Monday, February 09, 2009

SplashID for iPhone review

From iPhoneApplicationList:

Now there are plenty of so-called secure database utilities. Applications that let you enter data and encrypt it from others. So far so good. But are you really going to sit there typing ALL your private information into your phone? I thought not. For an average user, with hundreds of private entries, the only practical solution is to enter the data in the first place over on your desktop PC or Mac, either by typing on your full sized keyboard, by pasting text in from other sources, or by direct import from another desktop database system. And here comes the crunch. You now need to sync this all over to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

This is the point where most secure utilities fall down - they exist only on the phone. Or only on the desktop. But SplashID scores heavily by existing on both, and with a foolproof 'sync over Wi-Fi' feature. Of course, you can still enter new entries or amend existing ones on the phone - all changes get synced seamlessly over to the desktop version on your next sync. Kicking off such a sync is as easy as tapping on its front screen icon. It's immediate too, as your desktop is scanned for, found via Wi-Fi and data from the Desktop version of SplashID used to sync with.

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