The APO password manager has all the features you would expect from any high-end password manager, plus a few features that will make your life just a little easier and safer.

There is always a balancing act that software companies must go through when deciding between features that keep your data secure and how easy it is to use the software. From the feedback we have received from our beta testers, APO has struck just the right balance. The goal has always been to make APO secure, easy for you to use, convenient, and reasonably priced.

For the geeks

This technical stuff is not going to mean anything to most of us. If you are not familiar with encryption protocols, it is enough to know that APO uses the same encryption that the US military uses for their top-secret data.

  • APO uses OpenSSL for all cryptographic operations.
  • On Windows, the FIPS 140-2 OpenSSL is used, so if you need FIPS certification (medical and military), APO is an option.
  • All data is encrypted using AES-256 in CBC mode.
  • The PBKDF2 algorithm is used to secure your master key.
iPhone and Android

In addition to all the features listed for the desktop version, the iPhone and Android versions have the following features:

  • Share individual entries with others using a QR code displayed on your phone.
  • Store your Wi-Fi connection information in APO. Visitors to your home / office can join your Wi-Fi by scanning an APO generated QR code.
  • Display concert tickets and other items for bar or QR code scanning.
  • Display Ether / Bitcoin public address as a QR code. This makes it easier for people to send you crypto-currency.
  • For security when crossing borders, you can easily delete the app from your phone, cross the border, re-install the app, and download your file from your Google Drive.
PC, Mac and Linux
  • First and foremost, we are proud to say that there are no monthly or annual fees. The world has gone crazy with everything from housing to music being sold to you in terms of monthly fees. This isn’t the way software used to be and we believe it shouldn’t be this way for something as simple but necessary as a password manager. So, our high-tech firm has gone retro by allowing you to use our desktop software for free. When you decide that you like it, you can purchase our Android or iPhone software for a one-time low fee. No ads either!
  • Sync between all your devices. APO allows you to sync your file via your Google Drive.
    Do all your typing on a computer and then sync the file with your smartphone, tablet, or
    another computer.
  • Tabs for storage of:
    • Websites
    • Credit Cards
    • ID
    • Email Accounts
    • Contacts
    • 2-Step Verification
    • Wi-Fi
    • Gift Cards/Concert Tickets (Anything with a Bar or QR code)
    • Crypto Currency
    • General
  • Organizing your data. All entries are kept in alphabetical order, but for added
    convenience:
    • You can create sub-folders to allow for collecting related items in one spot.
    • You can pin an entry to the top of your list.
    • You can search the entire file for key words.
  • Back-up and sync via your own Google Drive. Because everyone stores their own file,
    there is no one place where thousands of files are kept which would be a target for
    hackers.
  • Your choice of verification method:
    • User Name / Password
    • Biometrics (iPhone, Windows Hello, and Android fingerprint)
  • You can create multiple files.
    • Personal File (default file)
    • Family File (shared)
    • Business File (shared)
    • Client File (shared)
  • All files you have access to are automatically unlocked by logging into your Personal File.
    No need for you to log in every time you switch files.
  • Shared files that you create are read-only for those you shared the file with. You
    maintain control of the file.
  • Auto-open and type your username and password.
    • By using APO to open the website, you never have to worry about a typing error
      bringing you to a scam site.
  • Copy individual fields for pasting into a web page.
  • You can store notes along with each entry for additional information.
  • APO reminds you when a passport, credit card or other ID is about to expire.
  • 2-Step Verification widgets can be kept safe within APO and accessed directly within
    APO. The TOTP code generator works with sites such as Amazon, Slack, Microsoft,
    Dropbox, Github, and Google.
  • Crypto currency storage. APO will allow you to keep your Bitcoin, Ether, (and Libre when
    it becomes available) in your own personal vault. This removes the risk that is apparent
    in keeping your crypto currency private key in an exchange.
    • The Desktop app allows you to perform Ether offline transactions in conjunction
      with MyEtherWallet. You can create two Ether accounts and store the details in
      APO. Keep all your Ether in one account (savings) and never share that account’s
      private key with a cryptocurrency exchange. Use the offline transaction
      mechanism to send your Ether from your savings to the other account
      (chequing). Then use the exchange to cash out the chequing account.
  • File encryption. You can protect sensitive documents by encrypting them using APO.
    Encrypting a document using a shared password file allows you to share that encrypted
    document with those who share the password file. (Not available on iPhone.)
  • File hashing. You can ensure that the file you are downloading has not been tampered
    with. You can also verify backups by hashing the files. APO uses SHA-512, SHA-256, SHA-
    1 or MD5. (Not available on iPhone.)
  • APO does not store any of your data on our company servers. The only one with access
    is you, so APO cannot be compelled through a court order to reveal your information.
  • Your file is not visible on your Google drive for added security.
  • APO automatically shuts down after a fixed time chosen by you.
  • Items copied to the clipboard from APO are automatically deleted after a fixed time
    chosen by you.
  • You can share an entry by having APO generate a QR code.
  • You can share multiple entries via a password protected text file.
  • You can back-up your encrypted file to a local drive for added redundancy. (Not available on iPhone.)

