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Nowadays, PC users are burdened with the task of creating and remembering numerous passwords for managing email accounts, social media profiles as well as banking related transactions. There are so many websites where you need to create a profile with password. Over time, this can become quite tedious. Forgetting password for a much needed online service can prove to be disastrous. While you can write down those passwords on paper, that can be stolen and make you land in mess! So, the better idea is using capable password manager application. These apps not only store passwords securely but also fill in web forms automatically and help generate difficult passwords. You can try F-Secure Key which takes a different approach.

F-Secure Key can be used for free but if you need to sync your devices with PC, a licensing charge is applicable. It covers not only browsers but other applications as well. The syncing comes with condition and that is one of your devices should run wither iOS or Android. Windows XP is not officially supported and it is advisable you install the app on later versions of Windows. Weirdly, the installer does not warn when you run it in a PC equipped with the dated OS. It uses AES 256 encryption for safety of data.

You will prefer using the app’s PC edition rather than the Android or iOS version. The sites can be color coded for easy identification and icons for popular online services are also available. When you set up access for a new site, the app can generate a password for you. It is not as advanced as rivals like LastPass though.

After entering information and password for all websites that you want to visit, the data can be exported in xml format. It can then be pasted in a text editor to be used in another PC. Unlike contenders like Trend Micro DirectPass and Dashlane, F-Secure Key does not erase browser passwords automatically.

A majority of password managers categorize saved logins for convenience of users. However, F-Secure Key stores all passwords in alphabetic order as a list. While you can color code sites, it is not possible to use the same color coding to search for a site in the list. The app has a semi-automatic process for password fill-in which can irk some users. You will have to use key combinations Ctrl+F2 to get list of saved logins. Resort to the Help documentation to learn other shortcuts that can be used to manage password filling.

The F-Secure Key apps for iOS and Android can be obtained from respective App stores. They resemble the PC app largely. The import option is not there though. Android users have to select F-Secure Key input method so that auto-fill can work.

When you use F-Secure Key free version on a single PC, the data is safeguarded by a master password. The catch is that losing the Master Password can be rather problematic. There is nothing like a security question that can be used to obtain the data back.

F-Secure Key deploys a strong two-factor authentication to let users sync with mobile device. You need both the master password and the mobile device to obtain sync code. This code has a limited validity. The synced data cannot be accessed through web browsers. During the sync, the data is encrypted for added security. The app does not let you take screenshot for thwarting data theft.

Keep in mind that F-Secure Key may not suit the needs when you have to deal with hundreds of passwords. You will need to enter all passwords manually, to begin with. The long list will be tedious to manage in any edition, Mac or PC.

Positive Points:
•    Simple, neat UI.
•    Advanced AES 256 encryption.
•    Strong password generation.
•    Auto fill data in apps and sites.

Negative Points:
•    Losing master password can be disastrous.
•    Not for users with plenty of logins.
•    No method for password organization.

Conclusion:
Overall, F-Secure Key is a password manager app that ticks some boxes while misses others completely. It offers solid encryption and security for your data and the UI is easy to use. However, the syncing is not free and log in fill process is not completely automatic. The two step authentication required to sync a device is nice but losing the master password can make things hard for users. It is not ideal if you need to deal with hundreds of web sites and service log-ins regularly.

Rating: 3/5







F-Secure Key Publisher's Description

Ever forgot a password or struggled to remember your social security number or the PIN code for your credit card? KEY is here to help! Store all your important credentials in one secure password manager.
Just set your Master Password, and that is the only password you'll ever need to remember. Did you know that re-using the same password for multiple services is a security risk? KEY password generator creates strong, unique passwords for you. No need to memorize them 

Free download from Shareware Connection - Store all your passwords, logins, emails, PIN codes and other credentials securely.

Publisher: f-secure.com | License: Comercial | Price: 15.99
Version: 1.6.144 | Platform: All
Released Date: 14-10-2014 | Rating: 5 | Title: F-Secure Key

Author Url: http://www.f-secure.com/
Program Info Url: http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/key
Download Url: https://download.sp.f-secure.com/key/f-secure_key_win.msi

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