FreeMitto Password Manager
Mac OS X 10.0/Server, Mac OS X 10.1/Server, Mac OS X 10.2/Server, Mac OS X 10.3 Server/.9, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC/Server, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC/Server/.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel
Version 1.0Full Specs
Mitto is a free, safe & secure online password manager that works in any browser & makes using the Internet easier & more secure. Mitto has extensions for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome & also supports other browsers via the Mitto Bookmarklet. What can Mitto do? * Save the passwords to all of your sites * Login to them by simply clicking a button * Access your many passwords from any computer * Organize your passwords with tags * Securely share your passwords with trusted friends. The Mitto Firefox Extension puts the power of the Mitto in your Firefox toolbar. Logging into any website is as easy as clicking on the Mitto button. What can the Mitto Extension do? * Add a new website to your Mitto account * Generate super strong passwords when registering for a new site * Log you in to all your sites! In order to use the Mitto Firefox Extension you need to sign up for Mitto. Its quick and easy, and best of all its free.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Obviously security is a big issue now-a-days. For the sake of disclosure, I use the free password Firefox add-on LastPass and have for quite some time without incident. Thus I have had no reason to even consider another similar service until now--at least as far as "for-free" services go.
That said, Mitto Password Manager Firefox Extension is a new project that does something similar to LastPass. It offers for free a service that is a little "more personal." It offers to protect your most critical data for you--your web passwords.
Like all new and unknown offerings, I clicked and visited the developer's site to get a first impression for who they are. What I found was something akin to an infomercial meets one of those Brinks TV commercials. The site is purposefully designed to play on one's fear. This made me uncomfortable right from the start.
Mitto's presentation is just a little too slick. The site is designed to manipulate my fear into adopting them as my password vault and manager. I don't need to be "scared" into using Mitto.
I, as a potential adopter, bring fear to the table myself. I don't need to be welcomed in with little videos and other frightening images designed to manipulate my fears. Instead, rather, make me feel safe. Make me feel "warm and fuzzy" like I'm coming in from the cold.
Humans have for thousands of years relied and survived by following gut instinct and first impressions when it comes to safety. It's innate to us.
I just don't get a comfortable feeling with Mitto's scare tactics. They immediately "turned me off."