Thanks to Kevin Doel, I recently started testing SplashData’s SplashID (version 4). I had previously tried version 3 on my old Treo 650. It worked incredibly well. I was very excited to try out the new version on my Treo 755p (Verizon Wireless variant). It is available for a variety of mobile OS platforms: Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Series 60 and Blackberry.
I installed the program via desktop installer application, which placed the program on to my Palm and created a desktop application. The desktop application has changed and must say I like the new layout immensely and it is incredibly intuitive. It is available for Windows and Mac. In order to sync the desktop application with the Palm application, you must have the passwords guarding the program on both be the same but once you do; you can update one and have it update the other. I especially liking being able to enter data via a full-size keyboard.
SplashID is not just to guard passwords though it excels at that given its encryption algorithms. The main Palm application is guarded by a password that you set which is as strong as you want to make it. It may be alphabetic with upper and lower case, numeric, and/or special characters. Along these same lines is the ability to create passwords of various strengths with the Password Generator which is part of the program and which allows you to come up with a password on the fly whenever you need one. Never again, will you have to use the same password on a web site; write the website information in SplashID and the new password and you will never have to deal with the tradeoff between forgetting your password or making it too easy.
SplashID comes with some pre-set types of data, which are very useful for quick ideas of how to use this program. The strength of SplashID comes from its ability to allow you to create your own “types” of data. From there you can set the parameters of what is to be hidden; what fields you want defined; and then of course what data to enter.
SplashID is essentially a home safe for your precious data from your insurance policy numbers; Car VIN #; Bank Account information; to your Credit Card accounts and phone numbers and even various PINs. You have your information with you and it is secure. No more to you have to write it down and worry about it being lost and out in world. SplashID is a much safer option. The information is behind 256 bit Blowfish encryption once you set a password; definitely better than a post-it in your wallet any day.[
New features that I found useful in this version were the ability to email and securely encrypt files to share with other SplashID users; auto lockout after 10 missed passwords; and a strength indicator in the Password Generator.
I would highly recommend the thirty-day trial of SplashID. The more you use SplashID; the more you will wonder how you ever lived without it. I know I do.