A safe deposit box for passwords

Keep passwords secure and handy with this simple program.

In a world where almost everything is online, from e-mail to credit cards, social networking to car insurance, keeping passwords both secure and manageable is no easy task. Security experts recommend that you not use the same password for everything, and that you incorporate a mix of letters, numbers, and punctuation. Who can remember so many different nonsensical passwords? Fortunately, there's Efficient Password Manager, a simple and effective way to keep track of passwords for just about everything.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, reminding us a bit of Microsoft Outlook. There are separate sections in which users can enter basic passwords, as well as software registration codes and log-in information for e-mail and FTP accounts. A separate area allows users to enter the URLs of their favorite Web sites and accompanying log-in information. Although the program doesn't actually log users in automatically, right-clicking on any items allows users to easily copy their username and password, which can then be pasted into the desired location. The program also includes a customizable password generator that lets users specify the desired length and character types of the password. Overall, we found that Efficient Password Manager lived up to its name; it's nothing fancy, but it is any easy and attractive way to keep passwords safe and handy. The program's built-in Help file was obviously not written by a native English-speaker, but it's easy enough to understand.

Efficient Password Manager is free. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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