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:
- aMemoryJog Free edition – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amemoryjog-password-manager/id909401489?ls=1&mt=8
- aMemoryJog Paid edition – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amemoryjog-pro-password-manager/id909383970?ls=1&mt=8
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.