iCloud Sync Requirements:
- mSecure must be purchased from the App Store (for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices) or
- mSecure must be purchased from the Mac App Store (for Mac computers).
- iCloud must be enabled on all devices for the mSecure app.
Can I use iCloud to sync with mSecure for Mac purchased from the mSeven Software website?
Sorry, only mSecure for Mac purchased from the Mac App is provisioned by Apple for iCloud services. Versions of mSecure purchased from the mSevenSoftware web site are not provisioned to access iCloud files and therefore it cannot access iCloud. If you want to use iCloud syncing, you will need to repurchase mSecure from the Mac App Store.
Can I use iCloud to sync with Windows or Android devices?
Sorry, the iCloud file system is not supported on Windows and Android operating systems.You will need to use Dropbox syncing to connect with Windows and Android devices.
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Mobile and Password Management Survey
mSeven Software wanted to better understand how people managed their password in the era of mobile devices. This online survey consisted of 250+ participants living in the US, mostly people under 35 (see demographics below).
Q: How many web sites do you need a password to access the site?
Q: What is the primary way you record your logins and passwords?
Q: Do you use a small number of passwords (less than 4) on all of your websites?
Q: How many characters is the password you use to unlock your phone?
Q: Have you ever misplaced your phone or tablet computer at work or in a public place and then retrieved it?
Q: Has your phone ever been lost or stolen and never recovered?
Q: Do you store work data on your personal phone or computing devices, including tablets, laptops or home computers?
Q: If you store your passwords on a computing device, which devices? (Select all that apply)
Demographics of Survey Participants
Here are a couple of tips for mSecure for iOS and Android that you might find useful.
Manually moving from one password manager to another can be huge task if you have a lot of records.
This article will talk about what makes for a strong password.
mSecure Password Manager Download
mSecure for iOS
mSecure for Android
mSecure for MacOS
- Mac App Store
- Download (trial and full version - .dmg installer)
- Download (3.1.2 trial and full version - .dmg installer for Tiger)
- Download (3.1.1 trial and full version - .dmg installer for PPC users)
mSecure for Windows
- Download (trial and full version - zip installer)
mBackup for MacOS
- Download (.dmg installer)
mBackup for Windows
- Download (zip installer)
The main view of mSecure is what opens up when you first start the app. It is where all of your records are listed and the starting place to go to the different features within the application. An example of this main view is listed in Figure 1.
We will go through each of the buttons on the main view. In the top left corner of the app is the Groups button which allows you to pick a Group to filter the main list by. This is highlighted in a red box in Figure 2.
You can learn more about our Groups feature here. Next up we have our Title bar. This is highlighted in red in Figure 3.
This will either say "mSecure" if you have the "All" group selected or say "mSecure - " and then the name of the currently selected group after it. For an example, Figure 4 shows a screenshot of what it says when the Personal group is selected.
The + button on the far right of the top toolbar is for adding records into mSecure. This is highlighted in red in Figure 5.
You can learn more about adding records to mSecure here. We are now ready to look at the bottom toolbar. Again going from left to right our first icon is the Sync icon as highlighted in red in Figure 6.
This sync icon allows quick access to sync your mSecure iOS version with mSecure running on another device. Both the Wi-Fi and Dropbox sync options are able to have quick access from this button. The next icon as highlighted in red in Figure 7, is the search icon.
This button takes you quickly to the search bar at the top of the main list view in mSecure. From here you can type and letters or numbers in to search your records. The search allows you to search as you type. For example if you typed in "mail" it would bring up a "Gmail" listing as well as a "Mail Box Number" record since "mail" in contained in both records. So the search feature is quite powerful. The next thing on the toolbar is the sort options. They are highlighted in red in Figure 8.
The list view in mSecure can be sorted by the Name of the records or by the Type of the records. You can tap on either one to quickly resort your list to whichever view is most effective for you. The next icon on the toolbar is the Lock icon as highlighted in red in Figure 9.
This icon, when tapped, will lock the app immediately and ask for your password to get back into your data. This feature is only useful if you have your Auto-Lock setting set for something other than immediate. If you have your Auto-Lock setting set for Immediate then this button has no more effect then simply leaving the app. If you do have the Auto-Lock duration set longer than Immediate, then you can use this feature to lock the app more quickly than the timeout period. You can find out more information about the Auto-Lock feature here. The last icon in the toolbar is the "i" icon highlighted in red in Figure 10.
This icon allows you to bring up the mSecure Preferences menu. You can find out what all of the options in the Preferences menu do here. Now we move onto the main view of mSecure. Your records are displayed in a list view. This view contains different data depending on how you have your Types setup. You can learn more about setting up Types here. So let's take a look at our main view again. You will see one record highlighted in red in Figure 11.
The highlighted record in our case is a bank accounts record. You will notice it has the icon for the Bank Accounts type shown on the far left. Then it shows 5 fields; Description, Account Number, Name, Branch and Phone Number. These fields are displayed in the main view because of how the Type is setup. Each field of a type can be told whether or not to show up here in the main view. You must at least have the Description displayed as a minimum but you can have as many fields as you want displayed. Again you can adjust this and learn more about Types here. You will also notice in our main view are darker bars showing the break between sections. This is highlighted in red in Figure 12.
In our case we have the list sorted by name so our bars are M and W. If you tap on the bar you can collapse the records underneath it as shown in Figure 13.
Also if you notice at the end of the bar is a number in parentheses which indicates the number of records in that heading. For example, we only have one record starting with W so in Figure 14 the number one is displayed.
The last feature to cover is something that will show up once you have more records in mSecure. So far in our examples we just have had the two records. We will not add in a few more records and show the alpha-bar down the right hand side of the screen. This is highlighted in red in Figure 15.
This list allows quick access to the letters by tapping on them, this works just like your Address Book list does for your contacts. At the very top of the alpha-bar is the search icon. You can get to the search by one of three ways. Either tapping the search icon in this alpha-bar, tapping on the search button in the bottom toolbar or by simply scrolling the list down until it shows up above your first entry as shown in Figure 16.
These are the features of the main view in mSecure.