Recent News

Recent news and/or miscellaneous ramblings about our products.

The Heartbleed Bug

No versions of PasswordWallet have ever used OpenSSL and therefore are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.  However, web sites you visit may still have the bug.  You should check with individual vendors to see if they’ve addressed their Heartbleed issues.

Read about Heartbleed.

Hidden Feature: Switching between wallets

PasswordWallet is unique because it can handle multiple wallet files with ease.

Users can have one wallet file for work, one for home, one for their kid’s passwords, and maybe separate wallet files for clients.  Just like having multiple documents in a word processor, a spreadsheet, or even TextEdit, PasswordWallet can create new wallet files right from the File menu.  But you already knew that.

Did you know that PasswordWallet can open one wallet file from another?  Our users all know that entries within wallets contain the usernames and passwords for the web sites they use all the time.  But what about other wallet files?

PasswordWallet users can create an entry in one wallet file to open another!  Just set the URL field of an entry to the file://path of the other wallet.  If the Password field of the entry contains the other file’s master password, PasswordWallet will open the other file right away.

Once the entry is set up, just click the URL button as you would with any entry, and the other wallet will open!  And yes, this works on Windows, Mac and iOS too.


New PasswordWallet Backup Extractor

What’s a Backup Extractor?  On iOS devices, your data is not only stored with the the app, but also under the iTunes ID you purchased the app with.  So if you delete PW from your device, and reinstall from another account ID, your data won’t be restored correctly, if at all.

So I created the PasswordWallet Backup Extractor.  It looks through iTunes’ private backups for your data, and if it finds it, copies it politely to your Desktop.

Today I released a new version, now signed with Developer ID, so you won’t get those pesky security warnings when you run it.

We have a brand new web site!

It’s been a busy year so far!  We’ve got all new releases of PasswordWallet Windows, Mac and iOS.  We addressed a bunch of small issues there.  And…

Our brand new web site!  It’s been a long time coming.  And we’re thrilled with the way it turned out.  All HTML5 and CSS3.  The designers did a really great job.

PasswordWallet 4.6 for iPhone, Mac OS X and Android

With PasswordWallet 4.6 we totally rewrote synchronization from the ground up. A new synchronization wizard will guide you through all of the options. The wizards are identical on both Mac and Palm and are easy to use. (Syncing through Dropbox is now one of those options!) On the Mac we reworked a lot of the menus and user interfaces to make things easier to use too.

For Mac: <>

On the iPhone we now have three ways to independently Backup & Restore your data… one of them even works without a network connection.

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The real beauty of it is, the data files on the Mac and iPhone are identical. So you can move them back and forth whenever you like.

And for Android, we have a new, free viewer. Just make an encrypted export from the Mac, iPhone or Windows version and drag them over to your Android phone’s sdcard. The latest Android version is now available from the Android Store for easy installation on any device running Android 1.6 or later.

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Have fun!

SmartWrap 2.9.0

SmartWrap 2.9.0 is out and there are quite a few changes: The much-requested Plug-in now works beautifully on Lion, even on incoming HTML e-mail. There’s a fancy new toolbar, and we fixed up some issues I know you’ve all been waiting for. SmartWrap 2.9.0 now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. See it here!

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MoonMenu 3.0.4 Update

MoonMenu 3.0.4 is now available on the Mac AppStore! And at a new, low price: just $0.99! 3.0.4 fixes up time zone preferences, adds a new “Run at Login” menu item and fixes some calculations that went wrong with a recent arithmetic overflow (Sorry!)

Mac AppStore: <>

MoonMenu 3.0.2 for Mac OS X!

MoonMenu 3.0.2 for Mac OS X fixes an issue with rise and set times that were incorrect on Mac OS X 10.6.

And we added automatic update checks so you can easily keep MoonMenu up to date!


PasswordWallet 4.5.2 Now Supports iPad!

PasswordWallet 4.5.2 for iPhone now runs on the iPad! PasswordWallet for iPad takes advantage of the big screen so you can see lots of records at once. A full screen browser comes complete with auto-typing. And all of the handy features are there: Backup & Restore with no special software, fully encrypted exports, find, sort and browse. Sync with another device, your computer or MobileMe. It’s all there.

  1. Compatibility with PasswordWallet for iPad!
  2. PasswordWallet for Windows updated to Beta 4.
  3. Password dialogs when accessing your wallet now allow Command-Q to quit the application.
  4. PasswordWallet will try harder to not open the default file when other documents are opened.
  5. Added preference to prevent default file from being set automatically.
  6. No longer asking for master password after a sync.

This update is free for all registered users of PasswordWallet 4.x for Mac OS X! And the iPad version is a free upgrade for all users who own PasswordWallet 4.x for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Backup and Restore: Our best feature since auto-typing

There’s a little problem with third party apps: If you delete a third party app from your iPhone, all of the app’s data gets deleted too. This is really bad for apps like PasswordWallet that store lots of critical user data.

To further complicate matters, lots of iPhone users don’t run PasswordWallet for Mac OS X or Windows. They’re just using PasswordWallet for iPhone as a stand-alone utility. So after deleting their data, simply syncing with their computer isn’t possible.

As a matter of fact, our #1 support question was from users wanting to restore their data to their iPhones. And if the user was on the road away from their iTunes, or iTunes didn’t back up for some reason, their data was simply gone.

We needed to solve this problem.

The first thing we had to do was figure out how to recover the user’s data. iTunes will usually make backups of the user’s data when they sync by USB. So we wrote a utility that runs on Mac and Windows to extract their data from iTunes scattered backups.

The next step was to figure out how to get the recovered data back onto the iPhone. But how? Many users aren’t running our Mac and Windows clients. And we certainly don’t want to create some web site where users give us control of their usernames, passwords and other sensitive information. Furthermore, users certainly don’t want to do a whole device restore and and lose recent changes to other third party apps too.

So we went a little crazy for PasswordWallet 4.5. Together with the awesome folks at Gandreas Software, we wrote a web server and built it right into our iPhone app. Yes, an entire web server on the iPhone. Turn on the server and with any browser users can easily Backup, Restore or Synchronize their data.

Here’s how it works:

To start, tap “Backup & Restore” on your iPhone. Then enter the URL of your iPhone in to your computer’s browser. iPhone PasswordWallet conveniently displays the URL for you. If you’re using Safari, just check inside your Bonjour Menu:

A unique pairing number will display on your iPhone. This pairing number ensures that only you can access your device and not someone else on your network.

And poof! A web page will appear with all of your files. From this page you can upload new files, download old files, and even synchronize two files.

But let’s say your iPhone was stolen… you wouldn’t want just anybody getting hold of your data, even if it is encrypted. Well, PasswordWallet for iPhone forbids downloads of files without users first entering their master password on the device.

That’s all there is to it! We’re really pleased with the way Backup & Restore turned out; and PasswordWallet is the only password manager for iPhone that has it.

PS – There’s a secret feature: any file can be uploaded to PasswordWallet through Backup & Restore, not just PasswordWallet files. So you can use PasswordWallet as a quick and easy way to transfer files between home and work!