Sneak Peek at eWallet 6.1!

wallet120.jpgeWallet 6.1 isn’t out yet but work is in progress on the next version of our eWallet software. Normally we stay pretty tight lipped about new features, but I know we have a lot of FlexWallet users eager to hear about when their favorite FlexWallet features are going to find their way to eWallet. So I’d like to take a few minutes to let you know what we have in store!

So here we go, the tentative list of a few of the features that we’re planning for eWallet 6.1!

  • New and improved template editing – a LOT of changes here
  • “Field type” customization options
  • Improved find / search
  • “Favorite cards” category

Of course this list isn’t complete, and there will be lots of little things as well, bits and pieces that we want to put some polish on! Now, please keep in mind that this list is subject to change, but our intent to is to stick to it if at all possible.

So when can you expect to see eWallet 6.1? We’re shooting for mid-year although we don’t have a specific release date set. In the meantime, keep those ideas, comments, and questions coming! Your input plays a big role in how we choose new features.

Also, don’t forget to tell us what you like! I’m not looking for a pat on the back here…we just don’t want to change something and then have everyone shouting “We loved that! Put it back! Put it back!”

More to come in the weeks ahead!

– Marc

46 thoughts on “Sneak Peek at eWallet 6.1!

  1. spmwinkel

    “* New and improved template editing – a LOT of changes here
    * “Field type” customization options
    * Improved find / search
    * “Favorite cards” category”

    I like what I see!

  2. Coleen

    I love eWallet and have used it for my PC, PDA and smartphone. Please add it for Mac and Blackberry and my security will be complete.

  3. Rodney

    Cool. Keep up the good work.

    The only thing I’d like to see is the ability to sync via ftp directly from my phone/ppc.

  4. Marc Post author

    Hey Michael. No set plans for Symbian yet. Did you sign up for the Web Companion though? Slots are limited but people should be able to access your wallets right now on Symbian using the Companion if you have a device with a browser.

  5. Chris

    I’ll second the suggestion for a Mac version. I’m a bit cautious about putting my info up on web companion…

  6. Peter

    Can you ever truly get around the “I loved that. Put it back! Put it back!” comments? :-)

    MS removed some features from SQL Server that were in the

  7. Ian B

    I second Rodney’s request to have FTP sync direct from the device. I sync my PIM info OTA with an Exchange server, and only really dock my PPC in order to back up my wallet. If FTP sync was available OTA, I could be certain that all my important data was fully backed up at all times :-)

  8. hank

    editable field attributes – PLEASE!!! in particular the ability to chg which fields may/may not be hidden.

  9. AKA John Doe

    I downloaded and installed eWallet V6 today and migrated all my cards from SplashID into it. I have an older license for eWallet (as well as SplashID and CodeWalletPro), so I may just switch over for the $16.95 it would cost me.

    I’ll give it a few more days to see how it works for me, but I like what I see so far!

  10. Campmaster

    I am using eWallet 6.1 on a MAC using CodeWeavers (wine), but would LOVE to see a native MAC Version!

  11. Marc Post author

    “Hank says: editable field attributes – PLEASE!!! in particular the ability to chg which fields may/may not be hidden.”

    Actually, as it stands, fields only show up if you use them. Why not drop us an email with a little more detail if there is something different you are shooting for! Just email support@iliumsoft.com.

  12. Marc Post author

    “I’d like to see drag & drop for moving icons between folders.”

    Actually you can already drag and drop cards from one category to another in the same wallet on Windows PC and Pocket PC. Are you thinking of something else? If so, drop us an email with the details of the request (if you haven’t already.)

  13. Tim Sharrock

    Hank may be asking for something I would like – not only to be able to change the name of a field, but how it behaves, eg “name this field passwordX, and make it hide its value as a password” – and this might be the ‘“Field type” customization options’ mentioned in the list… I hope so

  14. AKA John Doe

    When I click on a URL saved in desktop eWallet it brings up IE. Why is this? I have not even configured IE for my firewall as I never use it. It really would be appropriate for eWallet to use the default browser as configured.

  15. Duncan

    I just started using eWallet version 6.0 and am really enjoying it. I’m looking forward to v6.1 and future enhancements.

    How do you guys handle minor version updates (from 6.0 to 6.1)? Is it a discounted purchase?

