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Pastor
Pastor
1.8.2
4.3
0.0
Pastor free download for Mac

Pastor for Mac1.8.2

11 January 2011

Store all your passwords, and more.

What is Pastor for Mac

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

What's new in Pastor

Version 1.8.2:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Mojave and later.

New:
  • Show number of characters left in Notes field (b1) 256 x 256 pixel icon added (b1)
Change:
  • URL textfield re-arranged (b1)
  • Unlock new document by default and on application startup (b1)
  • More descriptive text in dialog boxes (b1)
  • Refinements in ToolTip help (b1)
  • Password Generator defaults to alphanumeric with 14 characters (b1)
  • Find-As-You-Type now searches for whole words and not just fragments (b2)
  • Minor interface refinements (b3)
  • Recompiled under Mac OS X 10.6.6
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What customer like

Stability
User Experience
Privacy

What needs improvements

Social media integration

Pastor qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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marrygarry001
marrygarry001
May 26 2021
1.8.2
3.0
May 26 2021
3.0
Version: 1.8.2
Finally, all my passwords will be saved and protected.
Dennisg
Dennisg
Sep 25 2019
1.8.2
4.0
Sep 25 2019
4.0
Version: 1.8.2
This is a terrific app that I use daily. I'd give it 5 stars if the developer update it to fix the issue that requires the user to force-quit in order to quit the program. Otherwise, perfect.
Dennisg
Dennisg
Sep 15 2019
1.8.2
4.0
Sep 15 2019
4.0
Version: 1.8.2
Just wondering, has anyone contacted the developer about the force-quit issue?
the-duke44
the-duke44
Oct 4 2017
1.8.2
5.0
Oct 4 2017
5.0
Version: 1.8.2
I too have been using it for years and never had a problem with it. In my dock and use it every day. However on High Sierra 10.13 the app doesn't quit properly and you have to force quit it. Hope an update will be coming soon. Gtreat app.
Moonraker
Moonraker
Dec 5 2012
1.8.2
4.5
Dec 5 2012
4.5
Version: 1.8.2
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 28 2012
1.8.2
5.0
Oct 28 2012
5.0
Version: 1.8.2
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.
anonymous-tapir-4683
anonymous-tapir-4683
Apr 7 2011
1.8.2
0.0
Apr 7 2011
0.0
Version: 1.8.2
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.
Micg
Micg
Jan 4 2010
1.8.1
5.0
Jan 4 2010
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
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! :) -Mic
sbchavel
sbchavel
Oct 19 2009
1.8.1
0.0
Oct 19 2009
0.0
Version: 1.8.1
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?
Allanmao
Allanmao
Sep 15 2009
1.8.1
0.0
Sep 15 2009
0.0
Version: 1.8.1
any one have an ideal how to save the password from Pastor? after I installed snow Leopard, i lost access to all my password.
redfoxwebdesign
redfoxwebdesign
Aug 6 2008
1.8.1
0.0
Aug 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.1
Where is the search field in 1.8.1 ... !?
Thebrix
Thebrix
Aug 4 2008
1.8
5.0
Aug 4 2008
5.0
Version: 1.8
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!
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Apr 24 2008
1.8
4.0
Apr 24 2008
4.0
Version: 1.8
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;-)
Alanthing
Alanthing
Dec 26 2007
1.8b2
5.0
Dec 26 2007
5.0
Version: 1.8b2
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!
Applecrypt-Mods
Applecrypt-Mods
Dec 7 2007
1.7.5
5.0
Dec 7 2007
5.0
Version: 1.7.5
this has been a great app for me. I keep all passwords, receipts, etc in here. Thank you :-)
G4ff3r
G4ff3r
Nov 23 2007
1.7.5
2.0
Nov 23 2007
2.0
Version: 1.7.5
Pastor uses RC4 = UNSAFE, easily crackable Keychain & 1Password uses TDES = virtually uncrackable (would need years and cost billions to do) Filevault & WPA2 uses AES = 100% not crackable Overall, 1Password is all you'll need imo. Once Keychain gets upgraded to FileVault standard AES, that's what 1password will start using, so I recommend that app instead. This (Pastor) on the other hand is INSECURE and easy to crack - steer well clear (it's been years since AES arrived, and the author is STILL puttering along using weak RC4, with no plans on his part to upgrade this app).......use at your own risk.
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Aug 28 2007
1.7.4
4.0
Aug 28 2007
4.0
Version: 1.7.4
It has proved very stable for me over the past year or so, I've been using it. I'd like to see a search feature, and stronger encryption, but what I really like about Pastor is that is stores the passwords/serials in a file that I can move around, and store on a networked drive, and therefore open from any computer on my network, opposed to many of the other serial-storing apps that saves the data in the Application Support folder, or syncs via .Mac. Pastor's approach is much simpler, and for me, better. Thumbs up to the developer. Thanks for Pastor. It rocks!
Mckryak
Mckryak
Jan 4 2007
1.7.4
0.0
Jan 4 2007
0.0
Version: 1.7.4
it is impossible to keep non-ASCII text (This feature is actual for Name and Comment fields).
Hagoun
Hagoun
Nov 18 2006
1.7.4b10
4.8
Nov 18 2006
4.8
Version: 1.7.4b10
The best "serial keeper" I've tried : very user-friendly interface, much clearer than Steel or some other apps free best icon !
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
May 4 2006
1.7.2
0.0
May 4 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.2
