I have mentioned password managers before, but one came to my attention last week that I think has huge potential. It is called Dashlane. It is free for one device, and $39.99 a year if you want it available on all of your devices. Let me try to highlight a few of its features. To read everything, click here.
You can import passwords from any of the browsers that you use into your secure password vault.
With their auto-login, you won’t have to type your passwords in again.
It has a strong password generator and then will save that new password to your vault.
Evernote Scannable- cost:Free – Once open, the app will scan a document in a moment. You can send the scan to Evernote, share it with another service, or do more scans that can be compiled into a pdf.
BillGuard– cost:Free – Thisapp connects you to your online credit card statements and flags merchants who frequently charge consumers for products or services they’ve either forgotten about or they didn’t know they were requesting
Gogobot- cost:Free – This travel app finds things to do and see around you, whether it’s in your own backyard or some international destination. When you set up a free account, you can join “tribes” to find people with similar interests as you, depending whether you like nightlife, are an adventurous eater, or have a family-friendly travel agenda.
Tip of the Month
Scan Credit Cards in Safari
This is a fairly useful tool for mobile users. If you are shopping on a website in the Safari browser on either a phone or an iPad and you don’t have an account on the site, you will inevitably have to enter your credit card number.
Just above the keyboard, you will see an option to Scan Credit Card. Then, hold your credit card up to the device’s camera and it will read the credit card number and expiration date and enter it for you on the site. The camera doesn’t take a picture of your card; it just scans it and transfers the numbers.
It can’t read the security code and you will still have to enter your billing information. But it does reduce typing mistakes, and it worked reliably every time I tried it.