Editors' Note: PasswordBox is free to download. Save up to 25 passwords before upgrading to a premium account for $1 per month
PasswordBox keeps all of your online passwords in one convenient location and accessible from any computer. This application is slowly becoming a preferred tool around the office, as it's known for decreasing log-in time on Facebook and Tumblr.
The installation file will you set you up with the PasswordBox add-ons for popular browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE. It runs from within the browser environment and works the same way across the board. Installation was quick and relatively painless.
Essentially a vault for all of your online passwords, PasswordBox sets itself apart from competitors with some innovative security features. To access your PasswordBox account you would need a Master Key that only you would know. Keys are placed under Military-Level AES 256-bit encryption on the client side (your device) before being sent off to PasswordBox. If your data is ever compromised, the thief would have no way of accessing it since PasswordBox would not have the needed decryption key. Unfortunately, that also means that should you ever lose your Master Key, there would be no way to retrieve it. This is great for all of you conspiracy theorists out there who want to keep your master plans top secret.
After creating an account, you would proceed to either manually enter all your online handles (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.) and passwords into the extension or let PasswordBox keep track of how you log in through normal use. Following this initial setup, the process of logging into your online life is reduced to a couple of clicks. Clicking on a Facebook account from a PasswordBox extension or set homepage will log you in and take you to the main page of Facebook without having to touch a keyboard. You can also set the sharing of passwords with coworkers and project collaborators for community aliases.
The Legacy feature allows you to designate someone to inherit your passwords and account in case of a life-changing event. The inheriting user would need a PasswordBox account, if he did not already have one. PasswordBox requires official documents such as a death certificate to release any information. Unfortunately we could not test out this feature as it requires an editor faking their own death. The PasswordBox Homepage is customizable and allows you to log in to all of your favorite sites from different accounts with a couple of clicks.
If you maintain a large online presence with many usernames, or are just annoyed about keeping track of multiple passwords and want a simpler option, PasswordBox may be a solution. Now available across most platforms and mobile devices, PasswordBox has made logging in from multiple devices that much easier.
This review has been updated for the official launch with the addition of some features
PasswordBox automatically saves your usernames & passwords while browsing and then you can login to any site on any device in 1-click.
Like DropBox, save a password to PasswordBox and it is instantly saved to all your browsers, computers, tablets and phones.
With PasswordBox.com, you always have the information you need, when you need it.