Secret Agent Is Awesome

2015-07-14 21:00:00 -0400

Hello readers. STRIP, our password manager, has a helpful feature named Secret Agent that makes it easy to access data stored in STRIP from other apps. We created a demonstration video on how to use Secret Agent effectively and we wanted to share it with you and describe the feature a bit more.

Ever get to a website login page and sigh at the annoyance of typing in your username and password? You don’t have to with Secret Agent. Just use the global keyboard shortcut to bring up the search bar. Search for your entry and hit enter, then select the field you want and hit enter again. Secret Agent will automatically fill in the field–without the need for an additional browser plugin. This works on more then just browsers: you can insert data from STRIP in any app using Secret Agent.

How to set it up:

  • On Windows go to File/Preferences/ Check off “Run Secret Agent at Windows Login”
  • On OS X go to STRIP/Preferences/General Check off “Enable Secret Agent with keyboard command”
  • NOTE FOR OS X USERS: Make sure user script is at the correct path: ~/Library/Application\ Scripts/net.zetetic.Strip.mac/

How to use it:

At a prompt you can use the hotkeys to bring up the search bar. These are the default keys which we recommend, but you’re free to change it to your liking.

  • Windows: Shift + Control + Backslash
  • OS X: Shift + Command + Backslash

Search for your entry. Hit enter on the field you want to fill. Make sure your insertion cursor (blinking vertical line) is on the field you want to fill before calling Secret Agent. When you call it again it will start from where you last left off incase your filling in multiple fields. Else, you can just start typing and it will search. Once you get the hang of it logging in becomes impressively quick, leaving on-lookers curious as to how you were able to login in so quickly without touching your mouse or typing all that much.

As always, if there are any issues please let us know.

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