Most of us today find ourselves integrating our personal lives more closely with our web activities. Whether it involves sharing our personal experiences on Facebook or shopping online, we risk divulging our personal information everyday without a second thought with poorly thought out passwords. Unlike earlier times, we are forced to come up with more and more convoluted passwords that are simply beyond our memory skills. Password managers are handy tools that relieve much of the stress caused by today’s nonsensical password formats. And there are plenty of efficient password managers around to choose from too! In this post, I take a look at Intuitive Password, a relatively new entrant to the field of password management.
Intuitive Password: Review
Intuitive Password was released for general availability on 16 July 2013. It is a free cloud-based password manager that offers both cross-browser support as well as accessibility on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Intuitive Password is encrypted with SSL security protocol and its servers are hosted in fully tested enterprise-grade data centers with firewalls and controlled certificate applications to protect against security breaches. It’s cloud syncing support means that you can access your data from anywhere in the world on any device securely.
And what’s more, Intuitive Password is free to use, at least for the first 100 items. Just head over to https://www.intuitivepassword.com to sign up for a free account. You will need to verify your email address before you get started. Then simply login to your account and start saving up your passwords.
The Intuitive Password Interface
Intuitive Password doesn’t have the most exciting interface, ( I never found black and grey to be appealing) but its 3 panel structure is well organized for easy use. At the extreme left is a hidden panel that displays the Preferences and Toolbox settings. The Preferences tab lets you set up your profile and view your account details. The Toolbox tab lets you make use of single-use codes (one-time codes) to login securely especially when you are using a public computer.
The Categories panel displays various pre-determined categories such as logins, accounts, wallets, identifications and such. These categories cover the most common areas where passwords and secure information are used such as email accounts, FTP accounts, bank accounts, credit card data, passport information and so on. On the Categories panel are three buttons that let you refresh your categories, change your visibility settings, and open up a Category manager to create new categories if you so desire.
The Items panel displays items belonging to each category. You can also view the items you shared with others or other users shared with you. The Search tab lets you find items you created using tags.
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Finally the right panel lets you add, edit and share individual items. To add add new items you need to choose a respective category from the left panel and fill up the details on the right panel. You can also apply tags to items you create to make them easier to find later on and include tiny notes for easier referencing.
The tool’s Password Generator lets you easily set up strong passwords in a single click. Plus searching for passwords is also easy with its alphabetical sort facility.
Intuitive Password is still in its infancy and there are many features that I’d like to see implemented particularly the ability to sign in to a site in a single-mouse click. And a customizable background template would be great too! Nevertheless, its great to see that the website blog connect with users and keep updating the web services with fresh new features. In fact, the team plans to bring more new features such as data export, ability to view passwords offline, SMS authentication, customizable auto logout and such. And you can throw in your feedback as well as request for features you’d like to see on Intuitive Password, on their Facebook page too.
Here’s another quick summary of what the cloud app offers.
Intuitive Password : Quick Feature Summary
- Firewall Protection
- Secure SSL Protocol Connection
- Trusted Enterprise-Grade Data Center
- Anti-theft Security
- Additional Email Security Notifications
- Single-Use Codes
- Strong Password Generator
- Database Backups
- Cross-Platform support
- Cross-browser Compatibility
- Cloud Syncing
- Flexible and Customizable
Overall, Intuitive password may not match up to the Dashlane or the LastPasses of today, but it offers plenty of good features and is consistently adding new ones and improvements by the day. If you’re on the lookout for a simple, well organized password manager, go ahead and give Intuitive Password a try.