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 itPlease tell me
if you think I should consider a certain tool, game, program, application, whatever. You name it, I rate it!
Here Is The HouseForge Recommendation for September 2006 shortlonger
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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