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I just open-sourced my iOS password manager with dropbox syncing (github.com)
12 points by chubs 1904 days ago | hide | past | web | 7 comments | favorite

Gave up trying to sell it, so here's the source code - hopefully some budding iOS developer out there finds it instructive.

Peace :)

Sounds like there's an interesting story behind this. Care to elaborate on what happened..what your business plan was?

I actually wrote a blog post about it. It's a bit embarrasingly naive of me really, but have a read if you're interested: http://splinter.com.au/how-i-just-wasted-a-month-on-my-lates...

Interesting work. I've been thinking about doing something similar for a long time. I'm not on OSX though and I'm a Perl guy.

Someone once suggested to me an encrypted text file + dropbox. You could use pgp or gpg for encryption. Also Vim 7.3 has blowfish encryption: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Encryption

Obviously an app has the potential to be more convenient and user friendly. But a text file is a very flexible solution.

This app basically just uses encrypted text files. The crypto is pretty straightforwards, i'm sure you could access it with perl.

Always great to see examples of more complicated iOS apps.

Did you ever have a desktop side implementation, maybe a chrome extension? I'm a longtime 1Password user, and would have to say the ability to use the same password manager on my iPhone and Mac, sync'd via Dropbox, is a big reason for that.

My plan was definitely to make an OSX client, then a mac client, then browser extensions, however the dismal sales make it hard to justify the work, as i'm sure you'd understand.

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