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This is our world now. The world of the electron and the switch; the beauty of the baud. ~Agent Bob

Passwords. We all have them. Likely hundreds of them!

There are simply too many passwords to remember them all. And while I have long relied on my system of repurposing an alphabet-based address book to write them all down in which I keep next to my computer, the truth is I am not always good at making the entries as passwords are created. Not to mention that the entries, while categorized by letter, are not in alphabetical order, they are in chronological order depending on when (and IF) I wrote them in the address book.

Clearly this is one of my systems that needs improvement.

Mashable to the rescue with its list of 8 password management apps for me to consider. Norton Identity Safe and Roboform are contenders; no decision as yet though.

But I must do something to address this because I’ll soon be updating my will and its provisions for management and distribution of digital assets after my death. That person (or persons) is going to need something better for passwords than my ratty, incomplete address book for sure!

What about you? Do you have a favourite password management tool? Have you made provisions in your will for this aspect of your estate as well? (If not, see our post Planning Your Digital Afterlife.)