What's the advantage of using Pastor over Keychain Access which is built into OS X and integrates with the password requests made by other apps such as Safari? Any advantages other than the password generator? Nothing against Pastor; it's always good to have choices and I'm just wondering.
Macenthusiast
Macenthusiast
May 4 2006
1.7.2
0.0
May 4 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.2
I should add that I would like to use this app (I like the simple, and easy-to-use interface) if the options for encryption strength were broadened.
Macenthusiast
Macenthusiast
May 4 2006
1.7.2
0.0
May 4 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.2
Why RC4-based encryption? That was broken quite a long while ago, and it doesn't make sense now that AES 128/256 are built into OS X.
Emb
Emb
Apr 5 2006
1.7.1
0.0
Apr 5 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
I have written to Markus about including a search field and he says it is planned for version 2. I am hoping it comes a little earlier :-), but it is nice to know it is in the works. Printing directly from Pastor would also be nice. I have exported to a text file then printed that. Of course, a paper copy is not secure.
redfoxwebdesign
redfoxwebdesign
Apr 5 2006
1.7.1
0.0
Apr 5 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
... and a print option too!
redfoxwebdesign
redfoxwebdesign
Apr 5 2006
1.7.1
0.0
Apr 5 2006
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
Great app! Wishlist: a searchfield + scalable (width) sidebar.
Guest
Guest
Oct 27 2005
1.7
4.5
Oct 27 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7
dear fellow users of pastor. a easy as 1-2-3 solution to the problem of pastor losing its master... just make an apple script using the script editor. 1. select your pastor data file in the finder, click once 2. ctrl-click opens the context menu, selct "open with" command > select Pastor app 3. save script as application, unselect "startup dialog" and unselect "only executable" there you go.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
1.7
4.5
Oct 21 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7
I am very frustrated with Pastor. I put a rather large amount of data into it only to return later to find it had lost random entries throughout! From url's to missing passwords. Thank god I don't rely soley on it otherwise I'd sure be up sh*^s creek sans a paddle.
Guest
Guest
Oct 9 2005
1.7
4.5
Oct 9 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7
Bobster, I have the same problem. I've been using Pastor for a long time, but now with Tiger, it has become very annoying to use. Instead of the file opening with pastor, it opens with preview. I go and reset it to open with pastor, and it works for one time, then resets itself to preview.
Guest
Guest
Jul 29 2005
1.7
4.5
Jul 29 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7
this is a great little app, which i have been using throughout panther and tiger. the developer is providing a great support, answered my email troubleshooting question within minutes! thank you, markus mehlau, for this great app and great support. anyway, i have been experiencing problems from tiger 10.4. to 10.4.2. the pastor file of type pastor/text loses the connection to the pastor app all the time. it is always opened by default by apple's textedit. i have always to go directly to the file and change its master to pastor manually. the command "change all" does not work. is this a tiger bug? the pator comment says "recompiled for tiger". any help is appreciated.
Guest
Guest
May 7 2005
1.7
4.5
May 7 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7
Very good little app. Thnaks!
Guest
Guest
Mar 21 2005
1.7b4
4.5
Mar 21 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b4
Pastor vs. Keychain #1 Well, first with Pastor you can hide ALL of the data. If they don't have the password they can't see any information at all. With keychain they can see the name of the entry, the date you created/modified it, the 'kind' of entry etc...Unless you go to the trouble to obscure this information (then making it harder to look things up later), its not nearly as secure. #2 You also have to remember to lock they keychain every time you access it, leaving open the possibility of accidently NOT locking it. Where as Pastor will ask for a password EVERY time. Keychain is much better suited to program access control.
Guest
Guest
Mar 21 2005
1.7b4
4.5
Mar 21 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b4
I read through the reviews on here and went to the developer's site to try to find out why I would use this program in addition/instead of Keychain. I didn't find any real answer... A lot of people don't seem to know you can store any kind of password you want in Keychain, you can also create secure notes, sets, etc... Someone else also wrote that Keychain is not safe because the info is always stored in the same place and a potential hacker would know where to look... apparently not aware that you can save sets wherever you want. So, anyone out there that actually knows how to use Keychain but still uses Pastor and wouldn't mind explaining its advantages? Developer maybe? Thanks! :)
Guest
Guest
Mar 11 2005
1.7b3
4.5
Mar 11 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b3
why don't you click on the lock?
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2005
1.7b3
4.5
Mar 6 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b3
