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Pastor is a tool to store all your passwords, website logins, program serial numbers, etc. RC4-encrypted and password-protected.

What's New

Version 1.8.2:
  • New: Show number of characters left in Notes field (b1)
  • New: 256 x 256 pixel icon added (b1)
  • Change: URL textfield re-arranged (b1)
  • Change: Unlock new document by default and on application startup (b1)
  • Change: More descriptive text in dialog boxes (b1)
  • Change: Refinements in ToolTip help (b1)
  • Change: Password Generator defaults to alphanumeric with 14 more...


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Moonraker Member IconReview+6

I have been using Pastor for a number of years now and it has always proved reliable and easy to use. Happy to provide a donation for this great app.

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Version 1.8.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3664

I'm going to try it!I have been a 1Password user for years now but this looks like a great app and I think it is time to make a change. I'm a little tired of some of the problems in using 1Password.

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Version 1.8.2
Emet1 Member IconComment+26

Add my love to those before me. Being a dyed-in-the-wool Pastor user, I keep the file in my DropBox Folder so I can access it on all my Macs.

Show of hands: Who would like an iOS version of Pastor for their iPad/Phone that would allow for DropBox linking?

And I would pay for that.

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Version 1.8.2
Micg Member IconReview+37

Pastor has made my life so much easier with it's simple UI and solid performance. It doesn't have the fancy, shmancy stuff like other PW utilities, but it's S-O-L-I-D, works well, and it's the best PW utility I could ever recommend to all Mac users. Get it, it just works!

The Pastor Doc you create is portable, and I think that's incredibly useful if you use multiple Macs. Pastor gets my vote! :)

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Version 1.8.1
Sbchavel Member IconComment+33

In SL Pastor files revert to txt default so that one must first launch Pastor then open the file. Get Info changes do not seem to stick. Does anyone have a way to keep Pastor files in their proper format?

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Version 1.8.1

It's been driving me batty, too. But there is a solution.

Pick a file extension that doesn't exist - I use .pastor

Add that to the end of your file, confirm, then set the "Change All" option for opening all files of type .pastor in Pastor. It sticks.


They also have this info on their FAQ:


allanmao Member IconComment+0

any one have an ideal how to save the password from Pastor? after I installed snow Leopard, i lost access to all my password.

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Version 1.8.1

Try bringing up the get info on your Pastor file. Change the open with to Pastor app., then click the button, change all like this.


thanks. it works!!

redfox Member IconComment+1

Where is the search field in 1.8.1 ... !?

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Version 1.8.1
thebrix Member IconReview+8

Great application - in principle, what it does is duplicated by Secure Notes in Keychain or 1Password (should you own that), but it is perfectly tailored for entering registration details and nothing else. It also feels entirely Mac-like - unlike KeePassX, which is probably its nearest competitor.

The randomised password generator is also worthwhile; speakable passwords, which have combinations of letters reflecting written English but are not English words, are particularly useful (and memorable, as it turns out).

A couple of minor issues are that passwords are at maximum 255 characters long (one of my registered applications has a 536-character password, for some reason) and attachments are not supported - binary "passfiles", to coin a word, are occasionally used in lieu of ASCII passwords. But these are enhancements, not issues!

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Version 1.8
BumbleB Member IconReview+330

Good to see this app being updated to a final version 1.8.

Even though Pastor's encryption method isn't the most safe (RC4) it is okay for passwords and software serials.

Thanks to the developer;-)

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Version 1.8
alanthing Member IconReview+1

I've been using Pastor for years to keep my passwords encrypted and easy to access. It's a great app- I've NEVER had a corrupted file or have the application crash or anything like that. It's just a great program!

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Version 1.8b2
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Version 1.8.2
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Version 1.8.2
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Version 1.8.2
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Downloads 50,732
Version Downloads 9,612
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Date 11 Jan 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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