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Author Topic: houseforge recommendation September 2006  (Read 6753 times)

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houseforge recommendation September 2006
« on: September 05, 2006, 09:45:07 AM »
about houseforge recommendations

In this section I want to recommend one tool each month. The tools have to meet several criteria:

* work both on Linux and Windows
* have to be free, as in "no cost", and open source of course
* provide "extra value" to the user: useful and/or fun, or just plain amazing
* I have to like it

Please tell me if you think I should consider a certain tool, game, program, application, whatever. You name it, I rate it! :D



  :Thmbsup: Here Is The HouseForge Recommendation for September 2006  :Thmbsup:

short

Name:
Keepass
Purpose:
Secure password safe, and password organizer/manager
URL:
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/
Mini-Review:
right here on dc.com

longer

For the month of September 2006 I have decided on Keepass because it is very useful, has features at least *I* want, and it works both on Windows and Linux; there are even ports to PocketPC, Palm OS, and MacOS X. And so you don't have to rely completely on me, Donatiocoder.com member Josh has written a mini-review.

Keepass helps you organize your passwords for just about anything: websites, email accounts, databases... You can organize passwords and search for them. The passwords themselves are securely stored on harddisc, protected with quite strong encryption.

Also you can use Keepass to generate "strong" passwords, so you don't need to come up with them yourself and dont have to use yet another program.

Now, I must admit I don't use keepass(x) myself yet, as I am very happy with Revelation. However, I am very much intrigued by keepass and will definitely try it out myself soon. If I hadn't found Revelation yet, I would have used Keepass.

I am very well aware that there are many "password safe" programs for all the different operating systems out there, but only a few (one?) of these programs support several operating systems; hence I recommend Keepass.


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PocketPCkeepass-pocket-main.pnghouseforge recommendation September 2006keepass-pocket-add.pnghouseforge recommendation September 2006
Linuxkeepass-x-main.pnghouseforge recommendation September 2006keepass-x-add.pnghouseforge recommendation September 2006
MacOS Xkeepass-mac-main.jpghouseforge recommendation September 2006keepass-mac-add.jpghouseforge recommendation September 2006
« Last Edit: September 05, 2006, 10:51:48 AM by housetier »

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 10:21:32 AM »
House, i'm very happy to see that you have started the houseforge recommendations - looking forward to reading them regularly  :up: :up: :up:

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 10:43:02 AM »
Hey, I use Keepass and never knew there was a Linux port, excellent news indeed.

Plus I think this is a really good idea :Thmbsup:, can't wait to see what the coming months will bring us.

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 12:55:39 PM »
Ok, that's what i call a neat post!
Great work, House!
You're definitelly getting some credits for this, i love the idea!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 09:00:26 PM »
housetier: you mentioned something about Revelation. does it have a website?

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 01:16:56 AM »
There is also a Pocket PC version:  http://keepass.net/i...ex.php?kppc-download

and KeePassX, which will run on both Linux and Mac: http://keepassx.sourceforge.net/en/

Edit: oops...wasn't paying full attention and didn't realize that Mac & PPC were mentioned...sorry.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2006, 01:19:54 AM by app103 »

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 06:00:50 PM »
housetier: you mentioned something about Revelation. does it have a website?

It does, but Revelation
...is a password manager for the GNOME desktop
Which means it will not work on windows; therefore I didn't link to it originally.

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 05:37:49 AM »
this thread is a wonderfull idea :) I love it...

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2006, 04:29:24 AM »
Great idea! I'll definitely visit this thread regularly!

KeePass is invaluable to me! Highly recommended!

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Re: houseforge recommendation September 2006
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2006, 05:07:35 AM »
 :D :P ;D

Thank you all for the positive feedback! It sure feels great  :-*

Remember to suggest something for next month's recommendation; I am watching freshmeat but I might miss something.

Don't be mad if I don't recommend your suggested program/tool. I look to see if it matches the criteria then "keep it mind" on del.icio.us; when it comes to chosing I look at the list and decide on a whim, I pick the one that I like best at that moment. Highly subjective.  :)