PasswordTool
PasswordTool
1.1.2

3.0

PasswordTool free download for Mac

PasswordTool

1.1.2
19 January 2019

Generate random passwords.

Overview

PasswordTool is a simple application that quickly and easily generates random passwords.

What's new in PasswordTool

Version 1.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Added support for dark mode

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2 PasswordTool Reviews

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snozdop
09 February 2017

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Or just use the free, built-in "Password Assistant" that has been part of macOS for years. Open "Keychain Access", choose "File > New password item" and click the key icon.
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Version 1.0.1
Big Johnson
22 February 2018
There are some shortcomings/bugs with this version.

1. Lots of duplicates are still created after checking the "avoid duplicates" box, as in these passwords:


j_Pp`7l_m73J&zEI1\PPi\Mdz3 (3 capital P’s with doubles together, two 3’s included)

00.329gw8EX4WWT7nDMLLD8A58ZzACa3)n0Q (double zeros together, double capital W’s together, double capital L’s together, three 8’s included)

Uttg5997BtC5r`C3d3;G (double lowercase t’s together, double 9’s together, two C’s included)

It’s unclear if "duplicates" means duplicate characters ANYWHERE or just together. Either way the passwords violate the settings.


2. there’s no option to select how many letters/numbers/symbols to include.

For a 30-character password I may want 15 letters, 5 numbers and 10 symbols. But you have no control over that so you gotta take what you get.
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Version 1.1.1
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
22 February 2018
3. This is the kind of garbage generated in the "Pronounceable" tab:

utatredros
osgufotove
arikiariow
iricuscawi
yijofanune
veqauvelui
erugangiok
xeikoaltag
kaohahubix
voadlizakl

Where are those pronounceable, on the planet Qo’noS?


4. I have never before heard of "Diceware, but after a few minutes of research I ran across an article from 2014 that says "Diceware passwords now need six random words to thwart hackers."

Well, P.T.’s default length is 4 words.
It can be decreased or increased, but if the minimum required for security 4 years ago was 6 words, why is P.T. using only 4 words in 2018?


Doesn’t seem like the dev. used this software at all.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
25 February 2018
And another thing, Developer:

When I drag a window to a specific area of my screen I expect it to STAY THERE.

But P.T. always opens in the top-left corner, and that’s not in front of my face.
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snozdop
09 February 2017
Or just use the free, built-in "Password Assistant" that has been part of macOS for years. Open "Keychain Access", choose "File > New password item" and click the key icon.
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Version 1.0.1
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
22 February 2018
That’s like telling people "instead of using Path Finder they should just use the free, built-in Finder that has been part of macOS for years."

Path Finder makes Finder look like a student's first coding project.

K.A. does provide basic password creation.
But it’s not convenient to access and doesn’t allow as much customization as P.T.

For one thing, its maximum password length is 31 characters.
I use longer ones for financial institutions and essential websites like PayPal, eBay, Gmail and many more (if they allow it).

And K.A. will only generate 10 passwords at a time.
P.T. will create up to 10,000 at a time!

K.A. doesn’t allow you to choose which special characters to include.
P.T does!

Many websites don’t allow certain characters, so if you allow K.A. to include special characters you’ll either have to change them manually or use one of the generated passwords that don’t contain those symbols. And you may have to generate new ones several times before finding one that omits all the characters you can’t use.

Password Tool is well worth 99¢!
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