Monthly Archives: March 2015

aMemoryJog Free Password Manager App is finally available in the App Store!

For those of you following my blog, you know that I retired a couple of years ago but decided to embark on a new software business in my spare time. It’s a lifestyle business that allows me to work when I am inspired or when it is cold or rainy and can’t get out and do something outside (like golf, cycle or hike).

Over the past year, I have been working on my first project — an iPhone app that tracks passwords, reward cards and other easy-to-forget stuff.  I am happy to say that as of today, it is finally available in the Apple App Store! I have both a free and paid version of the app, you can download either one here:

These work with both iPhone and iPad. The web edition works with any PC or Mac.

So what does it do?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth at least 2 thousand. Watch this 1 minute video to see aMemoryJog in action.

Can I ask a big Favor?

Further in the blog I will discuss more about how the app works. But before we get too far, can I ask a favor? Now that aMemoryJog is in the Apple App Store, can I kindly ask that you download the FREE edition here (assuming you have an iPhone)?

Reviews can really help an app do well in the app store. If you like the app, can you leave a review in the app store? If you don’t like it, send me an email (support@amemoryjog.com) and let me know what you dislike about it so I can fix it.

Why a Password Manager App?

I bet you have lots of passwords and keeping track of them can be difficult. Maybe you are keeping your passwords in Excel or a notebook — not very secure. Hopefully you don’t use the same password on every website because if someone learns that password, it could be disastrous.

Using a password manager app like aMemoryJog safeguards your passwords with 256-bit encryption (similar to what most banks use). As you store the password for each website, it allows you to tap the website and it auto-fills the stored userid and password. That way you can use really strong passwords for each website but don’t have to remember them.

aMemoryJog Free Password app

aMemoryJog Password Manager – Web and iPhone editions

What if my iPhone is Stolen?

Last year, over 3.1 million smart phones were stolen and an alarming number of them did not have a passcode. If your phone is stolen and your passwords are stored in a spreadsheet or notes area on the phone, your passwords are at risk of being compromised.

A while back, I was at the gym and left my iPad on a bench for a couple of minutes. When I returned, you guessed it, it was gone. For days I worried about someone logging into my secure websites and it made me think that there must be some way to protect them.

aMemoryJog will do that. If you are using aMemoryJog on your iPhone and it is lost or stolen, you can log into the aMemoryJog web site and remotely shut down the aMemoryJog password database that’s on your phone. When the thief tries to log in, it detects it has been stolen and erases all of the passwords from the app.  See this video to see how it works.

Can I get a Discount on the Pro edition?

If you like the free app so much that you would like to upgrade to the paid (Pro) edition, wait until Thursday March 26, 2015 — I am going to offer it for half price for 30 days (it will be $4.99 instead of $9.99), so just click here to download the app after then and it will be half price.  Here are the advantages of upgrading to the Pro edition:

  • No Ads – The pesky ads go away
  • Recycle Bin – You can un-delete any deleted records
  • Backup and Restore – Safeguard your passwords by backing them up to the cloud
  • Free web edition – You can access the web edition for free
  • Remote Self Destruct – Wipe out your passwords if your phone is lost or stolen
  • Being Cool – It’s cool to support our hard work

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the new app.

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Slideshow of our Trip to Portugal

It seems like our trip to Portugal last summer was just yesterday. I finally pulled together a slide show of pictures from our stop in Lisbon, Portugal, I hope you enjoy it.

Lisbon, Portugal

LisbonPortugal

Brought to you by aMemoryJog

If you are looking for an app to organize all of your website passwords, take a look at aMemoryJog. It has a unique feature that allows you to erase all the passwords stored in aMemoryJog if your phone is lost or stolen. You can use the web or iPhone version, or better yet, you can use both together as they automatically sync with each other. It’s free, why not download it now?

Download aMemoryJog

The Wright Place to Visit: Nags Head North Carolina

After visiting the mountains of North Carolina, we decided to take in some coastal time. Located on the outer banks of North Carolina, Nags Head got its name from mules or horses (nags) that would have lights hung around their heads in order to trick ships into running aground so that local pirates could loot the valuables.

View a slide show here

Nags Head North Carolina - Picture from Wikipedia

Nags Head North Carolina – Picture from Wikipedia

Dunes in Nags Head

Dunes in Nags Head

Nags Head

Nags Head

The World’s First Flight

In addition to the beaches, one of the biggest draws to this area is Kitty Hawk, the birthplace of flight. After studying the flight of turkey buzzards, Wilbur and Orville Wright implemented wing warping (the ability to control the wings up and down by leaning) and this enabled their aircraft to take flight while all other attempts had failed.

Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills

On the dunes of Kill Devil Hills, the Wright brothers took flight on December 17, 1903, paving the way for present day aviation.

The Wright Brothers Monument

The Wright Brothers Monument

The First Flight

The First Flight

Cape Hatteras

Located a short distance south of Nags Head is Cape Hatteras. Cape Hatteras is a bend in Hatteras Island, one of the long thin barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse attracts a large number of visitors each year.

On the way to the lighthouse, we encountered another lighthouse, the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It was impressive as well.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

When we visited the lighthouse, there were deer on the beach next to the lighthouse. There were also surfers everywhere.

Deer and Surfers on the Beach

Deer and Surfers on the Beach

Deer on the Beach

Deer on the Beach

Deer on the Dunes

Deer on the Dunes

Surfers Hanging Ten

Surfers Hanging Ten

Great Waves

Great Waves

Local Craft Breweries

As we always do, we seek out local craft breweries. In Nags Head, we found Outer Banks Brewery. Their Hefeweizen was pretty good.

Outer Banks Brewery

Outer Banks Brewery

Outer Banks Brewery

Outer Banks Brewery

Brought to you by aMemoryJog

If you are looking for an app to organize all of your website passwords, take a look at aMemoryJog. It has a unique feature that allows you to erase all the passwords stored in aMemoryJog if your phone is lost or stolen. You can use the web or iPhone version, or better yet, you can use both together as they automatically sync with each other. It’s free, why not download it now?

Download aMemoryJog