Saturday, December 13, 2008

KeePassX - excellent personal data manager software

Just wanted to pass on a software recommendation that can potentially be beneficial for all: KeePassX. Taken from their website: "KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, is cross platform and [open source]". I use the program for storing all kinds of personal information (online account login/passwords, software serial numbers, padlock cominations, etc.). The advantages of using a program like this are:
  • It's free
  • All of your personal information is in one place as compared to being in multiple files or folders - physical or virtual).
  • It's searchable, sortable, groupable, etc. thus easier to find a given entry
  • It secure - one has to know your master password to get access it to it as all the data is encrypted.
  • It's easily replicable by copying to another location, burning to a CD, etc.
After using it for a bit at home and work now, I highly recommend it. You can download it for your platform of choice (Mac, Windows, Linux) here:

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