Help!!! I can't write anything in the text field!
Guest
Guest
Mar 5 2005
1.7b3
4.5
Mar 5 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b3
must be some sort of bug that the app opens up at the top of the screen. I found if you go to quit it after you make a change it will ask if you want to save it and the full window will come down and alow you to move it around. The next time you open it, it should open whenever you left it.
Guest
Guest
Mar 5 2005
1.7b3
4.5
Mar 5 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b3
HATE the way the new version is stuck to the menu bar. Totally sucks for such a great program.
Guest
Guest
Feb 21 2005
1.7b2
4.5
Feb 21 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b2
Simple, Reliable, Stable and the only one you will need.***********THE BEST!!!
Guest
Guest
Feb 21 2005
1.7b2
4.5
Feb 21 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b2
Don't like the way new version is affixed to the menu bar and can't be moved around. Or is it just mine?
Guest
Guest
Jan 29 2005
1.7b1
4.5
Jan 29 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b1
Pastor is small and great ... but I would love a search function!
Guest
Guest
Jan 23 2005
1.7b1
4.5
Jan 23 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b1
Fantastic app. I love freeware, and probably shouldn't be complaining. I use this program on a daily basis and I just have one small suggestion for the developer. I think it would be wonderful if, when the left-most column is selected (where all the names of the entries are found), you could start typing the name of the entry you wanted and it would select it for you, just like any pulldown menu in OS X. Just a thought. Thank you for the free program and keep up the good work. Cheers!
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2005
1.7b1
4.5
Jan 10 2005
4.5
Version: 1.7b1
For some odd reason, I can't use the program because I cannot input anything into the text fields. Something is obviously kinky, because though I cannot write anything into Pastor 1.6 or the new 1.7b versions, I can easily type this. Any clues?
Guest
Guest
Dec 10 2004
1.7b1
4.5
Dec 10 2004
4.5
Version: 1.7b1
I think the dot-pointed passwords are a great idea! I think it's a great alternative to KeyChain...
Guest
Guest
Dec 1 2004
1.6
4.5
Dec 1 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6
Before I download it, tell me how it is different to Keychain?
Guest
Guest
Dec 1 2004
1.6
4.5
Dec 1 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6
1) Please, please change the name. At first glance I thought it was some kind of app for religious purposes. 2) As far as I can tell, the app has no preferences. What ya' see is all ya' get. 3) Simple, useful app. And since I'm jobless, it meets my affordability criterion.
Guest
Guest
Dec 1 2004
1.6
4.5
Dec 1 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6
This is really the best among the many of this kind. It is simple, reliable and safe. Excellent work!!!!! Super!!!!! Thanks!!!!
schmelding
schmelding
Nov 19 2004
1.6b6
5.0
Nov 19 2004
5.0
Version: 1.6b6
This totally rawks. The interfaces in the other apps I've tried are far too complicated. This is easy, simple, and elegant. Good show. By the way, whatever happened to ChiliSafe? Did it die in a grotesque, military-style death?
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2004
1.6b6
4.5
Oct 11 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6b6
Excellent, elegant, easy to use! And in answer to my question, the developer promises that release 2.0 (no date set as yet) will include a much needed search function, which will then make it the best product of its kind, along possibly with Mikey (which already had the search function available), although I feel that one can work faster with Pastor (opening URLs, copying userwords and passwords effortlessly). And all that for free? Definitely, I will send a donation, the developer deserves it!
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2004
1.6b6
4.5
Sep 30 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6b6
Does not show passwords as bullets. (Can't find preferences) But good work!
Guest
Guest
Sep 16 2004
1.6b5
4.5
Sep 16 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6b5
I understand that it is not possible to import passwords via a tab/comma delimited file. Surely this would increase utility for those with other platforms [at work, for example] or who wish to migrate from a program they like less than Pastor.
Guest
Guest
Sep 15 2004
1.6b5
4.5
Sep 15 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6b5
This is a very useful program. I love the price, simplicity of use, and the overall appearance. I recommend it to everyone.
Guest
Guest
Aug 12 2004
1.6b4
4.5
Aug 12 2004
4.5
Version: 1.6b4
This app just rocks. I prefer it to the KeyChain. And unlike other alternatives to it like Password Retriever, it's free.
Guest
Guest
Jul 16 2004
1.6b3
0.0
Jul 16 2004
0.0
Version: 1.6b3
Great free app. I'm new to the Mac platform after having used PCs for years and I have to say that the app support for Mac is awesome! Feature Request for Developer: - Please add Preferences feature - Please add a feature in Preferences that allows you to pick the file to open at startup
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2004
1.5b5
0.0
Jun 25 2004
0.0
Version: 1.5b5
