It’s official as of today June 3, 2008, Passpack Beta 6 has been launched.
Some users have already had a taste of Beta 6 during testing. Others may have opted for the preview. But now every single Passpack user will automatically be updated to Beta 6.
When A Door Closes, A Window Opens
…And An Interface Changes
One of the most obvious interface changes is the ‘Home Tab’ versus ‘Password Tab’. Depending on how you configure 1Click Login in your Startup Settings, you may never even need to see your ‘Password Tab’ again. You can log into Passpack, have your favorites load first, your 1Click Login automatically turned on and you are all set for speedy surfing.
(psst.. you should update your Passpack It! button)
I Miss Beta 5!
If you are more the traditional type or have fewer entries and don’t mind taking things a bit slowly, go ahead and personalize the Startup Options (under the Settings menu) to make the ‘Password Tab’ your default tab… but please do have a look at the ‘Home Tab’ once in awhile for updates, reminders and account status.
As Fast as You Want It
Though Beta 6 is visually very different – appearance was not our first priority. Speed, convenience and security hold that honor.
If you don’t check all 100 of your accounts daily, why not give priority to those you do check everyday? You can do this by clicking the star next to each entry that’ll add it to your “favorites”, then head back over to the Startup Options and set Passpack to load them first for you.
Three’s a Charm
Passpack users can choose between 3 different levels of encryption. The stronger the encryption, the heavier the algorithm, therefore the longer it takes to load. By default, all Passpack entries are created with the maximum security level. However, if you have 50 or more passwords, or if you run a slow computer, you can take matters into your own hands.
Next to each entry in your main password list, all the way to the right, you’ll see a lock. Click it and watch it change security levels. Adjust these until you’ve optimized your account for speed.
Some Things Never Change
The anti-phishing welcome message will still greet you as always. The quick search is still your friend. You can still navigate using tags (though we’ve made them easier to get to!)
No one can read your passwords but you – not even Passpack!
Thank You For Your Help!
You folks took surveys, you wrote us emails, you sent us feedback and a handful of you even volunteered your time to help us test. Beta 6 is yours, and we can’t thank you enough. Really.
Massive appreciation goes out to our Beta 6 testers. Most of you chose to remain anonymous, but here are those we have the pleasure of thanking (in no order whatsoever):
- Aurelijus Valeiša – http://Aurelijus.eu
- Donavon Yelton
- Nat Woodbridge
- Thor Marius K.H. – http://www.nitrolinken.net
- Diwaker – http://floatingsun.net
If you’re a tester and want to be on the list – drop me an email. It’s never too late.