With countless web sites and programs now requiring that users log in with a password, it is little wonder that many people resort to using the same password for a number of services simply to avoid forgetting them.
The program is, at its heart, a password database which can be used to store all of your login details in one secure, password protected location. This in itself is useful, but 1Password can also be used to automatically fill in login information so you do not have to do so manually.
1Password is compatible with all versions of Windows and can be used with Internet Explorer 7 and newer or Firefox 3 or newer. When used in conjunction with your web browser for online shopping, 1Password can automatically fill in credit card details in online forms. With built in phishing protection, coupled with the secure database, you can be certain that your details will never fall into the wrong hands.
Of course, you're not just limited to storing passwords. You can use 1Password to store secure notes, server login information, your credit cards, important phone emergency phone numbers and so much more.
This an application that has been familiar to Mac users for some time now, and this Windows versions offers users the opportunity to benefit from the same password management system. Better still, combine 1Password with a synchronisation application such as Dropbox and you can keep your secure passwords, card information, secure notes and more, synchronised between your devices, whether you are using Windows, Mac or your iPhone. Makes it a good way to take your secure login information on the road, accesible by one password, which only you'll remember.