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Password Manager Shootout – eWallet vs. KeePass vs. LastPass

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I initially intended for this post to discuss my disappointment with password managers.  After a few years of hearing tech sites and other tech geeks praise password managers, I finally jumped on the bandwagon last week.  A password manager is software that helps you organize and remember passwords, PIN codes, and sometimes even bank account and credit card information.  I wanted a password manager that would work across multiple platforms – PC, iPhone, and U3 (SanDisk’s thumbdrive technology).  For that reason, I started with eWallet.  From there, I also looked at KeePass, which is the manager I have seen discussed the most in tech circles.  In both cases, I was disappointed.  I was wondering whether my expectations had been too high.  It was then that I discovered LastPass.

For another password manager comparison, check out our showdown between LastPass and 1Password.

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10 Free Programs I Can’t Live Without, Part 2

freesign In the previous post, I discussed the first five of ten free applications that I find to be essential.  As mentioned in the first list, Evernote is conspicuously absent from the list.  That’s only because I have upgraded from the free version of Evernote to the the paid version.  Otherwise, Evernote would be at the top of my list.  Here are the next five free applications on the list.  If there are any applications you find to be essential, let me know in the comments.
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10 Free Programs I Can’t Live Without, Part 1

free2 It really is amazing how much free tech is out there.  Scanning over my desktop, I realized just how many of the programs that I use on a regular basis don’t cost me a dime.  Some of them, I couldn’t live without. That means it is time for a list of the free applications that I find to be essential. To qualify for my top ten list, a program has to be installed on my machine, regardless of whether its functionality uses the internet or not.  I’m leaving Evernote off of the list, because I’ve upgraded to the paid version.  At some point in the future, I’ll take a look at cloud applications.  Without further adieu, I present the first five.  In a later post, I posted the next five.     Photo by Robert S. Donovan. Read more