Recent News

Recent news and/or miscellaneous ramblings about our products.

PasswordWallet 4.8.4 for iOS Update

Our new update to PasswordWallet 4.8.4 for iOS addresses issues for users with Dropbox Sync, landscape mode on some iPads, and small improvements when using Touch ID to unlock your wallet.  Be sure to update to the latest version!

New PasswordWallet 4.8.0 for iOS 8 Coming Soon!

There is a conflict between iOS 8 and the old PasswordWallet.  Please update to PasswordWallet 4.8.0 for compatibility with iOS 8.  The update is free and your data should still be on your device after the update.  However, we suggest backing up your data before you upgrade, just in case.  Please follow the instructions below.



Update 1: You should back up your PasswordWallet data before updating.  Then, if you want, you can then use this backup to access data on your Mac or Windows computer.  Here’s how:

On your device:

  1. Tap PW
  2. Tap Backup  (You should do this step whether you continue or not!)
  3. Use one of the presented methods to move your .passwordWallet4 file to your Mac or Windows computer
  4. Download and install PasswordWallet for your Mac or Windows computer from our web site.  You don’t have to buy it.  The demo period is very long and should get you through until the iOS version is updated.

Please let us know if you have any problems.



PasswordWallet for iOS 8 is coming soon!  The new version will sport unlock with Touch ID, new password generation templates just like PasswordWallet for Mac or Windows.  And a whole new look and feel for a great iOS 8 (or iOS 7) experience.

Stay tuned!  We’re very excited about this next update and we hope to have it up on the AppStore in just a few days!

Update 2: Yes, this will be a free update for all users of PasswordWallet for iOS.

Update 3: PasswordWallet for iOS 8 was submitted to Apple a few days ago.  It’s just awaiting approval from Apple.

Update 4: I’ve asked Apple to expedite the approval process, and they’ve said they would.

Update 5: Here’s a screenshot:


Update 6: [Sept 18, 1:05 pm PST] We just received word that PasswordWallet 4.8.0 for iOS 8 has been approved by Apple.  From experience we know it will take a few hours for the app to appear in the AppStore.  All users should back up their data before updating.



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.  (On iOS devices the path should just be the name of the other file.  If you sync with Mac or Windows, PW is smart enough to use just the file name on iOS.)

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.

For iPhone: <>

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.

For Android: <>

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!