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A Notepad to Store Your Passwords

Password Notepad: Love It or Leave It?

Even though I prefer pen and paper to digital note-taking, there are some things that shouldn't be written down. Honestly, I find it a little ironic that there's a product called My Top-Secret Passwords Pad ($7). Top-secret? Sure, if it's locked in a drawer!

I'm obviously wary to write down my passwords in fear they could get lost, stolen, or somehow fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, my reluctance to record them creates another problem: I am now probably registered with 30 websites requiring a username and password. I try to use the same or similar passwords for sites like blogs I'm registered with or other sites that don't contain important or private information, but there's always the rogue site that requires you come up with an intricate combination of letters, numbers, and special characters during their registration process.

In those cases, I suppose keeping my passwords written down in a central location wouldn't be that terrible — and this notepad is pretty cute. With space for the site name, user name, password, email used, and security questions it certainly covers all the bases.

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karlotta karlotta 6 years
have you people never heard of 1password? The best application in the world - it stores all your passwords and logins and whatever secret notes you may wish into a super secure program that has browser extensions (it can fill out passwords on a website when you ask), it has mobile/iphone versions that sync up to your computer, and all you have to do is remember its master password, which will be asked of you every time you want to use it. It's really secure and UBER PRACTICAL. I swear by it!!
karlotta karlotta 6 years
have you people never heard of 1password? The best application in the world - it stores all your passwords and logins and whatever secret notes you may wish into a super secure program that has browser extensions (it can fill out passwords on a website when you ask), it has mobile/iphone versions that sync up to your computer, and all you have to do is remember its master password, which will be asked of you every time you want to use it. It's really secure and UBER PRACTICAL. I swear by it!!
SugahSnap SugahSnap 6 years
This is a cute idea, but I would not carry the pad around with me and most of the time I need help remembering my passwords I am on the road. On my iPhone I use the Notes section to log my p/words. Instead of spelling out the entire p/word I use the * symbol in place of a couple of letters. It helps to jog my memory.
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 6 years
I've found that one of the best things to do is to create an anagram password out of a sentence containing what the password is for. For example (and don't worry, I'm not using any real-life examples lol) you could have an iTunes password that is iTimfp4m - not only is it more secure (upper case, lower case plus a number) and easy to remember that "iTunes is my favorite place 4 music," but if you have a hard time even remembering that, you could probably write that somewhere without too much concern that somebody will find it and figure it out. ;)I started changing my passwords one by one to this system after somebody hacked my PayPal account... After I used this system to make my login to PayPal more secure, I started going through the rest of my logins systematically - once I memorized the password to one, I'd change the next. By the time it was done, all of my passwords were more secure and easy to remember. :)
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 6 years
I've found that one of the best things to do is to create an anagram password out of a sentence containing what the password is for. For example (and don't worry, I'm not using any real-life examples lol) you could have an iTunes password that is iTimfp4m - not only is it more secure (upper case, lower case plus a number) and easy to remember that "iTunes is my favorite place 4 music," but if you have a hard time even remembering that, you could probably write that somewhere without too much concern that somebody will find it and figure it out. ;) I started changing my passwords one by one to this system after somebody hacked my PayPal account... After I used this system to make my login to PayPal more secure, I started going through the rest of my logins systematically - once I memorized the password to one, I'd change the next. By the time it was done, all of my passwords were more secure and easy to remember. :)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I wouldn't use it, especially not with all my passwords in one place! If I need to write down something really important, like the password to my bank account, I'll be really sneaky and write it in my address book as a phone number (with a few added numbers), for example like this:CitiBank 307-555-555
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I wouldn't use it, especially not with all my passwords in one place! If I need to write down something really important, like the password to my bank account, I'll be really sneaky and write it in my address book as a phone number (with a few added numbers), for example like this: CitiBank 307-555-555
mek123 mek123 6 years
Cute idea but agree you can save the money and make your own version.
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
I just keep an email folder strictly for log in information. I send myself an email with the username and password and use the website name for the subject title. That way I can find the information quickly!
thatgirlcole thatgirlcole 6 years
This is pretty cute! However, I definitely prefer using the website clipperz (www.clipperz.com) to a pad and pencil. It seems to be pretty secure and it's really handy for when I forget a password!
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I can appreciate the idea and it's pretty cute...but instead of paying 7 bucks for it, create your own for free. You can make a very basic one using a spreadsheet and save it in google docs or something where no one but you (presumably) will be able to see and access it.
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