mSecure is designed as a more robust desktop version of the popular mobile app. It allows you to create records for your most personal and secure information, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information. And for those with the iOS version, it will sync to it remotely over a Wi-Fi connection. While not a perfect data protection tool, it does offer a range of useful tools for those who want to sync this kind of data between mobile and desktop devices.
Syncs remotely to the mobile version: If you have the iOS version of mSecure installed, you can sync between the various devices, allowing you to make updates on one device and see them on the rest. The syncing doesn't utilize a central database, so local connections are needed, but it's a convenient feature.
Lots of built-in templates: While you can create your own groups, add new types, and customize items quite a bit in mSecure, the app also comes with a number of good built-in templates. There are templates here for prescriptions, voicemail log-ins, memberships, insurance, frequent flyer numbers, and more, which makes setting up your initial accounts fast and easy.
Dated interface and clunky controls: While it is perfectly functional, and you'll find everything you're looking for relatively easily in a single screen, mSecure isn't the most attractive software you'll use. It can also be somewhat clunky trying to find certain functions.
It uses a clustered, somewhat dated interface, and it's not as powerful as some other more robust tools in this space, but mSecure generally does exactly as advertised and provides a solid tool for storing personal data on your desktop, and it also makes a good companion to the mobile version.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of mSecure 3.5.2.
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