We have reviewed many password managers on TrishTech.com and most of them allow you to securely store all your passwords in an encrypted database on your hard disk or USB flash disk. But this adds very little to the portability of these programs as you have to carry them on your USB flash disk everywhere. The free Safe in Cloud programs brings a breath of fresh air by allowing you to store the passwords in the cloud. It supports Google Drive, Dropbox and One Drive (previously Skydrive) cloud storage services. By storing your password database file in the cloud, Safe in Cloud password manager becomes completely portable and platform independent.
You can get Safe in Cloud for Windows, Android or iPhone from the Safe in the Cloud website. For this article we have tested the Windows version of Safe in Cloud. The program is designed using .NET 4.0 and comes as a portable application, so you do not have to install it in Windows. When you run it for the first time, it asks to either create a new database or restore one from your cloud server accounts.
If you choose to connect Safe in Cloud with any of the supported cloud services, then it shows a window where you can select one of these cloud services. As expected, you have to sign in to your cloud service account and give Safe in Cloud permissions to access to read and write files from the cloud storage.
Either way, you end up with the main window of Safe in Cloud. The interface offers you to create cards or notes. The cards (just like regular visiting cards) can contain any information about your online accounts. There are many ready-made templates (like email, credit card, passport etc., but you can customize them or create your own templates.
In order to add a new card, you have to click on Add card button in the toolbar. This will show a list of templates to choose from, followed by a card editing interface where you can fill in the information. For example, the email template requires that you enter email address, its password and the website.
You can add extra fields if required. If you want a strong password, then Safe in Cloud offers a password generator. It can generate passwords from length 6 to 24 characters. It can use alphabetic letters, numerals and special characters.
Once you have created and saved a new card or note to your Safe in Cloud database, you can sync it with the cloud storage. To sync your local and cloud password databases, you can click on the Sync button in the toolbar.
Safe in Cloud is also able to import and export your current password database. It can export it into CSV, XML or plain text file formats. It can import the passwords stored from a large number of programs including all the major web browsers, email clients and other password managers. Both of the export and import functions can be accessed from the menubar.
Conclusion: The Safe in Cloud password manager offers to save your passwords in the online cloud storage making it extremely portable and platform independent app. You can access your passwords from Windows, Apple iOS or Android devices. But if you do not want to store passwords in the cloud, then it can work with local databases as well.
You can get Safe in Cloud from http://www.safe-in-cloud.com/.