  16. Marc Post author

    Tim wrote:
    “Hank may be asking for something I would like – not only to be able to change the name of a field, but how it behaves, eg “name this field passwordX, and make it hide its value as a password” – and this might be the ‘“Field type” customization options’ mentioned in the list… I hope so”

    Yes, the customization options are exactly that.

    “When I click on a URL saved in desktop eWallet it brings up IE. Why is this?”

    Turn off autopass. Autopass only works with IE so if you have it turned on it defaults to AutoPass. Just got to Options and uncheck Enable Autopass.

    “How do you guys handle minor version updates (from 6.0 to 6.1)? Is it a discounted purchase?”

    Minor updates are free regardless of purchase date.

    “It looks like eWallet goes directly to Pocket IE on the PDA, too. ”

    Nope. If your browser has properly registered itself as the default browser, eWallet will use that browser. Unfortunately, some of the mobile browsers out there fail to do this properly.

  17. AKA John Doe

    Q: “When I click on a URL saved in desktop eWallet it brings up IE. Why is this?”

    A: “Turn off autopass. Autopass only works with IE so if you have it turned on it defaults to AutoPass. Just got to Options and uncheck Enable Autopass.”

    Q: “It looks like eWallet goes directly to Pocket IE on the PDA, too. ”

    A: “Nope. If your browser has properly registered itself as the default browser, eWallet will use that browser. Unfortunately, some of the mobile browsers out there fail to do this properly.”

    EXCELLENT! Both issues resolved. Thanks!

  18. Wiiiindy

    The most useful thing you can add is drag-and-drop ID and password into a web page – preferably both with one drag. I am really puzzled why more people don’t request it. I have another way to accomplish the same thing and it makes it so easy to sign on to web sites and with eWallet it would be even easier since all my IDs and passwords would be in one place. AutoPass is nice but I don’t often need to open a new window to go to a site. Also URLs have a way of changing – or I reach a place I need to sign-on by a different route. Assign a hot-key to eWallet, open the card, drag the log-in info into the first log-in field on the web page – you’re in.

  19. Marc Post author

    Not a bad idea Wiiiiindy (did I spell that right?) :)

    I like the drag and drop concept. One thing you can do in the meantime (and that a lot of folks don’t know about) is SmartCopy. Just right click on the name/password you want in the card face (you don’t need to go into edit) and choose “Copy “. It’s an easy way to grab stuff from the face of a card.

  20. Todd

    Good, this is great to hear! Hopefully us registered users will get an email informing us of the 6.1 update (assuming that it will be free to 6.0 purchasers as well, eh?).

    I feel like 4.0 to 6.0 didn’t have a lot of good front-end changes, mostly it was backend like synching. Good to hear that user-experience will be back at the forefront again.

    Please don’t forget to include
    1. the ability to import contacts from CSV or Outlook directly – if we’re going to store key information in eWallet, things like “I need a card to store the door passcode of my child’s kindergarden and the address”
    2. a better “export” function to plain text so we can choose what fields we want copied to the clipboard (and even save that as a profile) – think security on this one.
    3. ways to “tag” cards, like “Needs Update”, “In Use”, “Wife”, etc.
    4. how about some kind of visual reminder for things that have an “expiry” date, like a driver’s license, when the date is getting near.
    5. integrate with my internet browser to quickly enter information, like CC/shipping address, when I buy something online. like all the Yahoo/Google/MSN toolbars do.

    Wow, I could go on forever…

  21. John

    Ive been using ewallet for many years now, and use it regularly, I depend on it, and cannot live without it. A couple of days ago, i upgraded my version of ewallet from version 5 to 6, I converted my ewallet file to the new version and found the graphics installed in my previous version doesn’t display properly because of the card gradient background, is there a plan on having a option of turning the gradient background on/off within the program and/or per card?

  22. Marc Post author

    “I feel like 4.0 to 6.0 didn’t have a lot of good front-end changes, mostly it was backend like synching. ”

    It sounds like the front end changes just weren’t things you needed (since there were a lot of them!) In 5.0->6.0 alone we had a bunch including flex view, inserted files of any kind (including full encryption of them,) and automated backups (plus lots more.) As for your other requests they have been noted!

    “is there a plan on having a option of turning the gradient background on/off within the program and/or per card?”

    We’ve heard this from a few folks and I’m looking at some options for 6.1.

