v18.104.22.168 - 25th January 2021
PwdCrypter© is an App built for simplify the password management.
The access to the passwods is done using a master password: one password for access to all the passwords you would like to register.
The application is able to connect to the browser by a specific extension, in order to make easy the login operation.
PwdCrypter© is available for free for Windows 10 and Android platforms.
No trial version, no limitation.
Since the version 2.2.0 the application is become an open source project, so the source code is available to everyone and everybody has the possibility to collaborate.
Starting from this version, all the features that they could be unlocked purchasing the PLUS product are now free to use for all users.
You can find the sources on GitHub at the following URL: https://github.com/MattiaVicari/PwdCrypter-OpenSource.
If you want to contribute to the project, at the top right of the page there is the link to my profile on GitHub.
Do you have found a bug?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of arguments
If you won't agree with this, you must uninstall the App from your devices.
The access to the App is although shielded by a password: at the first launch, it will ask you to create a master password.
It is very important remember this password. Without it, you will not able to access to the application.
In the menu there are the following options:
Staring from 18th August 2019, the API of the famouse service called "Have I Been Pwned?" by Troy Hunt requires a monthly subscription.
The reasons of this change was detaily described by the same Troy in his blog.
From the 18th August, the feature available in PwdCrypter that use the API of this service has been down. Due to this, the feature "Check your passwords" has been temporarly removed...
up to the version 22.214.171.124 in which that feature has got the new task of analysing the passwords registered in the App.
The page shows some statistic information:
N.B.: if you have filtered the list in order to show the passwords list in the Cloud, the information showed in the summary will be concerning to the that.
The page shows the complete list of the passwords.
With a button in the toolbar you can apply a filter to the list and change the order of the result.
For open a password and see the detail you have simply to click one of the element in the list.
From this page you are able to modify or remove the password data (using the buttons in the toolbar).
In order to register a new password:
The basic information of a password are:
At the right of every field of these pages is available the button for copy the data to the clipboard.
Additionaly, for the password field is usable the button for show the password as plaintext. In case of insertion, there is also the button for generate a random password (usefull whne you have to create a new account).
A very importanti feature is the complexity level of the password your are typing: more the color is near to the light green and more the password is unguessable.
A detail information that you can find in this new version of the App is the possibility to link attachments to the password.
The attachments are encrypted and grouped with the password data itself.
The feature allow you to change the master password of the application.
Due to the change of the password, the data registered by the App will be recoded.
N.B.: if you have logged in to a Cloud service at least one time, it will be ask you to update the data save in that Cloud platform.
It is not mandatory, but it is advisable in order to keep the data on the Cloud accessable by the App.
It is important periodically backup our data. For this purpose the App gives you the feature for export the data of your passwords.
Are available the following formats:
N.B.: Since the version 126.96.36.199 the formats TXT and CSV are deprecated and replaced by the JSON format. The JSON is a format universaly used for data exchanging.
Important note: for importing the encrypted file .list, it is essential that the master password is the same used at the exportation moment.
For security reason, only the user that has exported the data shall be able to import that in the application.
It is also true that if you have changed the master password, you will not be able to import the .list file that you have created before.
Since the version 188.8.131.52, there are two new commands concerned the Cloud feature:
WARNING: any backup of your data is won't be done by these two features, that data will be overwrited.
It is user care verify the data in the Cloud and/or in the device before start those operations.
The App can use the Cloud as workspace for the passwords data.
This feature is available since the version 184.108.40.206, with only the access to Microsoft OneDrive.
Since the version 220.127.116.11 it is also available the connection to Google Drive.
When the user is logged in to the Cloud, in the filter page of the passwords list you can select the option Search in the Cloud.
In this way, the summary page and all the others features will be going to work with the data in the Cloud.
Starting from the version 18.104.22.168 the check password feature is come back.
Its behavior has changed compared to the previous version, in which the service "Have I Been Pwned?" by Troy Hunt was used (see section Menu to know the change reason): instead of looking for the account in the archives of "Have I Been Pwned?", now a formal password analysis is performed.
Press the button Start checking your passwords to start the analysis of all registered passwords. A message to screen will inform you about the result of that verification.
A button labeled with Some passwords need attention will appear if any passwords that can be improved will be discovered. This button allow you to show the list of the passwords with potentialy security issues.
The result page is similar to the passwords list page: the scrollable list of passwords, the search bar and the button to set an advanced search filter.
The issues that the feature is able to find are the following:
Selecting an item in the result list you will open the page with the detail of the analysis:
This feature has been introduced starting from the version 22.214.171.124 to simplify the backup and restore operations.
The main page shows the date and time of the last backup. If you have set a backup interval (see the Settings section), you can find the date and time of the next scheduled backup.
The button Create a backup allow you to create a backup of your passwords and attachments. The generated file is a ZIP archive which contains the encrypted password file and the folder with the attachment (encrypted) files.
You can also use the Cloud as backup storage.
In particular, for the Cloud storage, you can maintain the backup history (automatically) as you have defined in the Security and access section on the Settings page.
The button Restore allow you to restore the passwords using a backup file. The file you need to select for this operation must be the one you have generated using this backup feature. The export to the ZIP format feature cannot be used for this process.
You can choose to restore a backup available in the Cloud: a specially designed page will show to you the list of available backups.
Starting from the version 126.96.36.199 the application can receive push notification. This (optional) comunication system has been introduced to allow users to know the latest news about the App (they refer to updates, bug or general news).
The push notification will be about PwdCrypter only. However, user can disable the push notifications from the settings panel.
The list of news shows the list of the latest news that they are normally received by push notifications. This feature requires access to Internet.
The page shows the settings option of the App.
You can set:
This settings are saved locally in your device, so they are not exported by the transfer feature.
Since the version 188.8.131.52 the button Security and access is available, which provides additional ways to access the App and password security settings.
N.B.: for security reasons, if you export the password list to the LIST format and try to import it in an installation where 2-FA hasn't been set, the same configuration will be forced.
As a result, exporting to the LIST format (included saving to the Cloud storage and backups) becomes incompatible with older versions of the App that don't support 2-FA.
WARNING: the reminder features that use local push notification can have different behavior depending on the device.
It is known, for example, that on some Android devices, the push notification may be shown at the first launch of the App after the expiration date defined by the interval.
The extension works in this way: open the page with the password information and press the button in the toolbar Send to the browser. The data of username, e-mail and password will be prepared for dispatch them to the extension.
At this point, move to the browser, set focus on the first field of the form to be filled, press the icon of the extension and select the command Fill the form.
After few moments, username and password will be inserted in the form.
The browser extension gives us also the commands for single insert username, e-mail or password, in any field you want.
NB: after some test, we have found that some web sites could block this special feature.
Following the release of MS Edge based on Chromium (15th January 2020), the extension is now compatible with this new browser (install it from the Chrome Store).
In this page you can find:
For doing a claim about this App or simply for supplying advises, you can use the module at the bottom of this guide.
Since the version 2.2.0 it is not needed unlock the additional features on another device.
It is enough update the App also on your second device.