MyInfosafe

MyInfosafe


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.1.1
File Size:
20MB
Date Added:
June 18, 2013
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
17,119
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.

Editors' review

You're probably familiar with online data storage sites that promise to store your critical data securely, but do you really believe your data is totally safe when it's in someone else's hands and online, too? And are you sure that your computer's Internet connection is totally secure from intrusion and even attack? Common sense suggests the answer to both questions is "No," and that's the rationale behind MyInfosafe. It creates an encrypted, password-protected "personal data warehouse" that stores your important documents and data securely in your PC, not online. It does much more, though, such as creating simple but easy-to-understand financial statements and storing your family's health records.

After creating our user ID and password, we logged on to MyInfosafe. This program offers considerable support, including a help-oriented toolbar with an online help link and video tutorials, Tips and Hints, and a handy calculator. From this same toolbar, we could save our data and either log out or exit the program, access the extensive Services menu, and open the Settings page, which let us change the look and feel of the interface as well as set data backup options and USB pen drive settings for MyInfosafe's portable backup feature. A menu entry labeled Family Member displayed our account name, which was the main user account, but we could also set up personal MyInfosafe repositories for others. The fastest way to access MyInfosafe's many features is the left-hand navigation panel, which we could switch to the right-hand side with a click. Surprisingly, we couldn't expand and contract the "tree view," though we could remove entries via the Settings page. The program's main categories are My Information, My Life, My Finances, and My Asset Repository. Each has numerous subcategories, except for My Life, which has but one, a life-planning tool called My Goals. Clicking on any entry called up its page view in the main window; for instance, clicking Contacts under My Information let us easily enter contact data, while clicking Appliances under My Asset Repository gave us a place to enter data about major home appliances, as well as attach documents and images.

We found MyInfosafe easy to use and packed with extras, such as a Digital Diary, easy Reminders, and the ability to back up data to a portable storage device such as a USB drive, which also means you can take your critical health, legal, and financial records with you when you travel, safely encrypted. MyInfosafe is free to try for 30 days and costs just under 30 bucks, which is certainly cheaper than a lot of the trouble it's designed to prevent.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of MyInfosafe 2.2.1. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

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  • 5 stars

    "I have found this more handy than I thought I would."

    November 27, 2011   |   By PandmMarshall

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.2.1

    Pros

    It has been great to have a place to safely store all sorts of information that I previoulsy had all over the place.

    I can keep the software launched in my system tray and I can access info when I need it.

    Best PIM tool I have come accross as it is more than a contact manager/address manager. It really helps you manage all your personal info from finances to assets to health.

    Cons

    Would like to be able to define my own fields in some areas but can work around this.

    Summary

    I am not yet convinced of security around the cloud and would not store my passwords, PIN numbers and other important info in the cloud. I think myINFOSAFE is a great way of keeping my information organised and secure on my own PC.

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  • 2 stars

    "Buyer Beware: A Waste of Money"

    October 19, 2011   |   By FargoUT

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.2.1

    Pros

    Encrypts data, can be useful to begin constructing your own personal collection of private data

    Cons

    Horribly inefficient interface that is unintuitive, complicated, and poorly designed (seems to be little more than a simplistic .NET program), unable to add custom groups, $30 is far too pricey for this (I got it for $10 and still feel it was overpriced)

    Summary

    A program I have called "KeePass" does everything this program does, but for free, and it is far more usable from a GUI standpoint. The inability to create custom groups is a huge hindrance, and the lousy Data Grid view is about as inefficient as you can get when entering data. This piece of software seems to be the work of a lone programmer looking to make a quick buck. No thought seems to have been put into creating a usable workspace, and the limitation to specific fields makes for a very unfriendly program.

    Honestly, I created an Access database backend with a frontend user interface that works better than this program does. I was hoping for more from a program I paid for, but I guess $10 isn't terribly bad. Still feels cheap, and users should beware of this software which is archaic, outdated and poorly coded.

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  • 5 stars

    "I have found this app a bit like a swiss army knife."

    August 16, 2011   |   By alextaylornz

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.2.1

    Pros

    I can organise all my important personal information in one app. It has replaced several other separate apps I was using for passwords, finances, home inventory and health records. I can keep info on my kids in here as well.

    Cons

    The USB back up is good but I would like to eventually see the ability for a remote back and web access to my info. But not for all the really sensitive stuff I have in here. I want that to stay on my PC.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worth the money to buy it"

    August 16, 2011   |   By DIG-kaur

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    I have all my user ids, some basic finance, and my health history with me on my PC and also on a flash drive that I carry when I am travelling

    Cons

    The interface can be made to look better in future releases

    Summary

    I have been getting benefits, and have also recommended it to my father and a few friends

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  • 5 stars

    "I have been very pleased with the software"

    August 15, 2011   |   By pransh007

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    many but finance, assets and medical records are the ones for me

    Cons

    Did not find any

    Summary

    Nothing I found came close to offering what myINFOSAFE does. Some offer some items but not others. Also "Ease of Use" was a deciding factor. Great Pim software overall. And agreed with others talking about their support services being fast and helpful

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  • 5 stars

    "Would like my mother to use it"

    August 15, 2011   |   By pranchh

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    Simply amazing. I carry all my important information with me on a flash drive now. My doctor liked the fact that I forwarded him my medical history prior to seeing him. Thanks myINFOSAFE

    Cons

    none. but I am sure there will be a few as I can see some negative comments. I haven't came across any as of now

    Summary

    I hope you will keep improving and growing.

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  • 5 stars

    "My parents just loved it"

    August 15, 2011   |   By ashokbudhani

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    Very good piece of software to carry your personal data with you when on travel. I visited India last month and was concerned about this, but I saw their tutorial video and learned that I can take a backup on a flash drive and carry it with me.

    Cons

    Why don't we have a Iphone /android version. Waiting to have it on my Iphone. I hope a get a free license for the good review. :)

    Summary

    my mom and dad are now happy to have their personal information organised and at one place on their PC. My dad always talks about it with his friends. Feels to see him say that he has his medical history sorted out very well before going to see a doctor for any checkups

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  • 5 stars

    "I am impressed by the software and their support"

    August 15, 2011   |   By smart-comp-user

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    Useful piece of software to maintain an inventory of personal data. I have a copy of my passport, and other important documents under key documents that helped to claim warranty on some broken appliances

    Cons

    I needed .net to run this, but as it is a requirement of my operating system, it is fine. Just found out that all the new widows will have this by default, and if not the new version of myINFOSAFE takes care of it

    Summary

    I had some problem in the beginning to enter data, and understand some functions but their support team helped me understand most of things on a remote desktop connection (free of charge). They always replied to queries in within 24 hours and the thing that impressed the most is that they are ready to make themselves available at a time that was suitable to me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product that keeps digital record of your life"

    August 15, 2011   |   By mridul-sharma

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.1

    Pros

    Saves me from the frustration of not being able to find passwords for online accounts

    Cons

    Can't think of

    Summary

    I have been very please with it. Took me a while to enter info, but i do a little everyday and at the end of it I have a digital record of my life which is safe

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  • 5 stars

    "Loved this piece of software"

    August 15, 2011   |   By mridul-sharma

    Version: MyInfosafe 2.2.1

    Pros

    It has saved me from the frustration of not being able to find passwords to my online accounts when needed

    Cons

    can't think of one at the moment

    Summary

    Amazing product that offers great advantages to me (passwords), and my dad (finance, his health history). I wish to see more added to this in future. Best of luck

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