The more prevalent the Internet becomes in our daily lives, the more we seem to be susceptible to hackers and identity theft. With so much of our information floating around in the worldwide web, we must be extra careful to protect our essential data by saving all our usernames and passwords somewhere secure yet handy. With SplashID – Password Manager by SplashData, users can save anything from account numbers to passwords with this sensitive information safe for your portable device.
Beginning with a Quick Start Guide that walks you through all of the significant features, users are encouraged to begin by setting a password for the application itself in case your device is ever lost or stolen. While you may leave it blank and set the password later under Security in the Options menu, setting a password can be quite easy, for SplashID will measure the password’s strength, generate a random password for you, or allow you to opt for drawing an unlock pattern instead. Then, simply set a hint to ensure your protection if your device falls into the wrong hands.
Users can then view and enter their records easily, filtering by category or type or using the search bar to find a specific item quickly. To edit a record, users may create a new one by tapping the Plus button in the toolbar, or by using the sample records to insert their own information to get a feel for how input works.
The bottom toolbar also allows users easy access to numerous other features. Users will find a button that allows they to read the list of their most viewed entries, as well as the Send button, which allows them to send entries via email. The Tools button allows users edit their preferences and security options, refer to the user guide and much more. If one wishes to use the Sync button, however, they must also have the SplashID desktop companion downloaded on their computer. Be aware, though, for the desktop companion only comes with a 30-day free trial, meaning you will end up paying more than just the initial $9.99 charge for the iPhone application itself.
Though there are numerous applications that offer such similar safety services, SplashID seems to go above and beyond by emphasizing their security and versatility, as one can sync this application with any Mac or Windows computer out there. Yes, this means you must memorize a new password. But just think – this shall be the only one you ever need to remember now, for it shall unleash the rest of your important information upon input. And with the ability to sync your data with your computer, you (hopefully) won’t have to fear losing all your most crucial data to technology failure, though you will have to lose a few dollars in the process.
SplashID [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.