private Contacts is a program to store contacts securely and encrypted. When the softwere saves data on disk, all data is always saved as encrypted using the password specified for each document. The password is used to save encrypted all the data inside the document, there's purportedly no way to read data without the password even opening the files using other software tool. Private Contact uses Blowfish algorithms to encrypt data inside the document.


Pwgen is a password protection app.


QuickPass is a password generator for the menu bar.


RadicalSafeis an utility that lets you store passwords, serial numbers, etc.


RiftVault lets you secure your passwords, files and more. It uses 256-bit AES encryption combined with SHA-256 hashing. RiftVault is designed for safe storage of items such as passwords, web log-ins, frequent flyer numbers, credit card numbers, insurance policy numbers, and bank account information.


RPGis a password generator that addresses the need for random passwords (and other random character strings) of specific lengths and constitutions.

Safe Place

Safe Place is an application designed to securely store your passwords, credit card numbers, software registration numbers, or any other information you want to keep safe. It organizes your information into categories, which you can customize. It's preconfigured with seven common categories. You can change or delete these, and create more of your own. Each category can have from one to six custom fields. Safe Place stores your data in an encrypted format, and uses your password as the encryption key. Your data can only be viewed using this password.


SecretBook is an encrypted password database for Mac OS X. It allows you to store bits of information like passwords and software licenses.

The Serial Keeper

The Serial Keeper keeps track of the software's names and serial numbers for any software that you own. Plus, you can save who made it, how to contact them, and notes about them. It features a Developer Database so you don't have to enter developer information more than once. The Serial Keeper has a serials list so you can have unlimited number of serial numbers for one software title. It's password protected for each database.

Serial Number Saver

Serial Number Saver is an utility for storing serial numbers, passwords, URLs and more.


protects your desk top by password protection with a translucent shield. Any picture can be used as a shield, and users can change the shield color or translucent degree.

SplashWallet Suite

SplashWallet Suite is a digital wallet for holding your valuable possessions -- identification, cash, checks, credit cards, shopping lists, even photos of friends and family.

Startup Security

Startup Securityis a security utility that allows you to set a firmware password to prevent unauthorised changes to boot device seetins and other machine settings.

SubRosaSoft CipherWorks

SubRosaSoft CipherWorks is encryption and decryption software.


Swordfish stores your passwords and automatically organizes them by system, account type, username, password, and ownership. It has a high quality password generator; features protected password data editing and history log, as well as import and export functions. URL launching and copy-to-clipboard functionality is also included.


Vault helps keep track of your user IDs, passwords, software serial numbers, and even credit card information in a secure program.


Wallet is an utility for storing credit card details, passwords, serial numbers and more. It offers 448-bit Blowfish encryption.


webPM is software that allows you to store frequently used URLs along with corresponding user names and passwords.


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