Memengo Wallet is an application for saving passwords, PIN codes and the like - it can be used as a web application or as a mobile phone application or even both at the same time - in sync.
Each note (or card) has a name and belongs to a folder. Collectively all cards and folders available at once comprise a "Wallet". The default wallet that's created for you is named "My Wallet". You can create more than one wallet, but most people wouldn't need to.
On the iPhone/iTouch you can see that list when you first enter the program and you can return there by clicking "back" button if you find yourself lost.
To change a card you are currently viewing, tap the "Edit" button in the top-right corner and start typing. You will be able to save or discard your changes once you are done.
Creating new cards is also easy - navigate to a list of cards where you want to add a new one and tap the plus sign in the upper-right corner. In the next step you will need to pick a template - we recommend to use "Free-form note" at first.
The data you see at first is not encrypted. It is still reasonably secure that way but we encourage you to take an extra step and encrypt it if you plan to store anything sensitive.
The data can be encrypted one wallet at a time: on mobile iPhone/iTouch navigate to a place where you see the list of folders and tap the "Edit/Secure Wallet" button at the bottom of the screen.
Once there you would need to provide an encryption key - a pass-phrase of your choice (the longer the more secure). After the Wallet is encrypted, you will then have to supply that same encryption key (pass-phrase) to see data in this wallet again.
In effect you are using one pass-phrase to secure larger number of passwords. That way there is only one thing to remember, but you must remember it well - there is absolutely no way to recover forgotten encryption key. We suggest you write it down and hide the paper in a safe place such as a firesafe, a deposit box at your bank or a trusted relative.
Lastly, remember that your encryption key is different from your memengo.com online account password. The account password is to let us know whether it's Ok to let you in to our web site, therefore we must know what it is. The encryption key should be known only to you.
Synchronization and backup.
The information entered into the iPhone application can be synchronized to the web site. (Note that if you encrypted the data then we (Memengo, Inc.) won't be able to see what's inside because only you have the encryption key (pass-phrase)).
The synchronization has a few benefits:
- If your iPhone is ever lost or broken you will probably get a new one, and then you will then be able to restore all the data from the online copy. This gives you the peace of mind you deserve, so that you can focus on more important things in life.
- If you get tired of typing things on the iPhone keyboard you can login to our web site and view/edit your things there. Note that if you encrypt your data it will not be visible to anyone but you and the people you give the key to - even Memengo employees can not see it.
- You can also print your passwords from the web site.
To get started with syncing, tap the circular arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen. If you already have a web application account on memengo.com enter email/password you have used and push the "sync" button. If you don't have an account yet, just select "new account" and an account will be created for you. Be sure to spell your email correctly, otherwise you may have problems accessing the account later on.
Afterwards, every time you tap "Sync" in this dialog the data will be re-synchronized. The sync is bi-directional, so changes made on the iPhone find their way to the web site, and the changes made to the web site find their way back to the iPhone.