If you’re like me, you have numerous logins and passwords, credit card numbers, loyalty cards, bank account numbers, PIN codes… The list goes on and on. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app for your iOS device that would safely and securely store all this information for you in an easy to use manner? oneSafe (5.99, App Store link) wants to be that app.
In today’s world we have all sorts of logins, passwords, PIN codes, credit card numbers, supermarket loyalty cards, membership cards, etc. filling up our billfolds and our brains. oneSafe allows you to take all that information and put it in one safe and secure storage area where it’s protected by multiple levels of passwords, and can be categorized by type of information.
oneSafe requires a login using a passcode, a password, or a sequence of finger gestures. Once logged in, the user can enter and view information in one of five categories, (Computer, Wallet, Work, Document, and a category marked “Double Protection”), this is where the multiple levels of passwords comes in. Anything in the “Double Protection Area” is protected by a secondary password. It also allows you to add any information to the “Favorites” screen, and also has a search function to directly access information.
To assist you in recognizing the needed information at a glance, the app allows you to setup the screens for your info in easily recognizable ways, such as if you have the famous gold card, you can view the info on a screen resembling that card, or if you store your Facebook login info, it appears in a blue template. You can also take photos of your actual credit cards and loyalty cards and store the photo securely in the app.
oneSafe also allows you to take photos of documents and other objects, or sync documents directly to the app through iTunes. You can store PDF, Excel, or Word format documents. The app also includes a built-in browser to allow you to securely access sites you have stored login information for.
While the app also claims to be able to sync with iCloud, I could not get that feature to work. Even though the app showed that iCloud was activated, and thus should have been syncing the information between my iCloud devices, it didn’t actually sync any data. The company does mention on its App Store page that the feature is “coming soon”, but if it’s not working yet, don’t show it in the app’s settings.
You can also backup and restore your information via wifi to and from your computer, both to Macs and PCs. The backup uses an encryption key to ensure the security of your backup.
I quite like oneSafe. Entry of information is easy, and the fact that you can store documents securely in the app is a plus. After the document is stored in your app, you can view it within the app, open it in other apps, edit the document, or print the document.
I was able to quickly enter my information, and easily, yet securely access it when I needed to. I was also able to stop carrying around many of the cards and such that I had previously stuffed my wallet with. The secure browser to allow easily logging into sites is a nice feature.
The ability to photograph cards and other documents is a great feature, and was a welcome feature.
Price: $5.99 – App Store Link
- Easy to enter information.
- The photo taking capabilities are a plus.
- Secure document storage also a plus.
- The ability to securely backup and restore your information to and from your computer.
- Colorful and logical templates for credit card and other information.
- iCloud feature doesn’t work.