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Type of Program: Password Management System
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP
Authors Name: Mirek Wojtowicz
Version: 4.20
Price: $0.00 Freeware/Donate-Ware
Installed Size: 1MB


When I find a new program I think will help our readers I want to spread the word of it as fast as I can. PINs is no exception. I have been using another password management program for a couple of years but have now found a great replacement for it (even though the other one was Freeware as well).

When you have numerous passwords to remember you want one simple program to handle them all. At least when I want to grab a stored password I donít want to click or type cumbersome keystrokes or have to go through several clicks. I just want to be able to get the information and get out.

PINs is a nice Windows program for the safe storing of secure information like passwords, accounts, PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) etc. The password you initially use to open PINs is not even saved anywhere and will be the only one you need to remember! Clipboard contents are deleted upon program Minimize or Close. Speaking of which, I really like the fact that when you Minimize the program it resides in the SystemTray and not the Taskbar. PINs does not require any type of special installation, keycodes or un-encryption methods to use and does not need any special DLLs, drivers or system files. So what does all this mean? It means that PINs can run directly from a floppy disk, including data files, without installing any files on a PC.

So if you have way too many passwords, account numbers and the such to remember why remember each and every one of them when you can use PINs? PINs is very easy to use, can hold an unlimited amount of information, has 448-bit algorithm Blowfish encryption, and is totally free!

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Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

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