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A Password Manager is like a Swiss Army Knife

If you’ve used a password manager app before, you probably found that it is one of the apps you use almost every day. This is especially true if you use it to store things other than passwords. I use mine to track all sorts of hard-to-remember information. Knowing that all of this information is a tap away is very calming.

Password Manager is a Swiss Army Knife

What Information do I track in my Password Manager?

I have almost 200 entries  of information stored in my password manager (aMemoryJog). Here are the number of entries per category:

  • Automobiles (5 entries) – I keep information about my cars (VIN numbers, purchase date and amount, insurance info, etc).
  • Biking (7 entries) – We own several bikes and keep track of when I bought them, how much I paid, and their serial numbers in case they are lost or stolen.
  • Blog (4 entries) – I keep track of my blog logins, email, FTP and Go Daddy account info.
  • Business (30 entries) – When you have a business, you have a D-U-N-S number,  software for your business, websites to promote your business and all sorts of other miscellaneous info. All of this can be tracked.
  • College (15 entries) – With 2 boys in college, I have to keep track of their college website logins (so I can pay their bill), their stipends and all the contact information for their apartments (utilities, etc.).
  • Finance and Banking (17 entries) – With multiple bank accounts, credit card accounts, paypal accounts for all my family members, it can get out of control. By tracking them in aMemoryJog, all of that info is at my fingertips.
  • Healthcare (2 entries) – I keep track of my healthcare logins, doctors, etc. here.
  • Housing (20 entries) – I keep logins for my utilities, TV, and other secure sites. I also track contacts for maintenance (like air conditioning and other sundry contractors), property tax info, HOA information and lots more.
  • Recipes (12 entries) – I am learning to cook and having my favorite recipes at my fingertips keeps me from bugging my wife about how to cook a specific dish.
  • Software (45 entries) – I have all types of software (MS Office, Photoshop, etc.) and keeping track of their serial numbers would be insane without aMemoryJog.
  • Volunteer (5 entries) – I like to volunteer at places like Habitat for Humanity and keeping track of my contacts are important.
  • Wallet (45 entries) – This covers anything I used to keep in my wallet. Things like airline reward numbers, car rental numbers, driver license info, hotel reward cards, passport numbers, and other reward programs.
  • Watch (1 entry) – I bought a cool watch a while back but setting the time is difficult to do. So I put instructions in aMemoryJog, now I can do it quickly.

As you can see, I use aMemoryJog a lot! What things do you track in your password manager?

aMemoryJog Password Manager

If you would like to download a free copy of aMemoryJog, click here.

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aMemoryJog Free Password Manager is now available in the Apple App Store

For those of you following my blog, you know that I’ve been working on a password manager app called aMemoryJog. I am happy to say that after almost a year of development and testing, it is now now available in the Apple App Store! We have both a free and paid version of the app, you can download them here:

These work with both iPhone and iPad. The web edition works with any PC or Mac. How does it work? Watch this quick video to see how it works.

Why do you need a Password Manager App?

I bet you have lots of passwords and keeping track of them can be difficult. Maybe you are keeping your passwords in a spreadsheet or written notebook that can easily be stolen. Or you may be keeping the same password on every website. If someone learns that password, they will have access to all of your secure websites.

aMemoryJog - Best Password Manager for iPhone

Using a password manager app like aMemoryJog safeguards your passwords with 256-bit encryption (like most banks). It stores the website address for each website userid / password you use and will auto-fill the stored userid and password when you go to that website. That way you can create really strong passwords for each website but not have to remember them.

aMemoryJog Password Manager Web and iPhone editions

aMemoryJog Web and iPhone editions

What if my iPhone is Stolen?

Last year, over 3.1 million smart phones were stolen and an alarming number of them did not have a passcode. If your phone is stolen and your passwords are stored in a spreadsheet or notes area on the phone, your passwords are at risk of being compromised.

A while back, I was at the gym and left my iPad on a bench for a couple of minutes. When I returned, it was gone. For days I worried about someone logging into my secure websites and it made me think that there must be some way to protect them.

aMemoryJog will do that. If you are using aMemoryJog on your iPhone and it is lost or stolen, you can log into the aMemoryJog web site and remotely shut down the aMemoryJog password database that’s on your phone. When the thief tries to log in, it detects it has been stolen and erases all of the passwords from the app.  See this video to see how it works.

