When one hears the word wallet, one usually thinks of a program to manage your personal finances(and not of a password manager). Many people will thus overlook SPB’s just-released password/credential manager…which is a pitty. Read on to find out why…

After starting SPB Wallet for the first time, the program asks you to create a new wallet. A wallet is like an encrypted ‘folder’, in which privileged data can be saved.
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The program does an excellent job in helping you choose a password; a hint can be stored too:
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A ‘wallet’ contains so-called cards, which then contain one or more fields with the data. Cards can be structured in folders, they can be traversed in iconic and tree view:
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Each card’s layout is dependent on a so-called template, it specifies the contained fields and the graphical appearance of the card. The images below show SPB’s credit card template:
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SPB Wallet ships a load of templates covering most areas of life – I tried to get a list off templates from SPB, and will post it once it arrives(update: the list is here). Should you ever need a template not contained in the program, fear not – creating custom templates is easy:
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Wallets lock themselves after a predefined time. SPB’s default time is 30min, which I personally consider too long. However, changing this value in the prefs is easy:
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Last but not least, the program also contains a password creator:
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This review looked at a prerelease version of SPB Wallet on a hp ipaq rx4240. The product was very stable in the whole reviewing period; it costs 29.95$ and is available in the TamsShop!

Overall, SPB Wallet is a very well-done password manager with a huge loads of functions. Grasping the concept of wallets, cards and templates takes a bit of time; but once this is done, using the program is very easy. Get the trial by all means, and see if it suits you – a review covering all aspects of the program would have 20 pages or so…


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