May 12, 2016
Well regarded cross-platform password generator and safe application DataVault Password Manager just unveiled some major changes and enhancements.
We have been fans of DataVault for some time, and the new pieces make that much better; it adds fingerprint authentication as an option for master password on devices that support it, and — his is huge — a free version with unlimited items.
The changelog is massive indeed, per Ascendo.
– Released free version with unlimited number of items, in addition to paid version.
– Implemented Fingerprint Authentication for master login.*
– Added Light Theme (default). See menu > Display Settings to switch back to Dark Theme.
– Added master password mask/unmask icon.
– Implemented numeric keyboard for login and added keyboard selector to login screens.
– Added support for Android Marshmallow (version 6).
– Changed List View default to collapsed view.
– Added Security Setting to disable Screen Capture in DataVault.
– Corrected split view issue for certain smartphones.
– Enhanced navigation and usability on main screens.
– Replaced action bar icons with Material Design icons.
– Improved startup time by removing launch screen.
– Enhancements to Dropbox Auto-Sync.*
– Improvements to item icons, login screen, manage categories & types screens, navigation, help text.
We were able to speak Ascendo chief Marc Bolh about the update.
Android Rundown: What is the most important enhancement in this release?
Marc: Support for Fingerprint Authentication is no doubt the most compelling feature in version 6.1. Most of our customers use DataVault several times a day and logging in with a fingerprint will save them a lot of time.
Android Rundown: Why did you decide to release a free version of DataVault for Android?
Marc: DataVault Password Manager brings peace of mind in a complicated world. We want to bring that to as many people as possible. Providing a free version with premium features, in addition to the paid version was the best way to do that.