Secret for mobile Publisher's description
It is an application to securely store and manage passwords and secrets on your Android phone.
It is an application to securely store and manage passwords and secrets on your Android phone. It uses techniques like strong encryption and auto-logout to help ensure that your secrets remain safe (assuming you use a good master password!). Context-sensitive tips guide you along through its operation, making it easy to use.
open source using the Apache 2.0 licence, so you can examine the code yourself, or modify it to your needs.
System Requirements:INSTALLATION REQUIRMENTS/COMPATIBILITY:
The first time you start Secrets, you'll be asked to choose, and then confirm, a master password. Subsequently, you will need to enter this password before any of your secrets will be revealed.
If you forget your master password, press MENU and tap "Reset password". Keep in mind however that this will delete all of your secrets! Try not to forget your master password.
After entering your master password, you see the secrets list. To add a new secret, press MENU and tap "Add". A secret consists of the following information:
Description. A short description of the secret, or the URL of a website. For example, you could say "Visa card", "Passport", "Driver's license", or "amazon.com".
Id. A name or number associated with the secret. For example, this could be the Visa card number, passport id, driver's license number, or your login name on the website.
PIN. Most sensitive part of the secret. For example, this could be the Visa card verification code or the password associated with the login name.
Email. An email address associated with this secret.
Notes. Any other information you'd like to store with the secret.
All information fields are optional. Enter as much or as little as you like. A very secure PIN can be generated by pressing MENU and tapping on "Generate".
When done, press BACK to save the secret. You can also press MENU to see more options.
To add secrets in bulk, or to transfer secrets or passwords from other applications, see the Import section below.
Using your Secrets
The main secrets list shows all of your secrets, ordered alphabetically by description. Each entry in the list shows the description, the Id or email address, and the time and/or date of the last action that was performed on that secret. Tap a secret to momentarily reveal its PIN. Tap and hold a secret to edit it.
To transfer the PIN to another application on the phone without ever displaying it, press MENU then tap on "To clip" in order to copy the PIN to the clipboard. Then switch to the desired application and paste into the required text field. Keep in mind though that your PIN remains in the clipboard after pasting, so I recommend clearing the clipboard once the PIN has been used.
Filtering and Full-text Searching
If your list of secrets is long, you can filter it by typing on the keyboard. Only those secrets whose description begins with the typed letters will appear in the list. Press BACK to clear the filter.
To perform a full-text search, type a period (.) followed by the search text. All secrets that contain the typed text, either in the description, id, email, or notes, will appear in the list. The PIN field is not searched.
Should Secrets be running when your phone goes to sleep, you will be automatically logged out. The next time your phone wakes up, you'll need to re-enter your master password to continue. Switching to another application and returning to Secrets will also require you to re-enter your master password.
Backup and Restore
With the secrets list displayed, press MENU then tap "Backup" to backup your secrets to the SD card. This will create a file called secrets in the root of the SD card. This file is protected by your master password, so it won't inadvertently reveal any of your secrets.
To restore from the backup file, press MENU then tap "Restore". Note that restoring will replace all your secrets with those from the backup file. Be careful with this function because it cannot be undone. In order for the restore operation to work, you need to be logged into Secrets using the same password used to create the backup.
Import and Export
Your secrets can be exported to a CSV file in order to copy them to another application. With the secrets list displayed, press MENU then tap "Export" to export your secrets to a file called secrets.csv in the root of the SD card. Each secret is written out as 5 columns in the following order: description, id, PIN, email, and notes.
Secrets exported to a CSV file are no longer protected by your master password! I recommend that you delete this file as soon as you are done with it.
You can also import secrets from other applications. You first need to export the secrets as a CSV file from that application into a file called secrets.csv located in the root of your SD card. This file should follow the exact format used by Secrets during export. Then login to Secrets, press MENU and tap "Import".
Unlike restoring from backup, imported secrets are added to your existing secrets and do not replace them. Since CSV files are not password protected, Secrets offers to delete the file if it was imported successfully. I recommend you allow Secrets to delete the file.
Importing from OI Safe
Secrets has special support for importing passwords from OI Safe v.1.1.0. To import your passwords, do the following:
Start OI Safe and login
press MENU, tap "More", then tap "Export Database"
Start Secrets and login
press MENU, and tap "Import"
Secrets knows how to look for the OI Safe exported database and imports it automatically
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall