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Web Confidential 2.0 Syncs with Palm Devices


Alco Blom has released Web Confidential 2.0, a major update to his $20 shareware Macintosh storage and organization utility for sensitive information (see our review "Web Confidential: Securing Information of All Sorts" in TidBITS 441). Foremost among Web Confidential’s new features is support for synchronizing your Web Confidential data with Rene Laterveer’s Web Confidential for Palm 1.0, a separate $20 shareware version that runs on Palm OS-based handheld devices. You can download and try the Palm version for 30 days, but the Web Confidential synchronization conduit is sent only to registered users. Web Confidential 2.0 also adds a few new features, including support for filling in Web forms in Netscape Communicator, a Last Modified attribute on cards, a cross-platform file format (though only unencrypted files are cross-platform at the moment, but that’s enough to move a file to the Windows version of Web Confidential if necessary), and a few minor changes to the program’s categories. If you’ve wanted to carry sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers, and personal document numbers on your Palm, now you can do so in a secure fashion without worrying about what might happen if your Palm is lost or stolen. Web Confidential 2.0 is a free upgrade for registered users and is a 540K download; the Palm version is a 105K download.

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