STRIP is dead! Long live Strip!

2009-05-27 20:00:00 -0400


We did it! The initial version of Strip has made it into the iTunes App Store, along side Strip Lite, a free version with a 10-record limit.

Strip is a password manager and data vault for the iPhone. It relies on SQLCipher for data storage – it’s our own build of SQLite that provides military-grade encryption of the entire database using the OpenSSL library. If you want to dig deeper, we have more information on the product site, and the SQLCipher page.

To check it out, download Strip Lite or take the tour.

Features:

  • Strip’s entire database is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption
    (Compare to the weaker 128-bit encryption used by most other applications)
  • Extensible data fields, customizable labels and behaviors
  • Organize entries by category or view based on recent activity
  • Full text search across all database fields
  • Shake-to-create random password generator
  • Assign icons to entries for easy visual identification
  • 2-tap quick entry of common fields (e.g. usernames and email addresses)
  • Launch websites, dial phone numbers and address emails
  • Text or Quick-entry numeric access password input
  • Auto-lock when your device goes to sleep
  • Familiar interface similar in behavior to Contacts

Take a tour of the app if you’re still not convinced it rocks.

Ancient History

STRIP stands for “Secure Tool for Recalling Important Passwords.” STRIP first appeared for PalmOS mobile devices in 1997 and grew to be one of the highest rated, award winning security applications for the platform for over 12 years. This is a ground-up rewrite for the iPhone platform featuring improved usability and enhanced security. Thus, we’ve changed the name to “Strip”.

We discontinued STRIP’s development a couple of years ago due to the decline in the Palm OS platform. We’ve since added the source to Github for anyone who wants to take up the cause themselves. As we previously mentioned here, we will be providing a migration path to the iPhone version for Palm users ASAP, as well as updating strip-dump to support users moving to other platforms and software.

Shout-Outs

We’d like to extend our thanks to the many beta testers who helped us put together an excellent product. Extra special thanks goes out to nGen Works for designing Strip’s new identity, logo, and badge. Last but not least, the various articles and tips on Mobile Orchard, including a post on how to avoid app rejection, have been enormously helpful.


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