When I was running IT services business at Uconomix, I had to store information about a lot of projects at any time for various clients. The server IP, login page url, database details, passwords, access tokens, API keys, PIN numbers and what not. At first I used to dump it all in word or plain text files under each project’s folder but that wasn’t very efficient and not safe either because it was all plain text. I needed a place to store it all at one place. I tried with password protected word files, access database etc but nothing was as simple as I wanted.
What I really wanted was a dump bin where I can copy paste stuff from an email about access details of a new server and find it quickly the next time I need it. There have been tons of password managers available, I am using spb wallet myself on my mobile and computer to store my credit card information and all. But I didn’t want to use that for storing my project related information because all those products were very structured and fields based. There were fields for a server url a username and a password. My case was unique. I had a server url, multiple accounts, smtp details, ftp details, url to phpMyAdmin and it’s login details – lots of stuff. I basically wanted free form text entry so I developed InfoBox.
That was back in 2008. I developed it and it was good enough for my own use and I have been using it since then to store all my programming related info. Now I have decided to release it to the world as a freeware. It’s very limited in features. You can create Boxes and Boxes contain Info. I had added basic formatting options a while back and that’s it. I just added some embedded banners for uMark and PhotoJoiner and released it. It’s a portable app so you can run it from a pen drive and put your Box anywhere you want – pen drive, Dropbox folder or a network share.
InfoBox uses SQLite to store the data. Every box is essentially a password protected SQLite database.
Download it and let me know what you think.