SplashID 5 has arrived

This is a late announcement, but we wanted to let you know that SplashID 5 has been released for iPhone, Mac and Windows. There have been a ton of enhancements, as you will see below. A couple of important points:

New Desktop Features:

  • Security Enhancements:
    • AES. This US government approved encryption standard
      has been added on top of the already powerful Blowfish
    • Password Hint Question. Password hints can be a little
      too easy sometimes, so first you’ll have to answer one
      of the security questions of your choosing before the
      hint is revealed.
    • Password Strength Indicator. Added to the Set Password
      dialog and the Password Generator. Don’t feel bad if
      you like short passwords. We all do.
    • Clear Clipboard on Exit. This default option is found
      in the Options dialog. It plainly makes sense.
  • Browser Plug-In. SplashID in your browser! A search
    box and Web Login picker is added to Safari/Internet
    Explorer if you install it. This replicates the web
    autofill functionality from the SplashID desktop, but
    as an installed plugin for Internet Explorer (Windows)
    and Safari (Mac). Sorry, but Firefox and other browsers
    will not be supported at this time. To install the plugin,
    go to File > Plugin for Safari/Internet Explorer > Install.
  • Install to Removable Device. Now you can take SplashID
    on a thumb drive (or whatever) anywhere you go. Copies
    the application and database files to <Removable Disk>/SplashID
  • Add Attachments. A new field has been added to the database
    so you can add a file (up to 1mb) to the record for
    association and safe keeping.
  • Add Icons. Just click Add Icons in the Icon Picker,
    so your record and type icons can be whatever you like.
    You will also notice we updated some of the old rickety
  • Smart Types. In the lower left of the Detail View, you
    will find 3 Smart Types containing the latest 10: Most
    Viewed, Recently Modified, and Recently Viewed. These
    help you get to your most popular records faster.
  • Scrollable Detail Pane. If your Notes are longer than
    the provided space in the Detail Pane, you will have
    a scroll bar so you can view the full notes without
    having to open the Edit dialog.
  • Resizable Edit Dialog. You can now vertically resize
    the Edit Dialog so you can get more out of that notes
  • Better Keyboard Support. You can tab between windows
    and UI elements better now to avoid that annoying mouse
  • Enhanced Database Sync Logic. When using the database
    sync feature introduced in version 4, you should no
    longer have lost or duplicated records.
  • Drag and Drop Records into Types. Need to change the
    type assignment for a record? Select it, then click
    it, the drag it into the destination type (Panel View).
  • DeDupe Tool. Scans the database for records containing
    the same data and offers to delete them. Found in the
    File menu.
  • Event Viewer. Logs your activity in SplashID so we can
    provide you with the Smart Types. This may also be useful
    in technical support scenarios. Found in the View menu.
    The log file only contains record names – none of the
    other fields. You can file this file:

    • Mac OS: ~/Documents/SplashID/SplashIDLogFile.plist
    • Windows: C:Users<user>DocumentsSplashDataSplashIDPreferencesEventsLog.xml
  • Better Print support. For record list, text is wrapped,
    and there is an option to print notes. For individual
    records, nice new layout.
  • Minimize to System Tray. On Windows, you have the
    option of minimizing to the System Tray (bottom right)
    instead of the Task Bar. To enable this, go to Options > Minimize
  • Sequential Backup System. Auto backup now saves multiple
    backup files so you don’t lose your data if you have
    a database meltdown, then quit SplashID and overwrite
    the backup file on exit (as in previous versions). Now
    backups have sequential filenames, Backup 0, Backup
    1, Backup 2, Backup 3, etc. When Backup 9 is reached,
    the next save replaces Backup 0, so you don’t spiral
    into infinitely diminishing hard disk space.

New iPhone Features

  • Compatibility with SplashID 5 Desktop. Sync with all
    the cool features from the new desktop application above.
  • Manual IP Address Synchronization. Finally, you can enter
    your desktop IP address if you can’t discover it automatically
    for some reason.
  • Custom Icons. Take a photo or choose an existing one to
    make a custom icon for a record or type.
  • File Attachments. Take a photo or attach an existing one
    to a record for future reference. You can add any type
    of file on the desktop and if the iPhone can view it,
    you can view it in the SplashID record.
  • User Interface Overhaul. Too many improvements here
    to list, but you’ll see. You can also choose between
    different “Views” and “Themes” so you can really customize your SplashID experience.
  • Most Viewed Perspective. A new tab shows you the
    records that you view more often for quick access.
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9 thoughts on “SplashID 5 has arrived

  • August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    When will there be a FireFox Plugin? I'm really trying to be happy with SplashID, but lack of syncronization to the S60 client and the exclusion of FireFox from the plugin list are making it hard to be really happy with the product.

  • August 10, 2009 at 4:43 am

    I can't say when there will be a Firefox plugin, but we are investigating it.

  • September 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    When will you allow folders and sub-folders for your SplashID desktop version using the IE plugin ? Currently I have 216 items in SplashID and scrolling through this plugin list makes the app VERY cumbersome.

  • September 16, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    There are no sub-folders in the Web Logins type, so that would be difficult to achieve. But I find the most efficient way to use the plugin is to immediately use the search box. Type a few letters and hit enter, then select the record you need.

  • September 17, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I bought the iPhone and Windows Desktop set of this software to replace my long-favored password manager, because of the killer sync feature. Overall I'm pleased, but there are two changes I'd love to see:

    1. In the three pane view, be able to display the category list instead of the type list. The category list is far more useful to me, since almost all my entries are just Web Logins.

    2. Make the tiny little clipboard icon on the right side of the display page bigger, and have some kind of visual confirmation (not a popup but maybe a status bar) that tells the user which field was copied. Otherwise it's hard to tell if you clicked the right one without pasting the data elsewhere.

    Also, I want to put my vote in for a Firefox plugin. Absolutely necessary.

  • September 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Add the FireFox plugin. Without that, I think I need to find another app to store my passwords.

  • December 21, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Curious to know when the Android version will be released. I'm considering a purchase of the desktop client + mobile client for my Droid, but it doesn't make sense to do it now if I'm going to have to pay more to upgrade in the next few months.

    And I'd like to add another voice to the call for a Firefox plug-in.

  • January 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Any Chance of a LINUX version?
    I saw the iPhone app at a friend. But without being able to sync to my Desktop it doesn't seem that useful.
    And although I might use the website most of the times I'm searching for an integrated tool.
    It might not be so hard as Gnome & KDE already manage keyrings.
    I'll be watching your blog for updates.
    Great iPhone app.


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