The Apple keychain is not just the keychain application, it's a common framework that any applications can use, many do use, and all should use. Any application that re-invents the wheel and uses their own database is just making more work for both the user and themselves. So, getting back to the point, what overwhelming capability does this application provide that makes up for it not using the Apple keychain and thus automatically interoperating with Camino, Safari, Mail, and so on?
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2004
1.5b4
4.5
Apr 23 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b4
I like it, very easy and secure. only thing is that there's no easy way for filling in ID and Password when you visit site. thats why I'm still using Password Wallet, they automated entry by just hold down option button for 1 sec and you'r in with your ID and PASS. I wish I knew some programming. best architecture for password manager is at: www.roboform.com
Melissa3
Melissa3
Apr 12 2004
1.5b4
5.0
Apr 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.5b4
clicked to download... option-clicked to download and even clicked on "more information" link and downloaded from there... the new beta release doesn't seem to be available... just an empty folder... ??
Guest
Guest
Apr 10 2004
1.5b4
4.5
Apr 10 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b4
Like it - nice and simple. Tabs for different types would be a nice addition
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
1.5b4
4.5
Apr 8 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b4
Excellent. Easy to use, simple, effective, etc... The tab-bug thing is now fixed, which was the only annoying part and export is a nice feature.
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2004
1.5b4
4.5
Apr 7 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b4
I like this app! Well done....I agree it needs to prompt the password on opening insteading of searching for a file....which you can just launch the file from the dock and cure that. Thanks for the great price!!!
Melissa3
Melissa3
Mar 9 2004
1.5b3
5.0
Mar 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.5b3
Thanx! This is a wonderful app! Very well executed! Though as a suggestion, is it possible at all to eliminate the option to have to essentially open a saved file to use this app? Like, what I mean is, once launched Pastor prompts the user for a password and all content (passes, serials etc) displays automatically?
Guest
Guest
Mar 9 2004
1.5b3
4.5
Mar 9 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b3
In answer to a few comments: it seems like people aren't aware that you can put any data you want in the Apple keychain... not just passwords. Just open the keychain manager and click on the "Note" icon in the toolbar.
Guest
Guest
Mar 7 2004
1.5b2
4.5
Mar 7 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b2
Now that this program has export, there is absolutely nothing that comes close! An excellent, simple program - well executed.
Guest
Guest
Mar 5 2004
1.5b1
4.5
Mar 5 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b1
In answer to "Anonymous": 1/ Why would anyone take an anonymous comment seriously? 2/ Are you stupid? Keychain is a background utility with very limited an automatic capacity; Pastor is an active GUI database. Pastor, BTW, does most of what other small utility databases are doing for inordinate fees, for free. Try doing a search of the dozen or so password utilities, and see what they are charging for amazingly few features - and a lot of them are rubbish. Pastor doesn't do everythng I would want, but then that's just personal taste and polish. I've used it for a long time, and everytime I review another password utility, I just go back to Pastor.
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2004
1.5b1
4.5
Mar 4 2004
4.5
Version: 1.5b1
What does this do that the Apple Keychain doesn't?
Guest
Guest
Feb 26 2004
1.4.1
4.5
Feb 26 2004
4.5
Version: 1.4.1
Fantastic app for saving passwords, site information, etc. I've donated to the author for his worthy efforts. Best PW storage app out there for Mac, IMO - best value for the money.
Guest
Guest
Feb 25 2004
1.4.1
0.0
Feb 25 2004
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Pastor does exactly what you would expect it to do. I've used it very successfully, and I'm very happy with it, especially when I can't remember a site's password.
Guest
Guest
Feb 23 2004
1.4
4.5
Feb 23 2004
4.5
Version: 1.4
Seemingly, this app have updated to 1.4.1 in last month,Jan. And the updated matter is discribed as follows in the author' website: 1.4.1 Window Position and Window Size of a Pastor Document is saved with the Document But, still, as like the prev. ver.1.4, it seems a lil' bit difficult to enter characters in the text fields. Has anybody feeled or experienced the same? It seems more easy to use ,rather than more equipped resembled app's such as WebConfidential . So, hope to make it friendly to use; of course, without lowering the security or ability of protection of the data inside.
Guest
Guest
Jul 31 2003
1.3.3b1
0.0
Jul 31 2003
0.0
Version: 1.3.3b1
Does the job well!
Guest
Guest
Jul 31 2003
1.3.3b1
4.5
Jul 31 2003
4.5
Version: 1.3.3b1
Easy to use, does what you expect, just what I was looking for. Thanks ! Possible added feature: Import 2 pictures and tel.no field in order to store credit cards (image of both sides and who to call in case of loss)
Free
4.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
License: 
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