Last week I presented a password manager called KeePass. It’s an easy to use program that will remember all of your passwords and login credentials. If you missed the article and the link to download a free copy of it, click here.
For those of you who did your homework and tried it, we’re ready to move on to the next step – making the password information available to you not just from your computer, but from anywhere. There are several online password manager services on the internet that include online access from anywhere, but they all charge a monthly fee forever. I’m going to show you how to do the same thing, with one of the best password managers (KeePass) for free!
The solution is DropBox. You can set up a free account in under 2 minutes, and get 2gb of secure, personal, online storage. No strings attached and no annoying ads – it’s really free. Just go to www.DropBox.com and choose the basic plan. Next step is to download the version of KeePass for your device (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc). Download it here.
After you install KeePass on one of your devices and run it for the first time, you select File – New and tell it where your information is to be stored (after the first time, select File – Open instead). You will see a folder called DropBox. KeePass thinks it’s a local folder on your computer, but in reality it’s your private, secure, online folder in the cloud! Do the same for all of your devices and computers and continue to link them to the same DropBox folder.
That’s it – you now have your own online password manager and it’s completely free!