More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of having strong passwords to protect their e-mail, banking information, and myriad other electronic accounts containing sensitive data. The problem with strong passwords, of course, is that they can be hard to remember. There are lots of tools out there that can help with this task, and Save Users and Passwords is among the more basic options we've seen. It's pretty bare-bones, but it does a fine job of keeping all of your log-in information stored in a secure, centralized place.
The program's interface is quite plain and straightforward. First, users must select a master password to restrict access to the program itself. To add a new account, simply click the Add/Edit button. Enter the account name, your username, and your password, and then click Submit. The program will save your information and display a list of account names for easy access. To retrieve your information, just click on the account name and the username and password will display beneath, with buttons to allow you to automatically copy the information to the clipboard. Save Users and Passwords also has a password generator that allows users to create random passwords ranging from 4 to 12 characters. Users can also specify whether they want to use alpha, alphanumeric, or just numeric characters, as well as choose between upper- and lowercase letters. This is a great way to create extremely secure passwords that are tough to crack. A brief Readme file provided brief instructions, but everything about the program was pretty easy to figure out. Overall, Save Users and Passwords didn't show us anything we hadn't seen before, but it's not a bad choice if you need a simple and secure way to keep track of your log-in information.
Save Users and Passwords comes as a ZIP file. It installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.