Steel
Steel 1.1.8
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Categorize/encrypt textual information.   Shareware ($9.00)
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Steel... Does the world really need another password organizer? The answer is a resounding yes. Steel works much like other products in this category, allowing you to store and search personal information, but does so with a simplified, familiar iApp interface.
What's New
Version 1.1.8:
  • Steel is now distributed by Gravity Apps.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is fully supported.



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Steel User Discussion (Write a Review)
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slob reviewed on 01 Nov 2007
Still my favourite (tho recent data guardian looks nice, but doesn't have the same flexible notes frame, which now won't open on the icon click btw), except..

still brushed metal!?.. And could be nice to doubleclick on a record (or that same icon) and have it open in its own window - easier for editing imo.
[Version 1.1.7]


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SilvaSurfer commented on 22 Oct 2007
As a registered user of Steel I am very pleased with the overall package. It does what it is supposed to do and well. Only comment I would make is that it has not been updated now for over a year and we have had no word from the developer. Shame, because with a few more added features it would be at the top of the class.
[Version 1.1.5]


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+25
Guntis commented on 24 Jun 2006
Now when all iApps have Unified theme interface, maybe Steel could follow in their path?... Brushed metal now isn't as good as new smooth Unified theme.
[Version 1.1.5]

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Mudflapper replied on 20 Jul 2006
Try UNO. It's great.
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Mudflapper reviewed on 21 May 2006
I tested every single last password organizer for the Mac over the last few months, and Steel came out on top. I was leaning towards Wallet because of it's snazzy interface and icons, but there were just too many hiccups. I got all excited when Waterfall said they were going to ad dotMac/iDisk syncing so I could have one password database that I could get to from any Mac with a copy of Wallet. Turns out, they only added an import/export feature to your iDisk--a complete waste of time. I want it to just WORK. Like a Mac.

Steel, on the other hand, has been rock-solid since day one. It doesn't directly support dotMac syncing, but I've found a nifty workaround. Just save your database to a folder on your iDisk, and set the prefs to open that database automatically when launching Steel. Then, do the same with your copy at work or on your MacBook, make sure you sync your iDisk after saving your Steel database and BAM!--you're all set.

Anyway, if you're looking for the best password organizer for OSX, this is probably it.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Dct reviewed on 06 Feb 2006
Excellent. Easy to use. Easy to search. The developer is very responsive to questions and appreciates constructive comments and new feature ideas. Very stable... no crashing. Safe and secure.
[Version 1.1.5]


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poolie commented on 14 Jan 2006
Steel is the best Passwort Organize App for the Mac. I'm using it since one year now.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2005
Out those i've tried, Steel is the best software of this type.

However, i find it's whole GUI a bit off. Not entirely happy with the restriction on fields either, or the use of the drawer.

Good, but not great.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Richo commented on 28 Oct 2004
2 weeks in, registered, and this is the best password storage app I've personally found, esp for the price - imports pretty well too. (finally moved away from Realbasic Besafe ;).
[Version 1.0.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
Looks an awful lot like Tiger's keychain app...
[Version 1.0.7]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Jun 2005
Eh?
Bout as much as it looks like iTunes. And what's the point. This is not the same type of thing.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2004
incompatibilities with COCOA Gestures....but it's the only app to show these incompabilities....the problem seems to be Steel dependant...
[Version 1.0.5]

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Gabriele de Simone (developer) replied on 20 Oct 2004
The problem was actually a bug in CocoaGestures. CocoaGestures will cause any application that does not subclass NSApplication to malfunction. The developer has been notified, but in the meantime you can download 1.0.6 which works around the bug in CocoaGestures.
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Anonymous commented on 28 Oct 2004
huh? it's extremely rare to subclass NSApplication - how does CocoaGestures work at all then?
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Anonymous commented on 26 Jan 2005
Uhh.. you do realize that if you intend to handle application events (maybe when it quits, gains focus) or if you want to say, bring the app to the front then you have to implement the methods in a custom subclass. In fact I'm suprised Steel DOESN'T use one.
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Anonymous commented on 07 May 2005
What the heck IS Cocoa Gestures?
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Anonymous commented on 07 May 2005
CocoaGestures:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9662
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Guntis had trouble on 24 Jun 2006
When the Category is empty with no entries, double-clicking doesn't create new entry... If there is already one entry, then I can create another one with the double-click. Can this be corrected?
[Version 1.1.5]


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Version Downloads:3,869
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:24 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.00
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