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Old 10-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default iOS Password keeper app like ForgotIt?

Hi all,

I am asking here, my most trusted advisors...
I know this has little to do w/publishing.

I think it was Ann who originally recommended ForgotIt? to me for my laptop. LOVE IT! If you are a ForgotIt? user, what do you recommend for the iPhone with similar simplicity and dependibilty? Or at least maybe something that can import my PW list from ForgotIt?

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Old 10-04-2016, 02:15 PM   #2
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Is ForgotIt different from something like KeePass/LastPass, etc? Note...I know squatola about any of these as I don't use them.


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I have no idea of similarity to other password keepers as I have only ever used ForgotIt? as it was recommended to me (plus it is freeware). I guess I will continue to shop it around with even more research.
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I had a quick look on the App Store, searched for ForgotIt. A couple of similar sounding products popped up, possibly because they claim to be able to read ForgotIt's files? Worth looking into the details.

I use KeePass so lacked the motivation to look into it any more deeply.

   
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:57 AM   #5
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I had a quick look on the App Store, searched for ForgotIt. A couple of similar sounding products popped up, possibly because they claim to be able to read ForgotIt's files? Worth looking into the details.
That's what made me think about importability. I had done a quick look at the App Store and saw KeePass and what it could import. Thanks for checking, BTW.

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I use KeePass so lacked the motivation to look into it any more deeply.
Do you LIKE KeePass? Is it fairly simple? Well encrypted in your opinion? Any gripes?
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The main thing I like about KeePass is that it's local. It doesn't store anything in the cloud. That not only gives me that nice warm secure feeling but it also gives me that "I can use this even when connectivity is sucky or nil" glow.

The big "HOWEVER" for you will probably be that it's mainly a Windows app. There are various ways of getting it to work on Mac and iOS and what looks to be a fairly detailed, if geekish, discussion of them here:

https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/di...read/eb00d276/

I use it primarily on PC then use one utility program or another to move the main KeePass database to the iPhone + iPad where I can get at the data using Mini KeePass, an iOS app. They don't synch automatically, which is a minor nuisance.

I don't know what the story would be for using it on a Mac desktop/laptop. How well it works there might be the deal-maker/breaker for you.

   
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:12 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I think I discovered that it was Windows when I did further research yesterday. I found a simple Password manager for iphone & Mac that would probably be best for me and am now in process of streamlining my email addresses/mail boxes, passwords and accounts. It will make it easier in the long run. Still trying to find an email client that will give me same flexibility as Eudora does.

I need an FAQ or article online that is titled "I was a full-use Eudora user and so switched to "XYZ" email when I migrated to newer Mac OS." Too many of my Eudora-using buddies did not use the features of Eudora to the EXTENT I do. I would have thought someone would have written that by now, but alas.

I, too, wish to stay away from the cloud whenever possible. It's just a nightmare waiting to happen. Anything THAT important/needing super security should not go near a cloud. I am thinking of letting my music live on the cloud, however, just for cross device synchronization. I use my phone for music and as a phone & lookup device only. No shopping, no email, etc. I keep one email address for my phone that only I know, to move files back and forth as needed, but that is it. Everything email (my lifeblood) goes to/from laptop.
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kass: Still trying to find an email client that will give me same flexibility as Eudora does.
I'm still using Eudora--pc side--but I also use Thunderbird. While I have all my email accounts defined in Eudora, I only retrieve my cserve and my own domain mail (very, very little email from my domain) in Eudora. I also have all my email accounts defined in Thunderbird but only retrieve my mail.com email account in Tbird.

All of my email accounts in both Eudora and Tbird are POP3. I used IMAP for my mail.com account in Tbird for quite a while but I only really used the IMAP Inbox and Spambox because I set up local folders to save my mail and my Inbox rarely had more than 4-5 emails in it at any one time and the Spambox was always emptied after checking anything that arrived within it.

About a year ago, I had an odd folder pop up in IMAP and I couldn't get rid of it--I checked with mail.com support and they said the folder wasn't theirs. I backed up my mail, deleted the Tbird mail.com account and created a new Tbird mail.com account as POP3 primarily just to make sure that weird IMAP folder was gone for good. I decided to stick with POP3.

Also, I use an older version of Tbird (3.1.15) because it works and as long as it's working, I see no need to move to a newer version.

Have you looked at Thunderbird?



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Old 10-09-2016, 02:54 PM   #9
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No, I haven't looked at Thunderbird, but I will. I use my own domain for my emails. I was at 27 email accts with 150 mailboxes with about 100 filters. I just whittled my email accts down to 15 last week. I can easily whittle the mailboxes down. I hope to streamline it all over the coming weeks as I prepare to migrate to the new laptop. Now that I have the iPhone 7, I am chomping at the bit to migrate from OS10.6.8 to newer for syncing ease. I had hoped the iPhone's human interface would make me more comfy with the new laptop's track pad (that whole left & right click concept just annoys me). Sure enough my iPhone 7 worked, I am ready to migrate now... all I have left is my email client... I just wish now that I had the time to spend like three days & nights (nonstop/uninterrupted) to cleanup what is needed for that migration. So, I have been doing what I can over recent weeks as time permits. Keeping track of where I am at in the process has proved challenging.
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kass: to cleanup what is needed for that migration. So, I have been doing what I can over recent weeks as time permits. Keeping track of where I am at in the process has proved challenging.
I can just begin to imagine!!! Sort of like beating your head against a wall because it feels so good when you stop? '-}}


Do look at both Thunderbird and into using "maildir". There is what might be a useful discussion at dslreports on maildir in Thunderbird and Mozilla's wiki on both might also prove of value.


Keep us posted...


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