All of us have gone through the hassle of resetting our passwords at least once in our lives just because we have forgotten them. There are so many different accounts to manage that it is not possible that you or I can remember passwords for all of them. A simple solution is to use the same password for all your accounts, but I don't think I have to tell you how dangerous this practice is. in your interest use strong and different passwords for all your accounts. However, this practice, although safe and necessary, also makes it difficult to remember passwords. A good solution to this problem is to use a password manager.
Icecreamapps members are known for creating very useful and fantastic apps for the Windows ecosystem. Not only are the apps excellent, they are also free. Their latest offering rightly called Icecream Password Manager, an app that not only helps you manage those annoying passwords on your Windows machine, but does a lot more. So before we forget and have to reset another password, let's check the app, should we?
Although used as a password manager, the app is excellent. You can save all your accesses in its vault and access all the passwords of your browser (Mozilla and Chrome) by entering the main password. As mentioned above, saving accesses just one of the many functions it does, the app also has many other useful features. Let's take a look at the best of them.
Before we get into what this app does, the first thing to do is to understand how secure the app itself is? After all, no secure password can protect you if your password vault split into. Well, I'm happy to tell you that the app follows bit encryption "AES-256" standard of the sector . This means that it offers the best encryption in the class making it indispensable in its almost impossible safe.
The main function of this app is the management of your logins and passwords. When installing the app, you will need to create a vault with a master password that will contain all the information. Inside the vault, you can save your logins manually or let the browser plug-in save it . When you log in to any account, the plug-in will automatically detect it and ask for permission to save your login information. Once you have registered all the passwords, from the next time you will not have to enter the site specific password. Whenever you are on any login page, click the plug-in icon and enter your master password, the specific password for the account will be filled in automatically and you will be logged in.
Another thing you can use for the app is generating a complex password full of random alphanumeric characters . When you have time you have to use this feature to change the password for all your accounts. This will keep them safe. Anyone who tries to hack your account will have a hard time deciphering your password.
The app also allows you to save your personal information securely in the vault. This is useful when you automatically fill in any online form. Whenever you are filling in an online form, click on the application plug-in and select the Identit option to automatically fill in the form.
Credit card management
You can save an unlimited number of cards inside the vault. Click on the add item and select the "Credit Cards" option. Here, enter all the necessary details and press Save. Now, every time you make an online purchase, you can fill in your credit card information using the application plug-in. It allows us to safely save your credit card information, eliminating the hassle of carrying your credit card every time you want to make a purchase.
Identity card management
You can also save several identity proof documents to keep them securely in the vault. can add your driving license and passport . A good practice is to keep a digital copy of your important test documents, as they are useful when you lose the original by accident.
The app also allows you to save protected notes within the vault. There is a section dedicated to notes where you can write and save your notes. The notes will be accessible only to those who know the main password which in this case will be you.
always better to keep a backup of all passwords in case the hard drive doesn't work. You can sync all your data to your Dropbox account and save everything to the cloud. All the data is encrypted so you don't have to worry about whoever accesses it without knowing the password.
How Icecream Password Manager works
I explained a little bit about the operation of Icecream Password Manager in the previous section. Let's see them in detail. After saving all information (login, personal information and credit card information) in the vault, access and use just a click away. Whenever you are in the browser and want to use the saved information, enough click on the app extension icon and a popup will appear asking for your master password . As soon as you enter the password, you can select the data required to use it on the browser.
For example, I used the automatic credit card fill feature. Once I was on the payment page, I clicked on the extension, entered the main password and selected the credit card option. If I had more than one card saved in the vault, I would have a choice between the cards.
By selecting the tab, all the details will be filled automatically as shown in the image. This is the same process you will use for everything including the login and form fill function. By the way, if any of you ask, the card information shown in the image is false.
Ease of use
As with any password management software, you will have to invest some time in configuring Icecream Password Manager. First of all, you will have to create a safe protected by a main password and then you will have to save all your login information together with your credit card data and personal details to fully use the app. To add a detail, click the "Add item" button and select the relevant option from the drop-down menu.
Once the vault is set up, use it as easily as clicking the extension icon. It works perfectly and when using it, it never let me down anywhere. I could easily access, fill in forms and make payment through my credit cards on all the websites I tested. The only problem I encountered was saving the login details. Sometimes the plug-in was unable to identify that I was logging in and did not ask me to save my password. Fortunately, there is a way to save the login credentials manually. However, I hope they fix it in future updates.
One feature I love about this app is that automatically classifies all information in different sections simplifying access to data. There is also a search bar at the top making it easier to search for the items you are looking for. All in all, the really intuitive and easy to use app. Synchronization and backup of Dropbox easy to configure and instantaneous. The fact that the software is free to use without advertising acts as an icing on the cake.
- It works everywhere and every time.
- Offers AES-256 bit encryption.
- Free to use without advertising.
- Easy configuration procedure with an intuitive interface.
- It offers multiple functions including password management, automatic filling of forms, protection of credit card information and protected notes, among others.
- Automatic password detection to save your fussy login.
- No cross-platform availability of the app.
Remember only one password for all your accounts
Managing passwords something we shouldn't worry about. What we should worry about creating strong and different passwords for all our accounts. Icecream Password Manager eliminates both these concerns by allowing you to create secure and powerful passwords and access them by remembering only one main password. The app is also completely free to use. So don't wait and install the app now. Also, let us know your thoughts on the app in the comments section below.
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