#278 Palm OS Modest Proposal

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2012-11-19
2004-12-22
Scott R.
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There's a persistent call for getting KeePass ported to
the Palm OS. In the interim, perhaps someone could just
port the DB and provide a simple PalmOS GUI for
browsing it. It seems to me that this would provide a
lot of the functionality folks are looking for. Of
course the big piece missing would be the ability to
enter data on the PDA and then sync it back to the PC.
For me however, just having portable access to the
password data would be quite helpful.

Discussion

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    I agree. I've been usiing KP for over a year now and have come to trust
    it.... there isn't an equivalent Palm app that I would trust.

    Please bring on some form of Palm OS support :-)

    ...Ron

     
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    A PalmOS port would be great! Count me in.

     
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.
    2004-12-30

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    Just to be absolutely clear. I am NOT proposing a port to
    the Palm OS, just a way to view the data on Palm OS.

     
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    Did you try to use YAPS ?

    I switched from Palm to PPC a while back, but from what I
    can recall Yaps had memo import / export ability. So, you
    could export data to a text file, sync to palm, cut & paste
    into individual Yaps records (this will be time consuming,
    but just the first time around). Then you're all set.
    Updating back & forth will be manual, but doing a record or
    two a week won't kill you. Yaps uses Blowfish so it's pretty
    good. And, it's free. Just like KP (or KA) ?

     
  • Curtis Cameron
    Curtis Cameron
    2005-02-22

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    I have some Palm OS programming experience. Let's clarify
    what's wanted in a Palm version. Someone already mentioed
    that you can now export to text, then import that into a
    text reader for Palm, but is this what you want?

    Or would you want a protected, encrypted database on the
    Palm, so that you have to enter your Keepass password to
    open it? That seems like the only acceptable solution, since
    if the data exists unencrypted on the Palm, it's not that
    secure.

    Do you use tools on the Palm to secure it? There's the
    built-in password feature, which is kind of pain to enter a
    PW every time you turn it on. Lately I've been using
    Gridlock, and like it a lot, though I'm unsure of exactly
    how secure it is.

     
  • Curtis Cameron
    Curtis Cameron
    2005-02-22

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    I have some Palm OS programming experience. Let's clarify
    what's wanted in a Palm version. Someone already mentioed
    that you can now export to text, then import that into a
    text reader for Palm, but is this what you want?

    Or would you want a protected, encrypted database on the
    Palm, so that you have to enter your Keepass password to
    open it? That seems like the only acceptable solution, since
    if the data exists unencrypted on the Palm, it's not that
    secure.

    Do you use tools on the Palm to secure it? There's the
    built-in password feature, which is kind of pain to enter a
    PW every time you turn it on. Lately I've been using
    Gridlock, and like it a lot, though I'm unsure of exactly
    how secure it is.

     
  • Curtis Cameron
    Curtis Cameron
    2005-02-22

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    I have some Palm OS programming experience. Let's clarify
    what's wanted in a Palm version. Someone already mentioed
    that you can now export to text, then import that into a
    text reader for Palm, but is this what you want?

    Or would you want a protected, encrypted database on the
    Palm, so that you have to enter your Keepass password to
    open it? That seems like the only acceptable solution, since
    if the data exists unencrypted on the Palm, it's not that
    secure.

    Do you use tools on the Palm to secure it? There's the
    built-in password feature, which is kind of pain to enter a
    PW every time you turn it on. Lately I've been using
    Gridlock, and like it a lot, though I'm unsure of exactly
    how secure it is.

     
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.
    2005-02-22

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    As I said, my modest proposal is for a read-only display of
    the data imported from KeePass:
    1) port the DBMS
    2) provide a way to sync the data
    3) write a simple GUI to display the contents

    The palm encryption is bogus - way easy to crack (e.g. see
    pCrack at jkware.com). It positively *has* to be really
    secure encryption and ideally is a port of the KeePass
    encryption. I think putting in a password everytime is ok to
    begin with. Adding a password timeout later would make it
    nicer.

     
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    I'd love a palm based keepass-compatible client.

    My treo 300 would finally be useful.

     
  • Pescuma
    Pescuma
    2005-06-07

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    An idea could be make an Yaps conduit. I use it for a long
    time and it works great!

    http://www.msbsoftware.ch/yaps.html

     
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