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Passpack password manager goes offline with Passpack Desktop

Passpack Desktop
Passpack is an online password manager application that lets you store all of your passwords for web sites, bank accounts, or pretty much anything else in one place. The advantage of storing this info on a web site is that you can access it from any computer. So if you're used to relying on your web browser's password manager to login to your Yahoo!, Google, eBay, and other accounts, you might run into some trouble when using a friend's computer.

But if you're a bit paranoid about storing all of your most important passwords online, we don't blame you. Fortunately, Passpack has recently released a desktop application built on Adobe AIR that lets you manage your passwords without opening a web browser. You can choose to synchronize Passpack Desktop with the web version of Passpack. But you don't have to. In fact, you don't even need to sign up for an account to use Passpack Desktop. All you have to do is install the application, choose a username and a security phrase and start entering data which will be stored on your computer.

The password manager is easy to use. Just enter a title, user ID, email address, and password for each site or service. You can add links, tags, or notes. When you need to find the correct password, you can just search for the site name or a keyword and you should be able to find the correct password. It's not quite as convenient as browser-based password manager that automatically fills in forms for you. But the optional synchronization feature almost makes up for the lack of the browser integration.

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