April 03, 2007 |
I recently professed my love for PassPack. However, I am a techno-weenie, and when something that promises to be even cooler comes along, I am compelled to at least give it a test run. Clipperz has been getting quite a bit of press lately, and when we here at Profy were asked to give it a look, I jumped on the task. I'm not the most organized of people, and if someone is going to promise to keep me organized even better than someone else, well, I'm going with whoever emulates an online Martha Stewart best.
Clipperz claims it is “more than a password manager” by touting its three features: secure password manager, single sign-on solution, and “digital vault for all your secrets.” By using Clipperz as your go-to site, you can log into any site from their interface, simply by saving your log-in information for the site to Clipperz. It also claims anonymity because, like PassPack, you don't ever use your email address to log in.
Clipperz is tied to Mozilla-based browsers, meaning that unless you are using Mozilla, Firefox, or SeaMonkey, you are out of luck if you'd like to use it. They also claim that their site is safe because the information is encrypted by the browser before it is ever sent up to the Clipperz servers, meaning that even the Clipperz DBA can't access your information.
Don't get me wrong; Clipperz is a very attractive application. The interface is very user-friendly and looks smooth. And the functionality is impressive. However, I wouldn't be able to trust it with my information. I'm just not that trusting.