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ZAID for Windows

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Key Details of ZAID

  • Create and manage passwords.
  • Last updated on July 24, 2015
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

It's portable and free, but we had a few problems with this password keeper. Since it doesn't require installation, ZAID can be saved anywhere.

Installing this app takes jumping through some hoops. The Help file is a must read before you start the program. Unexpectedly, you'll have to read it straight from the app's ZIP folder. However, as expected, the program doesn't run from the zipped folder, but only from the unzipped folder. Go figure.

You're asked to enter a password at first run, and that password is given in the one-page Help file. Make sure you read how to use the program, as there are no onscreen instructions. Program operation isn't intuitive, despite the simplicity of the interface.

The black-and-blue interface holds only a File menu and a listing of passwords in a spreadsheet-style format. The column headers are Name, Address, Login, Password, and Description. You have to place your mouse in the desired field and right-click to enter data, and use the Tab key to create a new row. Testers who didn't read the Help file first spent more time than they liked trying to figure out ZAID's operation on their own. You can click on the address field to open the URL, and on the password data to copy it for pasting into the appropriate field.

Make sure to hit Save or your data will be lost when you close ZAID. There's no prompt to do so before you exit. There's a Search option, but no way to sort information into categories, or develop any other organization method. The only other feature the program offers is a Password Generator, with several options found under the Additional menu.

ZAID works, and ultimately proved simple to operate, but it lacks data organizational flexibility found in other password managers. Overall, this just wasn't one of our favorite programs, but it's definitely a matter of preference. It's free and you can put it on a any type of removable media, which may be a selling point for some users.

What's new in version 0.2

Version 0.2 is a bug fixing release.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
December 6, 2007
Latest update
July 24, 2015
Version
0.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows XP
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,481
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Create and manage passwords.

Program ZAID stores our personal data like logins and passwords in a password protected file. Data cannot be read without providing valid password. Program can be used from a pendrive, so we can take it everywhere. We can use the program even if someone is standing behind us. ZAID can generate passwords, which we can use with our e-mail accounts and Web pages.

Tree types of passwords can be generated: First, hard to crack - with random lower and upper case letters and numbers, e.g: JBMdiyq324shKdzTX13X2; Second, easier to break, but easy to remember- only lower case letters, easy to read, e.g: toboliv3; Lastly, numerical passwords - easiest to break, but sometimes necessary. We can also check our passwords if they are easy to crack using brute force method. Of course our database can be exported to popular formats like HTML and CSV (Comma Separated Values) and them imported to program like Microsoft Excel or Open Office. Version 0.2 is a bug fixing release.