Your digital footprint grows day after day as new Internet services call for your private data. New accounts are created for cloud storage services, online bank accounts, or groundbreaking social networks. Using the password you came up with back in 7th grade for all those accounts is far from being a good security practice. You may already be exposed. However, making random super strong passwords for every single service you are registered in is impossible to remember.
Don't fill up your inbox with password recovery emails. Use a password manager app like 1Password. It's painless and safe!
AgileBits' 1Password is a comprehensive tool for securing your private data. You can create virtual vaults and add as many accounts or sensitive information you like: credit card details, email accounts, passport, software license, wifi router credentials. You name it. Don't hesitate to fill out forms anymore, since all that information will be encrypted and protected under a single master password of your choice. That's the only password you'll ever need to remember from now on.
But there's more. Let's imagine you're temporarily without access to your phone, yet you need to check your credit card details, which you stored in 1Password. Since 1Password supports cloud syncing with Dropbox, WiFi syncing with Mac or Windows PC through a local network, and folder syncing within your own device, your data will be always at hand's reach.
Finally, 1Password makes it easier to sign in to websites that use login forms by autofilling them with your credentials when you access them using your phone.
2. Follow the steps to set a master password. Make sure it is both strong and easy to remember (don't forget to set yourself a hint that only you will understand, too).
3. Tap the + button and select the category of the private data you want to store.
4. Fill out your form of choice with the appropriate details. Repeat as many times as you want for everything you want to keep locked away.
5. Go to Settings and edit your Syncing, Filling, Displaying, and Advanced features to customize the heck out of your accessibility.
6. Optionally, organize your vaults in folders.
7. From now on, every time you want to access all your private details, you just need to launch the app, enter the master password, and navigate to the specific vault to view all the info.
It's never too late to start protecting your data to keep everything orderly and safe. Will you give 1Password a chance? What other apps do you use to protect what's private? Tell us in the Comments below.