pmg PassCode in Review – Keep your private info private!

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Are you paranoid? Are you lost in heaps of Post-It notes with myriads of passwords written on them? Does your idea of a password look like mdf$%_kdr123_fr? Well then, have I got an app for you! Profartis Media Group (is it only me, but the name of the company brings to mind some strange associations) have recently presented their new password storage app – pmg PassCode!

You know, having had a few bad experiences with login hijacking, I really try to put up some more difficult passwords whenever I must create a new one. But at the same time, this often leaves me forgetting what password is required to that one specific site or program. And pmg Passcode seems to be the perfect answer to my problems.

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Browsing the app’s list of categories, you will notice that there is a lot of focus given to technology-related personal information. The only stock category not directly dealing with technology is credit card. Even the General Info category has only one general note field apart from the standard Login and Password ones. At the same time, with some magic, you can add custom categories or edit the fields used in the stock ones. Though you can’t add or remove fields on entry by entry basis within categories defined this is not much of a limitation.

PMG PassCode has a password generator. You can choose the amount of characters in the password, as well as which group of characters will be used. While this may be important for some, I really try to always create user-friendly passwords, but alas, there is no such option here.

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If you’re worried about the security of the data you put into PassCode, take a load off your mind. The information can be encrypted using a 64bit algorithms. Even if the perpetrator could somehow pull it out of your phone, the app itself can be protected by a master password a self-destruct. Your phone won’t blow up, but after a set number of incorrect login attempts for the super-paranoids among us, all information will be deleted.

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One can’t write about this up and not say anything about the interface. It is simply beautiful. With 6 possible themes and a fast, easy to understand interface it is a model for all PIM apps. Entries can be listed alphabetically or categorically as well as tagged as favourites. In Favourites tabs, they can be listed alphabetically as well as sorted manually. One thing I missed was the ability to organize entries by custom folders and not only using categories or ABC.

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Overall, pmg PassCode is one the simplest PIM managers available on the market. The limited options of entry organizing are offset by the low price, especially compared to the other related apps on the AppStore. One serious concern I will note is that there is no sync or export capabilities. In the end, if all you need to keep track of are passwords and you don’t mind the limitations, then pmg PassCode has a good value at only 0.99$. If you’re looking for something with a bit more, you should really look at the more established PIMs.

On this gracious note I declare pmg PassCode officially touched.
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App Summary
Title:pmg Passcode (v1.0)Developer:Profartis Media Group
Price:$0.99App Size:2.7 MB
  • Beautiful interface
  • Easy to use
  • Good value for money
  • Limited number of preset templates
  • No custom folder organization
  • No desktop sync

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  • http://www.pmgapps.net Thomas

    Dear TouchMyApps,

    –>> Custom templates or fields – YES
    –>> NO limited, unlimited number of preset templates!!! – please click on New item panel “+” button in headline!!!
    –>> Custom fields in category, YES
    –>> Costum folder – please add a new category, or you can choose between ABC or manual sorting…

    More info: http://pmgapps.net/pmg-passcode-support

    Sorry, the program is much more able to!

    Thomas

  • http://www.pmgapps.net Thomas

    Sorry, please refer to the program again, and, if necessary, try!

    Thomas

  • http://www.pmgapps.net Thomas

    It is important to know that your personal data are stored by categories (eg: e-mail addresses, bank card data, logon passwords…etc). Of course you can modify and edit these categories anytime or add new categories as well! Create your own categories and templates for each password-type in order to support your data storage. If you do not need a certain filed you can delete it by using the “Edit” button, but you are free to add new fields in every category.

  • http://www.pmgapps.net Thomas

    …and please read the AppStore text:

    In a future we will make a client side porogram which will ork on PC, Linux, and Mac platform… With this program, you can sync your iPod/iPhone’s pmg PassCode, make a Backup from your data…

    Thank you!

    Thomas

  • Norm4nd

    Very nice app, I love the interface. The app is very useful and user friendly, I recommend it to anyone who needs a good password app.

  • http://itouch.hu/ DarkEvil

    I have to agree with Tomas. You can do what you can’t in “the bad” secion, just a bit problematic (or difficult).

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com/author/tma_chiffan/ ChiffaN

    Yes, I’ve noted this, but, as you said yourself, it’s not out yet, so there is no way for me to value it.

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com/author/tma_chiffan/ ChiffaN

    I’ve removed the point possible to do in the app. Unfortunately, the others are not covered.

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com/author/tma_chiffan/ ChiffaN

    Preset templates are still limited. I’ve made the correction about customizing and adding new templates and I apologize about the mistake.

    By custom folder – I can’t, for example, add a folder “Personal” and a subfolder in it “Finance” and move 2 credit cards and 1 passport in it.

  • http://www.touchmyapps.com/author/tma_chiffan/ ChiffaN

    See above please.

  • http://www.pmgapps.net Thomas

    Thanks Chiffan!

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