Tour of Web Confidential

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Tour

This tour will show you some of the features of Web Confidential.

Getting started

To start, choose New from the File menu to create your password file. You will be presented a document window with a Panther-like toolbar. Please note the Category popup menu in the left and the Search toolbar item on the right.

List View

You can create a password in any of fourteen pre-defined categories. You will certainly use the category 'Software Keys' to store the registration keys of the software you own. You will also certainly use the 'ATM/PIN Cards' and 'Online Banking' categories to store your confidential passwords and PIN codes. You will also use the category 'Email Accounts' to store the data of the several Email accounts you have.

Category popup menu

To store the data of your new password item, please select a category and click on the Add toolbar item (the icon with the plus sign on it). Down slides the Enter Sheet that allows you to add the data for this new password item.

Enter Sheet

Finding your passwords

Let's now assume you need your registration key for Eudora. Just type 'eud' in the Search toolbar item and click Return. Immediately, the search results appear in the List View below.

Search Results

Click the search result you want and use the Action menu to easily copy the registration key of this item.

Action menu

System-wide access to your passwords

Let's now assume you need a user ID and password to access a web site. First find it using the Search toolbar item above. When you have located your password, select it in the List View. You can now choose Go from the Action menu. You are switched to your browser and the system-wide Password Utility Window is shown, giving you access to all the data about this password.

You can now use the ID & Password button to automatically fill in a WWW Form. Or, you can use on of the button with the Clipboard icon to copy password data to the Clipboard.

Utility Window

Dock Menu access to your passwords

While you are in another application, like Safari, Explorer or Mail, you can Control-Click on the Web Confidential icon in the Dock and you can then use the popup menu to access all your password items. Note also the Cabinet menu item. With this command you can easily open other passwords files you might have in your 'cabinet'.

Cabinet Dock popup menu

Shared Menu access to your passwords (PowerPC Macs only)

While you are in another application, like Safari, Firefox or Mail you'll also have access to your paswords via the Shared Key Lock menu.

Key Lock Menu

Encrypting your password file

All your passwords in your password file will be protected by one master password: the passphrase. Optionally, you can add your passphrase to the Keychain.

Encrypt

Compatibility and synchronization with Microsoft Windows and Apple's iPhone

You can exchange password files with Web Confidential for Windows, since the file formats on both platforms are binary compatible.

A version of Web Confdential for iPhone is forthcoming.

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