Want a sneak peak at some of the changes to PassPack in the upcoming Beta 6? Here you go!
Thanks to all your feedback, we brought the tags up and on the right – they should be much easier to see and use this way. The screen was rearranged to accommodate:
(it’s a work in progress)
You can star your most used entries to get at them faster. For those of you with hundreds of passwords, you can choose to load just your starred items when you startup PassPack everyday.
Let’s face it, most of us only use the same 10 sites everyday. By loading only these at startup, you’ll save many precious seconds of unpacking during sign in. Should you need one of your non-starred items – no problem, they’re just a click and a few more seconds of decryption away.
Not interested? No problem, it’s optional.
One, two or three padlocks? You can choose the encryption level you prefer for each and every entry. The default is PassPack’s top AES-256 (three padlocks) encryption. AES-256 is strong, but it’s also fairly slow. For less critical sites, you may want to lower that to AES-128 (two padlocks) or for the really “who cares” websites go with xxTEA-128 (one padlock).
Again, if you have lots of passwords, you can save some packing and unpacking time by tweaking the encryption levels – one padlock is 20 times faster than three padlocks!
Can’t be bothered? Ok, just leave everything as-is and you’ll enjoy full AES-256 encryption on all your entries.
This is my new favorite feature. Once you’ve made a change to any one of your entries, you can decide to press the Save my Pack button, or to revert it back to the way it was.
How does this save time? Well, it doesn’t. But the change in architecture behind it does.
Currently (in Beta 5) all of your entries are packed up and are saved when you press Save my Pack. In Beta 6, only entries that have been modified will be saved. That’s a huge chunk of time you’ll be saving.
(These icons are first-draft, we’ll likely change them)
Just ask, and I’ll answer.