Although not 100% photography related, this applies to pretty much all computer users. How do you store your important information? Where do you keep your passwords? What about serial numbers for the software you just purchased and downloaded?

Yes you could just put everything into a Microsoft Word document that is password protected but just how secure is it?  Did you know that having your browser remember passwords is very unsecured?  How do you create passwords?  All these questions and more have been solved by an amazing product.

For Mac users the best solution is only a click and $40 away. 1Password uses military encryption to keep all of its data secure.


The newest 1Password version comes with something called 1Password Anywhere which enables you to back up all the data and access it even if the software is not available.  For emergencies or syncing other computers this is very useful!

1Password has stayed up to date on all browsers and will fill in a password with a simple keystroke (which you customize).  Google Chrome support coming soon!

The software will store your application serial numbers and attachment serial files if available. The built-in password generator lets you create very strong passwords and save them so you know what it have used it for.

1Password can create strong, unique passwords for you, remember them, and restore them, all directly in your web browser.”

For the record, I am not getting paid to write this.  I just love the software and their support is top-notch.  Try it for yourself.  They give you a 30 day free trial and trust me $40 is well worth having your data secure.

I am not sure what PC solution are out there so please do share!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the information. Its very useful and interesting. Keep up the great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!

  2. I use KeyPassX – this is an open source product available on Windows, Mac and Linux and is also FREE.

    It uses multiple encryption; AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key

    I am not involved in the project, just a very happy user. see for more info and downloads …

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