To make life easier on you folks who go to the Passpack homepage in order to get to the login screen, we’ve added a login form right there for you.
We’re also testing a new home page design, so don’t be surprised if it looks different.
Since Passpack is a service offered via the browser, we’ve always battled with the distinction between “website home page” and “application home page”. Which one should you get when you simply go to Passpack.com? Until now, that’s been the informational website.
But the scales have recently tipped, and the majority of folks now coming to Passpack already know about us (horray!). Our guess is that they want to head straight to the app to either log in or sign up, instead of leafing through the informational pages. So today’s redesign is a test in that direction. We may keep playing with it – or not – in the coming days. Let’s see how it goes.
New Setting for Multiple Concurrent Sessions
Also pushed out today is a new option under Settings > Alerts. If you frequently receive the Operation failed because another session exists alert, then this setting may be for you.
But here’s the caveat: if you turn this alert off, and you don’t know what you’re doing, you could ruin your data. Yes, I just said you could ruin your data:
Passpack is built so that only one person should access one account at any given time. Should more than one account be open, Passpack will alert you and require that you establish a new session. This is an important security measure. It assures that an old version of your account does not override newly saved password changes from elsewhere. Additionally, it protects against people using the same account and overriding each other’s changes unknowingly, which may also sometimes cause corrupt or damaged data.
Only use this setting if you are a power user who works simultaneously across multiple browsers and knows enough to log out and refresh your data if you have even the slightest doubt that it might be stale. Even then, don’t say you weren’t warned.
The Better Way to Share
If you need to share passwords with someone, please open a separate account for each person, then use the password sharing features we’ve built specifically for this purpose.
If there are just two of you, you can do this each with your own free account. For groups of 3 or more people, you’ll require that one account upgrades to paid (usually a company account) then everyone else can keep their free accounts as usual. Also check out the Getting Started Guide PDF for a quick walk through of sharing features and how to set them up.