7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2012 5:41 PM by upstateny
Richard Holtzworth Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Is there a password manager that works for apps? For example, I use an app on my iPhone to access my Fidelity accounts. It seems password managers only work with online websites through a browser.





Power Mac Dual 867 mhz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 4 32gb
  • 1. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,850 points)
    Is there a password manager that works for apps?


    No. Third-party apps have no control over other apps, so even if they than store passwords, they couldn't auto-enter them into other apps for you.


    You'll just have to copy and paste from your password manager of choice.

  • 2. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    Richard Holtzworth Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks julian. I thought as much but just wanted to confirm. I currently store all my usernames and passwords in a password protected spreadsheet and just copy and paste if needed.



  • 3. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    MieshChell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Richard, try RoboForm, (www.roboform.com) download it on your PC and then download the app on your phone. you can access web sites with your login info saved straight from the roboform app.

  • 4. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    pogothemonkey69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You could try the QuickPaste app - it won't paste directly into your apps but it does provide a list of stuff to quickly put in the clipboard so that you can use the "Paste" command. Works for me anyhow

  • 5. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    upstateny Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Stay away from RoboForm!  I've been a user since 2009 and think they have a great product, but their billing practices leaves a lot to be desired.  They now require annual fees and if you don't want to sign up for that, their response is basically too bad (for Mac users).  For Windows users they say you're free to install an older version.


    Just to make it even more fun, they provide no way for a Mac user to export their existing data so they can port to another app ...


    BBB has them rated as an "F" and they have lost their accreditation.


    I'm currently looking into 1Password (www.agilebits.com) as a replacement.  Although it doesn't seem as full featured as RoboForm, they seem to listening to their customer base and making continous improvements.  Based on what I've read so far, they seem to be a good alternative to RoboForm (with a one time cost, vs an annual fee).


    If anyone else has an opinion, I'd love to see it!

  • 6. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    thetweetsauce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You should really consider calling support and having them clarify their licensing agreements for you, because you are grossly incorrect about almost everything you've said.


    RoboForm Everywhere and only RoboForm Everywhere is an annual subscription (allowing you to use any RoboForm product on all of your devices for one annual fee).


    the RoboForm Desktop and RoboForm2Go products are still a one time charge for the life of the version and do not have to be renewed annually at all. They do not expire.


    Also, what older mac version are you hoping to revert back to? RoboForm for mac was just released as a full version (not a beta) within the past few months. Mac users cannot revert back to an older version of the Mac software because there is no older version. If you purchased a license of your mac, the current version is still included with the license you already own. There is no previous version.


    Although the .rfp filetype is used only by RoboForm and not compatible with other password managers, you can still export the data to create a backup. You can also created a printed list of your data if needed.


    You are not entitled to Windows 7 for free just because you bought Windows Vista and RoboForm (as well as most software) is no different. I understand why you may be unhappy about the upgrade but you should research more.


    Also, LastPass has had multiple security breaches in the past year, RoboForm has had none in the history of the company, just something to think about.

  • 7. Re: Password Manager for Apps?
    upstateny Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    I appreciate the info, but here are the facts from my perspective:


    1.  I purchased RoboForm and was a very happy end user for some time.

    2.  Last year I was asked to upgrade and try Everywhere which has an annual renewal fee.

    3.  I understood the renewal fee and decided to try it.

    4.  After the year was up, Everywhere quit working and I decided to not renew the service.

    5.  Looking to go back to what I had prior to purchasing Everywhere for a year does not work - I now get a message telling me the trial period is over.

    6.  I have opened two tickets with the help desk.  One to ask how to revert back to the previous version.  The second how to export my data.

    7.   I've not yet received an answer to the first question and was told "Print list is a feature not currently available in RoboForm for Mac, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check the "Version News" of future updates for the addition of this feature."


    Bottom line for me is that it doesn't look like I can get back to what I had prior to purchasing Everywhere without investing more money into this company.  So that combined with the Better Business rating, I think I'll invest in a new product (1Password perhaps?).  I'm just trying to share my experience with others to give fair warning.