APO Password Manager

A Geeks Perspective

  1. On Android/iOS, APO allows you to display your Ether public address as a QR code, making it easy for someone to scan the code and send you Ether.
  2. The APO Desktop app can perform Ether offline transactions in conjunction with MyEtherWallet.  To keep your Ether secure, a user should create two Ether accounts, we’ll call them “chequing” and “savings” and store their details in APO.  Keep all of your Ether in the “savings” account and NEVER, EVER, share that account’s private key with a cryptocurrency exchange. Basically, never let that private key leave APO.  Whenever you want to cash out some Ether, use the offline transaction mechanism in conjunction with MyEtherWallet to send the desired Ether amount from the “savings” account to the “chequing” account.  You can then use an exchange to cash out the chequing account.  This will ensure that if the exchange is ever compromised, which seems to happen all too frequently, a thief will get nothing from you since the exchange only knows about your empty chequing account.
  3. APO is an Ether/Bitcoin cold storage wallet.  When Facebook creates their own cryptocurrency, called Libre, APO will store Libre coins as well.
  4. You never have to remember the correct URL for a sensitive website on any of your devices, or risk entering in the wrong one and going to a scam site. You let APO open the website for you.
  5. You should never open a link from an email. Phishing scams are getting more and more deceptive and they make it very easy for you to use the link provided in the email to “check” or “update” your profile. Since the website is going to need a username and password anyway, use APO to open the REAL website and auto-type your credentials. This bypasses any potential phishing scam, and also avoids any keylogging malware that may be present.
  6. APO uses OpenSSL for all cryptographic operations. OpenSSL is trusted and used by governments and industry around the world. APO uses the FIPS 140-2 OpenSSL cryptographic module on Windows, and the non-FIPS version for other platforms.  All data in APO is encrypted with AES-256 in CBC mode. The PBKDF2 algorithm is utilized to protect your master key.
  7. APO has no public servers for storage services. Therefore, APO has exactly zero access to your password files or credentials.  Law enforcement cannot demand access to your information from APO, as it is simply not possible for APO to give them it.
  8. APO is the only password manager with a built-in generic file encryption function. This allows you to share encrypted files with others.
  9. APO has a built-in file hashing function. This (for you non-techies) allows us to verify that binaries downloaded from the Internet have not been tampered with. It also allows a user to verify that a backed-up file has not been corrupted during the backing up process (useful for DBAs and Sys-Admins).
  10. APO is available as a standalone app for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, and they all communicate with each other across platforms in order to perform a sync.  Other *nix platforms (e.g. Android x86, FreeBSD) available upon request, for a fee.
  11. APO has a gift card wallet and can scan and display gift card barcodes. As an added bonus, you can keep track of how much you have left on a gift card within APO.
  12. APO can store your 2-step verification (TOTP) shared secret for websites/systems supporting the Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH) architecture, such as Amazon, Slack, Microsoft, Dropbox, Github, and Google. APO will generate and display the authentication token, saving you from having to install an authentication app (e.g. Google Authenticator).
  13. APO is integrated with Windows Hello, allowing you to unlock your password file with your fingerprint or face on Windows.
  14. APO is integrated with Touch ID and Face ID, allowing you to unlock your password file with your fingerprint or face on iOS.
  15. You can unlock your password file with your fingerprint on Android.
  16. For added security when crossing an international border, you can easily delete the app from your phone, cross the border into another country, re-install the app from the App Store / Google Play, and download your password file from your Google Drive.
  17. You can easily share a password manager entry with another user by having them scan a QR code, or email it to them using the same protocols as sending email money.
  18. You can share multiple entries with another user by sending them (via email, cloud drive, etc.) a password-protected shared entries file.
  19. APO stores all of your WiFi connection info.  New visitors to your home/office can join your WiFi network on their Android/iOS phone by scanning a QR code presented by APO (the visitor does not have to have APO to do this).
  20. You can create a shared APO file for specific work projects. Everyone on that project can share this file and you can update login credentials whenever necessary, and update everyone by simply synching the file with the shared Google Drive.