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KeePass Password Keeper

KeePass Password Keeper Logo

KeePass Logo

Do you have little sheets of paper and post-it notes hanging around with all your passwords to the various sites you manage? Then this little gem of software will help you keep them all in order, in one place, safe and secure from prying eyes.

Plus, it’ll even help you automatically log in to those sites once you get there.

Yes, I can hear you saying “But I already have that built into my web browser.” Sort of. But what you have built into your browser is nowhere near as secure as this! In fact, if you store your passwords in your browser, even a guy like me, with almost no ‘hacking’ experience, can have access to all your passwords with just a little effort.

If you have to keep a LOT of password and login information around, I’ve found this tool to be quite useful. I like the way I can categorize things, store additional information and comments, color code my listing, give each listing it’s own icon (I use the favicon from the site itself) and quickly copy and paste login information.

KeePass Main Screen

KeePass Main Screen

To get you started, KeePass will import your existing password information from your browser.  In my case, it took a little extra effort. I first had to export my password information from Firefox and then use an add-on tool to KeePass to import the data in.  It was a slight inconvenience for someone with my experience.

But if you don’t feel like ANY hassle, you can just start by entering all those little scraps of paper into KeePass and just enter the new information for existing sites as you visit them.  Before long, KeePass will have everything it needs to make your life easier and it will become a trusted friend.  As a web developer and someone who manages many websites for clients as well, having this little tool around is nothing short of outstanding!

Clicking on the screen image above will take you to the site.  It will open in a new window.

UPDATE: 12-25-2009 There is a new Plugin available which lets you automatically grab the favicon for a site. I suggest you download it to make things a lot easier for you.  Up until this morning, I had been collecting my icons manually.  You can download my icons here.

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Posted by Steve Maziarz - November 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

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Thanksgiving 2009

My short list of the many things I'm thankful for on this Thanksgiving 2009.

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Posted by Steve Maziarz - November 26, 2009 at 9:34 am

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Is Your Social Media Presence Anti-Social?

No one want to get all "juiced up" and then get to your online community and find themselves face-to-face with a site that looks abandoned and with very little current content. Find out how to cure that by building a centralized, vibrant and active community.

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Posted by Steve Maziarz - November 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

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Greyhound Adoption

Dairyland Greyhound Racetrack in Kenosha, Wisconsin will be closing on December 31, 2009. Up to 500 Greyhounds need to be adopted by late December or early January or they will face an uncertain fate. Please help get the word out; there are only 6 weeks to get this task done.

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Posted by Steve Maziarz -  at 7:34 am

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About TAPS

The most common e-mail story that circulates around the Internet about the origin of the song Taps is FALSE. Taps is known mostly by us common folk as the tribute song played at military funerals.

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Posted by Steve Maziarz - November 23, 2009 at 7:32 am

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