Computer users are facing increasing pressure to use strong passwords to protect their accounts, but that's not always easy to do when the best passwords--long, random strings of numbers and letters--are so hard to remember. Secure Password Manager is one of many tools designed to store passwords in one safe spot, keeping them handy but also protected.
Secure Password Manager has a unique interface, with styling we can only describe as space-age. Generally, though, the program is easy to figure out. We first created a new user and master password under which to store our passwords. Then we created some folders to accommodate our various types of accounts: a folder for e-mail accounts, a folder for Web site log-ins, and so on. For each new password record we were able to enter the title, username, password, and comments. Secure Password Manager also has an autofill feature that in theory will automatically enter log-in information into a browser, chat client, or other program, but we couldn't get this feature to activate even after consulting the Help file. We did like it that Secure Password Manager comes with a password generator that lets you specify the length and type of characters used, which is always a better way to create a password than trying to come up with one based on your first pet and childhood phone number. We also liked that the main interface displays the last log-in and number of failed log-in attempts, making it easy to find out if someone else has been trying to access your information. Overall, Secure Password Manager didn't offer much that we haven't seen in numerous other programs, but it worked just fine and should meet the needs of most users.