These days it is easier than ever to share information with someone over the web, and it seems that more and more aspects of iOS and OSX are bringing some sort of social integration. For the most part this is a great thing, since this allows you to easily stay in touch with the people who matter the most and to always share new pictures and messages at ease. On the other hand, some things need to be private and not that easily accessible to anyone, and this is where a password manager comes in handy.
The market for password managers is quite large at the moment, and in case you’re searching for the right one, you can choose from several high quality applications. We’ve reviewed some of the most popular ones like 1Password and PassLocker, and you can still find these reviews right here on MacReview. In today’s article we are going to review mSecure (3.5 version), which is made by mSeven Software. This password manager could be purchased using the Mac App Store for $20, which is very affordable for this software category, so we were interested to see what this application can offer.
When you open mSecure for the first time, you’ll need to create new mSecure credentials which are going to give you access to your private info every time you open this application. Once you’re done with that, you’ll be greeted with a clean slate. Interface is very user friendly, especially for a password manager. Simply click on “Add Item” and a new window will slide out.
Tto add a new entry, the first thing you’ll need to do is to choose a type of that entry, which will automatically adjust needed empty fields. For example, if you choose to add a new web login, you’ll get fields like URL, Username, and Password. On the other hand, when you choose to add a new bank account info, you’ll get a set of fields like Account Number, PIN, and so on. The good news is that mSecure gives you ability to create your own entry templates, so mSecure can hold any kind of sensitive info. This template editor is very easy to use, and offers numerous ways to design a new entry template.
Once you’re done adding new info, these entries are going to be shown in mSecure’s main window. You’ll need to click on an entry to get all the information, so in case you’d like to copy it you can use the clipboard icon.
The main disadvantage of mSecure is lack of any extensions which could create connection with a web browser. This is something you can see with the most popular password managers and this really means a lot. On the other hand, mSecure comes with $20 price tag, which is very affordable, and which is its major selling point. The bottom line is that if you need a basic password manager with some nicely designed additional features, mSecure is the right choice.