A simple, yet flexible, solution to a common everyday problem: Top Secret is a freeform password safe for storing sensitive data, and viewing it with confidence — even in a crowded room.
- Totally freeform nature; store your secrets how you want.
- Innovative viewer UI only reveals a portion of your secret text when touched; ideal for use in crowded areas.
- Client-side only; nothing is sent across a network or stored on the internet.
- All secret data encrypted using industry standard algorithms; AES 128 bit (advanced edition) or Triple DES 168 bit (standard edition).
- Password protected accounts; secure different types of data behind different passwords, using one-way AES encryption.
- Password protected backup to SD card, with encrypted data; AES 128 bit (advanced edition) or Triple DES 168 bit (standard edition).
- Password strength checker for accounts and backups; includes checking for over 500 of the most common passwords.
- Event log (advanced edition only); view recent account activity, including failed log-in attempts.
- Viewer screen auto-exit after a period of inactivity; handy if you accidentally leave the app running unattended.
(See updates for further features.)
Standard Edition was released 5th September 2010. Advanced Edition will follow shortly after.
Few web sites these days work without a registered account. Keeping track of all those usernames and passwords is a pain, particularly as many of us now browse from multiple devices: home PCs, work PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones... the list keeps growing.
But it's not just usernames and passwords we need to keep reminders of — security door codes, parental control numbers for DVD players and cable boxes, clothing sizes and other vital statistics... everyone has their own personal list.
The most convenient place to keep reminders of all those details is on our phones, where it's always within easy reach. But mobile devices carry a huge risks, unless access to the data is heavily protected.
Why Top Secret?
Top Secret differs from other so called password safes in a couple of important ways:
- Instead of a rigid record-style format, Top Secret uses regular text notes, with the enhancement that arbitrary lines may be marked as secret, intermixing secrets (eg. passwords) with non-private details (eg. names, descriptions, instructions) freely.
- When viewed, the secret lines are hidden until a finger is swiped beneath them, causing only a small portion to be displayed at a time. So curious eyeballs (the guy next to you on the train, that co-worker who pops up without warning whenever a coffee break is due) won't see your secrets with just an accidental glance at your screen.
- Secrets reveal circle can now have its size configured.
- Screens can auto-exit after a period of inactivity.
- Password strength meter improved, over 500 common passwords are checked for.
- Note data now saved using Triple DES encryption.
- Event log, including failed logins (advanced edition only).
Standard and Advanced Editions
Top Secret is available in two versions: a free version (the Standard Edition) providing all the basic functionality, shortly to be followed by a paid version (the Advanced Edition) that uses a more modern and faster encryption algorith for encrypting notes and backups, plus the ability to view the app's event log.
The free Standard Edition was released on 5th September 2010. The Advanced Edition will hopefully follow shortly thereafter.
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While the application has undergone extensive testing, the developer cannot guarantee it is bug free. Therefore, any data you store using Top Secret, you do so at your own risk. The application authors are not responsible for the consequences of data loss or accidental disclosure due to using this application.