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Keeper: A free personal assistant to help you remember your passwords

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In this world of technology, everyone has so many passwords to remember that it’s hard to keep them all straight. Keeper is a password and data manager that allows you to securely and easily store passwords so you can remember at which site your password is “ABC123” and where it’s “Password”. You are able to store any kind of personal information you need to – from passwords to notes to web site logins.

Keeper uses military-grade encryption to ensure that your information is safe. The app is compatible with most major mobile operating systems for cross-platform use, and can be used on multiple phones simultaneously. It’s easy to port your information from one phone to another using the included backup/restore feature that securely stores your information on the developer’s servers to download to multiple devices. Additionally, for $29.95 you can purchase a desktop version of the app for use on PCs or Macs that allows you to sync your data between your phone(s) and computer.

Keeper is a rarity in the Android Market, a free app that is also ad-free that helps to attain Keeper’s uncluttered appearance. The app’s basic interface makes it easy to use. But if you do need assistance, there is a help section that includes a FAQ. There are various ways to store your data. You can list the different sites in a list format, or you can organize them in folders to make it easier to find information for a particular site.

Keeper is password-protected and takes a page out of the “Mission: Impossible” playbook with an optional self-destruct feature. If enabled, the app will erase all of your personal data you have entered (just in the app, not everything on the phone) after five unsuccessful login attempts to keep someone else from seeing your information if the phone is lost or stolen.

Final verdict

While you won’t need Keeper for passwords you use daily (i.e. e-mail and work passwords), it is an essential app for seldom-used passwords. For free, you can’t beat Keeper to manage your passwords.

Pros:

  • A rare free app that is also ad-free
  • Basic, easy-to-use interface
  • Ability to store your data on multiple phones
  • Optional self-destruct mode

Would be nice:

  • A widget for quicker access to passwords

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Note: This review was submitted by Scott Jenkins as part of our app review contest.

Source: Callpod Inc.

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