Are you just messed up remembering your passwords of your different accounts and you want to save them at one single place? Then you are at right place, as this article would tell you about a free password manager, Password Gorilla. This tiny 1.7MB app is a standalone and portable tool, so you can carry your passwords along with you very easily.
Features in brief:
- Password Gorilla stores all your user names and passwords, along with login information and other notes, in a securely encrypted file.
- A single “master password” is used to protect the file. This way, you only need to remember the single master password.
- If you want to log in to a service or Web site, the Password Gorilla copies your user name and password to the clipboard, so that you can easily paste it into your Web browser or other application.
- An integrated random password generator can provide one-time passwords, tunable to various services’ policies.
How to use Password Gorilla
Once you have downloaded the tool, click on it to open it. You will see the following window.
Password Gorilla saves your passwords in a database created by it, the type of the file is ‘file’ which means that it is a system file and it can be opened without Password Gorilla. If you are using it first time than you will have to create a new database by giving it a Database name, entering a password and clicking on New.
In the windows which opens, you will have to provide the master password of database again and click on OK. Your database is ready.
Now you would see a new window open. Using the menu options available, you can click on “Add Login” to add new login information, which you want to be kept secure in Password Gorilla. You can add many logins as you wish.
You can also lock your database if you want to stop working on it for the time being. In the Preferences menu, you can select the Lock Idle Time, which means that your database would be automatically locked after the time provided by you. You can also enable the Auto-save feature, so that you would not have to save it from time to time – the database would be updated automatically.
You can also export the information present in your database, to a text file, from file menu, but keep in mind that the text file created would not be encrypted in any manner and anybody can have access to that text file.
I recommend that you make the copy of the database file and keep it in some safe place elsewhere, just to be secure. It can also generate different and difficult passwords that may be difficult to remember but can result good for your security issues
This application is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platform, and you can download it by visiting here.
Go here if you need tips on how to create strong passwords.