Can I ask a big Favor?

Now that aMemoryJog is in the Apple App Store, can I kindly ask that you download the free edition here?

Reviews can really help an app do well in the app store. If you like the app, can you leave a review in the app store? If you don’t like it, send me an email (support@amemoryjog.com) and let me know what you dislike about it so I can fix it.

If you like the free app so much that you would like to upgrade to the paid (Pro) edition, wait until Thursday March 26, 2015 — I am going to offer it for half price for 30 days (it will be $4.99 instead of $9.99).  Here are the advantages of upgrading to the Pro edition:

  • No Ads – The pesky ads go away
  • Recycle Bin – You can un-delete any deleted records
  • Backup and Restore – Safeguard your passwords by backing them up to the cloud
  • Free web edition – You can access the web edition for free
  • Remote Self Destruct – Wipe out your passwords if your phone is lost or stolen
  • Being Cool – It’s cool to support our hard work

Thanks so much for following my journey as I developed and release the app. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the app!

Using Self-Destruct to erase passwords for your lost or stolen iPhone

Great news: The password management app (aMemoryJog) that I’ve been working on for the past year has just been approved by Apple for the App Store. It will be released to the App Store on March 18, 2015.

Using the Self-Destruct Feature

As we prepare for the launch, thought I would share one of the unique features of aMemoryJog.

A while back, I was at a health club and left my iPhone unattended for a couple of minutes. I came back and you guessed it, it was gone. All I could think about was someone logging into my secure websites with my saved passwords because I had not put a code on my phone.  Since then, I’ve learned that over 3.1 million smart phones were stolen last year so it is a large problem.

Almost a year later, I released my solution: aMemoryJog. Sure, it manages all my passwords and lets me easily log into websites, but it also has a self-destruct feature. If my iPhone is ever lost or stolen again, I can remotely shut it down and wipe out the passwords. Wanna see how that works? Click here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnV4odkCLUA 

aMemoryJog - iPhone Stolen? Remotely self-destruct it

If you want to be one of the first to download aMemoryJog once it is in the App Store on March 18, 2015, click here: http://www.amemoryjog.com/Download-Password-Management-App-iPhone.aspx.


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#AppOfTheDay: Roadtastic Road Bike – Track all your cycling rides

I’ve ridden my bicycle over 2,000 miles in the past year. It is great exercise and a nice way to spend a few hours. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors, take in nature, and it reduces the old waistline.

When I first started cycling, I needed a way to track my rides. I wanted to track duration, miles traveled, heart rate, and average speed. I came upon this app, Runtastic Road Bike, and it has been one of the best apps on my iPhone.  Want to see it in  action? Click below to view the video:

 Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvx38Qxg9e8

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#AppOfTheDay: iPhone Reminders App – Sharing your Grocery List

If you go grocery shopping with your spouse, room mate or friends, it would be cool to divide the grocery list up so that you can get the shopping done faster.  With the free iPhone Reminders app, you can easily do this.

Watch the 2 minute video below, it steps you through using the Reminders app for sharing grocery lists. You can also use the app for sharing other lists — you are only limited by your imagination!  Click below to view the video:

Share your grocery list with iPhone Reminders

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 Direct Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yoa5e2y18Sk 

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#AppOfTheDay: Shopping List Free (Grocery List)

Today’s App of the Day is Shopping List Free (Grocery List) by Hensoft. I don’t know about you, but before going to the grocery store, I like to make a list and check off the list as I go. I used to do that with paper and pen but I find it easier to have it on my iPhone and check them off as I am shopping.

Once I started looking for a Shopping List app, I stumbled on to the Shopping List Free app. The app is free and it is very easy to use. Simply create a Shopping List, add items and as you are in the store, simply tap each item to check it off the list.

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Once you are done, you can clear the check boxes to reuse the list again later. It also remembers all of the items in the list and you can create a new list from an existing one by selecting them instead of having to type them all in again.

If you are interested in this app ,check it out here: http://bit.ly/1DqGQEo.  Enjoy!

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