Just about everything you do online now requires a password, and isn’t it frustrating when you can’t remember them all? In this post, I am going to give you some ideas on how to remember a password and share some great tools to do just this.
How To Remember A Password
The first way is the most obvious way, and that is to write it down. But the problem is remembering where you wrote it down and learning to keep all your passwords organized so that you can find them easily again.
Here are a few nifty books that I found online that can help you in your quest on how to remember a password and I find mine very useful.
Simply click on the link or the picture to find out more about each product.
- Now you can keep them all in one convenient place!
- This time (and headache-saving) little volume is organized with tabbed A to Z pages, with space to list websites, usernames, passwords, and extra notes.
- You can also record notes on home network configurations, software license numbers, etc., too, in pages in the back of the book.
- An elastic band attached to the back cover keeps your place or keeps the logbook closed.
- Removable label makes logbook discreet.
- Logbook makes a practical accessory for home or office.
- It has 144 pages and is 4-1/4” wide x 5-3/4” high.
- Alphabetical search with well visible printed letters for easy scrolling of your search. The common letters have more pages than the less common ones.
- Yellow highlighted “name” line to speed up your search. Your eyes will focus on these lines first.
- Additional customizable pages for custom entries by topics to group passwords like EMAILS, BANK pins and ATM cards, BUSINESS related websites, DEVICES like smartphones, tablets, computers, your DAILY LOGINS, HOME entry keypad, locks, safe, etc.
- The book, when the front ad page is removed, becomes anonymous to others, because this book is private for you!
These next two make lovely gifts for the ladies!
Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To Protect Usernames and Passwords: Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with … Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design)
This is the perfect book to keep all your password information together and secure. This book has approximately 108 pages and is printed on high quality stock.
In addition, the pages are alphabetized so you can quickly and conveinently find what you need. Whether its social media, bills or online account info, you can store everything in this trendy password book!
This is an attractive password organizer and it is in an extra large size so there is a lot of space, and best of all you won’t lose the book.
It has 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pages.
- Plenty of room for website addresses, usernames, passwords, and additional notes.
- Removable label helps you keep your information secure.
- A spiral binding that allows pages to lie flat for ease of use.
- Handy elastic band closure.
- Pages in the back in which to record additional useful information about your computer system and other notes.
- Our popular Hydrangeas design is reproduced on the cover of this logbook in luscious watercolor blues, pinks, greens, and purples.
- Gold foil highlights brighten the delicate flowers of this bouquet.
- Embossing adds dimensional detailing.
- An excellent companion to Peter Pauper Press’s other Hydrangeas stationery and gifts!
- Logbook makes an attractive but hardworking accessory for home or office.
- 6-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/2 inches high.
- Covered wire-o binding.
Great Password Apps You Can Try
If you prefer the digital way of storing your passwords, most desktops have this feature built in already.
I for instance, have a Mac and it does an excellent job of storing all my passwords for all the websites that I visit. However when I go away and log into another machine it is very frustrating as I can never remember all the passwords that I need to. This is where it is a great idea to write them down in a book similar to the ones above.
Word of Caution:
Never ever store your banking or Paypal passwords automatically on your computer or in your password logbook. If either one of these gets stollen you will be vunerable to having money taken out of your accounts.
These I write down in a safe and separate place and I don’t label them, so nobody knows exactly what they are.
Here are some great apps you can try out to store your passwords:
- Password Manager Pro
- Secure Password Manager
- Password Storage And Autofil
- LastPass Premium from Yahoo
Most of these have free trial periods so you can try them out first.
How To Remember A Password – This Is What I Do
As you can see from the above examples, there are tools to help you to remember your passwords, no matter how many you have. Never try to remember a new password in your head, as believe me, you will forget it.
I tend to cheat. I use the same password for all the generic sites that I join online. For instance I belong to a few safelist sites, so they all have the same password, so I never forget those.
With the others, I write them down and use my Mac, with the help of Safari to remember all my passwords, excepting of course the sensitive ones like my banking.
How To Find Your Passwords On Your Mac
Launch Safari, open Safari’s preferences, and click the Passwords tab.
All the websites for which you’ve saved passwords in Safari will appear in a list. Enable the Show Passwords option and enter your login password when prompted. Passwords will be listed to the right of each site.
Saving passwords on a mobile phone is a security risk so password saving is normally turned off by default. If you really need to do this on your phone, this is how on an iphone.
Turn on your iPhone and open the Menu. Tap on the Settings icon and then tap Safari. Slide the Names and Passwords slider to On to start saving passwords and usernames.
How To Find Your Saved Passwords On Windows 10 PC
- Press Win + R to open Run.
- Type inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK.
- Go to the Content tab.
- Under AutoComplete, click on Settings.
- Click on Manage Passwords. This will then open Credential Manager where you can view your saved passwords.
Letting your PC remember your passwords for you for the more ‘non secure’ sites is a huge time saver and I use this feature all the time as I never have to worry about how to remember a password when I visit various sites.