Why use a password manager?
Passwords are everywhere. We need them to access our computers, our email
accounts and a ton of other services that we rely on. Unfortunately, passwords
are a poor way of authentication. Strong passwords are hard to remember and the
sheer number of different services makes it practically impossible to keep
track of all of your credentials. Most people try to mitigate this by composing
their passwords out of familiar things like names or birthdays, but these can
be guessed easily and do not provide sufficient protection. Password reuse,
which is also wide-spread, is even more dangerous and makes a lot of people
easy targets for hackers. Password managers help you keep track of your
passwords by providing a secure storage that is protected by a single master
password. Good password managers keep your data safe by encrypting it with a
strong cipher like AES.
What’s so cool about Padlock?
We believe that software should not only be useful but also simple and fun to
use. Padlock is all about simplicity and usability. We deliberately left out
features that make other password managers unnecessarily complex and
potentially confusing. Padlock focuses only on the most essential
functionality. No clutter, no distractions. We also put a high value on
transparency and actively encourage inspection and contributions by other
How can I use it?
Padlock is now available in the
Chrome Web Store
and on iOS and
If you want to run your own version or simply play around with the source code,
the project is available on Github.
Why should I trust you?
You don’t have to! Padlock is completely open source and we actively
encourage developers to inspect the source code and offer contributions. This
not only makes it impossible for us to build in back doors but also helps to
identify and eliminate possible security flaws quickly and efficiently.
What is Padlock Cloud?
Padlock Cloud is a service that allows you to synchronize your Padlock data
between multiple devices quickly and easily. You can connect to Padlock Cloud
through the Padlock app simply by providing your email address. This address
will then be used for authentication by sending you a confirmation link every
time you want to connect one of your devices to Padlock Cloud. Padlock Cloud
keeps an encrypted version of your data on our servers which can then be
accessed from any device that has the Padlock app installed. Your data is
encrypted and decrypted offline and never leaves your device in plain text. The
encryption key used is derived from your master password which is only known by
you. This means that we do not have access to your plain text data at any time.
Just like Padlock, Padlock Cloud is free and completely open source. You can
find the source code here. For
more information on how we handle your personal information, please read the