Coppola, November 2006
OS 3.1 or later including Treo 600, 650, 680, 700p; Windows
Mobile 2002 or later, Pocket PC or Smartphone, including
Treo 700w and Motorola Q; Blackberry 7100, 7130, 7250, 7290,
7520, 7730, 7750, 7780, 8700, 8703, 8707 and Pearl; Symbian
UIQ Smartphone, Nokia series 60 Smartphone; Desktop — Windows
98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP or Vista; Mac OS X 10.1 or later, Intel
Macs under Rosetta
last count I have approximately 100 web site logins, IDs
and passwords. In addition, I've got credit card, airline
reward card and bank account information. My brain can't
hold all that information effectively. At best I can only
remember the user IDs and passwords for my main e-mail
accounts so I can at least check mail on the road. So how
do you keep track of all the other information effectively
and keep everything safe and secure from prying eyes? In
a data vault of course.
bet that most people have a sheet of paper with their
web banking passwords and other sensitive information
tucked underneath a keyboard or in a file folder in a
desk drawer. Maybe some of you have web passwords and
personal information listed in a neatly organized word
processor document or spreadsheet utilizing the typically
flimsy password protection built into Microsoft Word
and Excel. Unfortunately, thousands of laptops are stolen
each year from businesses and homes and the easiest way
for crooks to get at your sensitive information is to
get their hands on that piece of paper or to hack your
word document or excel spreadsheet. If you want piece
of mind therefore, the best way to protect your personal
information is by making using of a portable data vault.
for Blackberry was tested on a laptop running Windows XP
Professional together with a Blackberry 7130 handset. Installing
the software on our laptop was quick and easy. The software
consists of two main components: a) the SplashID desktop
manager which installs on your PC or Mac, and b) the SplashID
mobile application that is installed on your handheld device.
We found the supplied PDF user guide very helpful in getting
the software loaded correctly on our Blackberry 7130 and
I recommend that you follow the instructions to assist
with your handheld device install. If you have a previous
version of SpashID for Palm or one of the other variations
for another mobile device you can have them run independently
as the installer will create a separate folder in your
Program files folder on the hard drive to keep track of
device-specific data. SplashID uses an extremely secure
256-Bit encryption method called Blowfish
SpashID Desktop user interface is designed to be very
easy to use. You can store almost anything of importance
from birthdays to combination numbers and serial numbers
to clothing sizes. Other items that you can store include
banking information, calling cards, credit cards, e-mail
accounts, emergency contacts, airline rewards, insurance
info, memberships, phone numbers, prescriptions, vehicle
info, voicemail passwords and web logins. You can even
categorize your entries as personal or business and define
them as you like.
data is simple and you have the option of adding notes
and having SpashID generate a secure password for you.
SplashID is supplied with 63 category icons, making it
easy to identify your data with easy to recognize symbols.
I find that locating information is much easier when
an icon is used as an identifier. Operational simplicity
is the key and the user interface has been designed to
be accessed via the Blackberry thumbwheel. All of the
SplashID options and commands are accessible using the
thumbwheel and activation button to add items, edit,
set passwords, and mask/unmask passwords.
Blackberry handheld portion of SpashID contains an exact
duplicate of the information that you entered in the
PC/Mac desktop component, except that the handheld interface
is scaled down to make better use of the small screen.
Enter information on the handheld and it will be updated
in the desktop component at the next sync and vice versa.
number of customizable record types and categories
data between handheld and desktop versions
protection using 256-bit Blowfish encryption
customizable password generator
list view supports color and icons
records with other SplashID users
and restore feature
really didn't find any.
small installation footprint on your PC and mobile device.
Multi-platform support. Great value for the money. Records
are very customizable. Impressive importing capabilities
from previous versions. You can access important information
while away from your PC. SplashID is a superb software
tool to help you keep and protect all your personal information
on your handheld device and PC. Palm OS, Pocket PC, Windows
Mobile and Symbian versions of SplashID are customized
to take advantage of the various hardware controls (scrollers,
d-pads, etc.) found on each device. SplashID is a secure,
useful product. Highly recommended.