Password Manager Needed

Dear Friends List,

I got my first online bank account only in 2003. But already I have three and the number of important passwords that I have to remember has gone up to about a dozen. Also, security regulations invariably mean that I have to change these passwords periodically. I need a password manager/vault of some kind so that I can just store my passwords in that software and refer to it whenever I forget them.


1) I'm very wary of applications that promise to synchronize all your passwords with the websites that they're needed on. I DON'T like this feature.

2) I DON'T want to store my passwords online somewhere. I would think that password thieves would at such an online repository first rather than hack into my computer for 1 person's passwords.

3) I DON'T want my password application to periodically 'check in' with the mothership or anything like that. That kind of behaviour makes me uneasy.

So, keeping all this in mind, which password manager/vault application should I get? Reliable freeware is preferred of course.

Inspired Connoisseur

I bumped into the 50bookchallenge community through lj_spotlight at the beginning of this year. While being very impressed with the challenge, I didn't immediately feel up to taking up the challenge. When I thought about it a little more, I realised that it was because it was so book-centric. I've always bundled books, movies, and music in my head as one kind of artefact. So I thought, how about creating a books + movies + music challenge for myself?

I think a decent average for me would be about 25 books in a year, because I do take about 2 weeks to read a book, irrespective of how thick or thin it looks. As far as movies go, I think a slightly higher target of 40 movies a year would be appropriate, including new hollywood, bollywood and tamil (kollywood?) movies, movies caught on TV (first time or re-watches), and festival and alternative movies. This target actually seems a little conservative right now, but targets can always be revised upwards if it's going good. On the other hand, overreaching now and then downgrading the target later might be disheartening. On a similar average, I've set my music target to sampling atleast 30 new albums this year. This includes pop music, hindi film music, tamil film music, out there music, and everything else.

I've already done well on the book and movie fronts:

Book # 1 - On Beauty by Zadie Smith

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Currently reading: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Movie # 1 - Guru

Language - Hindi; Director - Mani Rathnam; Cast - Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan, Mithun Chakrabarty, Vidya Balan.

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Movie # 2: Parzania

Language - English and Gujarati; Director - Rahul Dholakia; Cast - Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika, Corin Nemec, Raj Zutshi.

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ETA: If I review every single book, movie and album, I can see myself typing a lot!!