Brussels, Belgium – Managing passwords by storing them on the computer securely is one of the hardest tasks for the average computer user. Many tools are available, but they often either lack user-friendliness or they are too expensive.
The new software development company Deliquus – Deliquus literally means “missing” – has released its first version of the Mac OS X application Carnet. Carnet is the French word for notebook. However, the application doesn’t just provide you with a digital notebook, but enables you to store logins and other information securely.
Carnet uses the Advanced Encryption Standard with 256 bit keys, which is used by military and government institutions all over the world. Despite the complex techniques it uses, the application only costs $19.99 USD.
The application has another unique aspect. The developers have chosen to not release the software thru Apple. They did not publish the application on the Mac App Store and they did not code sign the binary. The developers say they refuse to obey the monopoly of Apple in software distribution on the operating system, who claims 30% of the profits and a fixed fee of 99 dollars per year. That is why a work around is needed for the new Gatekeeper system. The site points users to a Boston University webpage that explains the situation well.
The application can be downloaded on Deliquus online.
Deliquus is a new one man software compony based in Belgium. It is specialized in iOS and Mac OS X software. It develops both its own ideas and on-demand software. Copyright (C) 2013 Deliquus. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.