Review: SplashID Desktop and BlackBerry Application

Review: SplashID From Splashdata.com

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

Price: $29.95 60 day money back 30 Day trial

Use: Password managing utility and encryption

Most people use the internet to either check email, conduct business and do their shopping. What protects us in the internet is a well though out password but with so many accounts is usually hard to remember passwords and sometimes we tend to choose an easy password giving up some of the security. SplashID let me test their application and I am very impressed with their application.

Capture on 07-01-2010 18-48-18 Setup: The setup process is easy, you can download the Blackberry application OTA, and it also comes with a desktop application that Syncs with your BlackBerry application. The application is available for Windows and MAC requiring BB OS 4.2 and newer. The applications comes with an executable file that will automatically install the settings on your computer. Once installed the application ask you to create a password to use both on the PC and the BlackBerry it must be the same so that it syncs. The BlackBerry Application can be downloaded over the air for 4.5+ or for OS 4.2. After download every time you open the application either on the PC or BLackBerry it ask you to enter a password. This means all you need is one password to access all your data.

Capture on 07-01-2010 18-53-06 Browsing: The software allows you to edit the account and browse both on PC or BlackBerry, with business, personal, and unfiled categories.  Another features is the list view, Tree View.

UI: The user interface is nice and simple, organized and it allows for customization of colors, and setting font size.  You can set the application to lock in the background or after a time out.

To enable synchronization, double-click the Synchronize icon in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager:

  1. On the right side, select “Add-ins.”
  2. Check the box that reads “SplashID Intellisync Add-in,” then click OK.
  3. On the right side, select “Synchronize.”
  4. Check the box that says “Run add-in actions.”
  5. Click the Synchronize button to perform a sync.

Another feature included on this application is WI-FI sync.

Capture on 07-01-2010 18-49-17Adding Data:

  • ever forget a username or password again – ever
  • Secure and backup your passwords, credit card numbers, registration codes, PINs, and more
  • Generate truly random passwords hackers cannot guess
  • Protect yourself from identity theft, keyloggers, and phishing
  • Best selling password manager with over 500,000 users

Capture on 07-01-2010 18-55-08 Other Features:

  • Filter records quickly with the on-the-fly Lookup field
  • Tree View provides an alternative view of your records
  • Updated icons provide quick visual access to your records
  • Select unique passwords with our generator’s strength meter
  • “SplashID is my Fort Knox for passwords and confidential records – I don’t know how I lived without it.” Now even more secure:
  • Lock your data using 256-bit Blowfishencryption security
  • Set a hint to remind you what that strong password might be
  • Password lockout after 10 failed attempts keeps you safe
  • Included SplashID Desktop for Windows or Mac OS lets you easily view and edit your sensitive personal information on your desktop computer and synchronize with your Handheld. Customize how you browse your records with 2 additional views – Panel View (above) and Tree View!
  • Tree View
  • List View

New Key Features:

  • new Enhanced security – AES and Blowfish encryption, auto lockout after 10 failed attempts, password strength meter, and password hint option
  • new Desktop web browser plugin with web form autofill (Safari and Internet Explorer)
  • new Attach files to records for secure retrieval at a later date
  • new Add custom icons to records from any image file (48×48 PNG recommended)
  • new Smart Types (Most Viewed, Recently Modified, & Recently Viewed) help you get to your most popular records faster.
  • new Sync multiple SplashID databases (with other version 5 BlackBerry databases only)
  • new Enhanced Lookup feature instantly displays relevant results as you type
  • new Email and share securely encrypted SplashID files to other users
  • new Toolbars give you button features where they are needed the most
  • new Updated icon set with enhanced high resolution graphics
  • Unlimited number of customizable record types and categories for storing all kinds of confidential information (usernames, passwords, bank accounts, credit cards, registrations, insurance, perscriptions, and more)
  • Synchronize data between your BlackBerry and your Windows or Mac destkop using the included desktop software, via USB or Wi-Fi (if available). Mac sync is Wi-Fi only.
  • Automatic password generator – for generating random hacker-safe passwords based on user criteria
  • Complete backup and restore feature
  • Set URL field in your records to deliver you to the correct address every time — completely defeats phishing
  • Sequential backup system

This software may not be for the average user but if you are one of those that values security and carry a ton of paswords and data on your BlackBerry this software will make it easy. One Password will allow you access to all your sensitive data on your Blackberry. The application also locks after you exit it so every time you need to access it will ask you for the password again to protect your sensitive data. If you ever lost the device you know all that information will be saved and you will have a copy of it backup to your computer. Overall the price is a bit high but if you plan on storing important data and the convenience it offers I believe is worth the price tag on it. Not for regular users who only have a few passwords to remember.

4 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Have been using this app since 2007. The latest version is not fully compatible with BB Desktop version 5.01. Need to follow some specific procedure to get it to work. However, wifi seems to work fine. Overall, it is a pretty decent app.

  2. I’m stuck in conflicting version hell. I installed via the OTA link provided and played with the program and generally liked what I saw. I went to their website to buy the software, saw a bundle that included several additional programs for a bundle price and purchased and downloaded that and found that my new Activation code would not work on the OTA version – due to the software bundle including an old version of Splash ID. As jychow pointed out, none of these versions work very well with Desktop manager 5.01!

    I’ve now send several e-mail’s to Splash via their web site – but have yet to hear back. I’m certainly glad that they have a 60 day refund policy as I think I’ll be filing for that very quickly!

    Nice looking program – poor implementation and software delivery makes for a very dissatisfied customer however.

  3. Will ask them about that, thanks

    • Were you able to find any further info about the sync problems with DM and SplashID? I have a BB 8800 and have used splashid successfully for few years but when the DM5 version came out it all went down hill. WIFI sync doesn’t work if you don’t have wifi. so I am stuck with no backup capability and just recently BB lost my splashid data. So any help on what to do to get the BB DM and Splashid to sync would be wonderful. Otherwise I will have to be assimilated by the iPhone BORG

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