Part of my day job requires me to manage a few dozen websites and all the users. That means password changes are a regular part of the regimen, so I have a few password generator tools for the sites and my Mac.
One password generator app that caught my eye recently is called Password Creator. The claim to fame is distinct. It can create up to 50,000 unique passwords, all nicely listed in a table ready to be saved and disbursed. Here’s what it looks like in action.
As password generators go, Password Creator is only missing one feature that I like. Otherwise, it couldn’t be much simpler to use. Select the type of password you want to create from the pop down menu.
You can have all numeric, alpha with lowercase, alpha with uppercase, alpha with mixed case, or alphanumeric with only upper or only lower or mixed, or add symbols. It even creates hexadecimal passwords good for use in WEP encrypted wireless devices. The password’s strength is measured in a graphic bar.
The slider bar lets you select the length of the password, and you can select the number of passwords to be created. There’s even a disambiguator option to avoid specific characters. You may not need it, but there’s also a PDF user guide to creating secure passwords. Password generator apps abound and many are free. Password Creator is only 99-cents but it’s missing one feature I like– pronounceable passwords that are both secure and easier to remember. The one I use for my iPhone is called Pronounceable Password Generator and it’s free.