  23. Sharon

    I can’t wait to check out the latest eWallet. I’m currently evaluating a copy and I find the layout more intuitive than the competition. However, there are some features that I really wish eWallet for Windows Mobile and Desktop have, such as one-button click on the fly masking of fields, clickable hyperlinks (opening the browser etc.), and fill-in of fields via keystrokes or context menu. All of these features are in Password Agent already, but it just isn’t available in the Windows Mobile platform.

  24. Kevin

    Todd and Marc bring up something I see as a common issue with software development. The issue is the way end uses see changes. Let’s say I use a program that I need to use to accomplish something, but it has a lot of bugs and it’s really slow.

    CrummyUsefulProgram’s developers then go and redesign all of the internal stuff in the program, but don’t change the interface. They call it CrummyUsefulProgram V.2: The Not Crummy Edition. They charge for it, because it’s a major version release.

    I go, “oh no! It’s not any different! I’m not paying you for anything!” but it really *is* different. It’s even obviously different, just not in terms of how shiny the buttons are and whether it calms you down after having a bad day.

    I’m an amateur photographer, and I see this with ‘feature creep’ in the model of camera I use. Everyone begs and begs and begs for more frames-per-second for continuous shooting, even though it’s already pretty much a given that if you really need a fast camera there are already solutions on the market that are *designed* to be extremely fast. But no, as soon as someone says, “now it goes 6FPS instead instead of 3!”, that means it’s magically better.If a new version comes out and doesn’t have more FPS, it’s a bad update because it doesn’t push the features.

    Likewise, the new version of my camera is remarkably higher in image resolution, even though that generally brings tradeoffs in image quality. Pentax must have felt that if they did not increase the ‘megapixels’, consumers would assume the camera wasn’t ‘better’ than its predecessor.

    Anyway, I actually have something I want to see in eWallet. I’m going to third the “FTP sync from device”. There are a ton of other things that look interesting in a ‘gee whiz’ perspective, but with this new Web Companion thing, I think at least FTP transfer built-in to Windows Mobile eWallet would be a big step towards a unified experience.

  25. Martin Herrera

    Personally, I have been an eWallet user for many, many years. Now I am a full mac user, and continue to use the wallet on Parallels. I would LOVE a mac os native version, as well as iPhone support (perhaps through off-line web). If this came through it would be really sweet! Thanks!

  26. Lise Charlebois

    The only feature I have ever wanted for the past 2 versions is the ability to create shortcuts to existing cards, so that I may organize the same card in multiple folders. I hate make copies of cards in different folders, because updating one doesn’t update the other.

    Is this what the ‘favorites’ will do? Does it create a shortcut to the real card info, or must I move my credit card, for example, from the ‘credit card’ folder in to the ‘favorites’ folder (which is not the same thing).

  27. Rich

    I’d love to be able to transfer cards, even whole folders to another wallet. For example, at home myself, wife & 2 sons all have wallets. It would be great to be able to send a card to someone else’s wallet.

    I have hundred’s of cards now & being a packrat personality I don’t delete my old cards. I put the all in a folder called “Old Cards” which has many subfolders from prior jobs, homes, cars, etc. I love to be able to export old cards to a wallet that’s only on my desktop, kind of like the Outlook Archive file. It would keep my active wallet much lighter & easier to navigate.

    My company is bugging me to go “Blackberry” like everyone else but I don’t want to give up my eWallet. How about a Blackberry version.

    Thanks for a great product!

  28. Rich

    One more!!! I want to be able to add fields to a card that doesn’t have enough. That would make a huge difference to me.

  29. Judy

    Is there a way to have eWallet “stay on top” for those instances that a website won’t allow copy and paste of passwords or when I’m using other data that I keep in eWallet. With my extremely faulty memory this would reslove the minor, but annoying, issue of having toggle back and forth between eWallet and whatever application I’m entering data into?

  30. Kevin

    eWallet is great, and I’ve used it for several years now. I know that AutoPass only works with IE, but can’t you make it work with Firefox?? There is a very large base of FF users out there!

    Thanks for a great product.

  31. Gorky

    eWallet is great but I find myself using AI Roboform most of the time for its great integration with web browers. Is there no way such functionality can come to eWallet?

  32. cyprus web design

    looking forward to the new version, any clues when will a version be available to use on the iphone with the password database being stored on the iphone? (working off-line that is) would nt like to store password sensitive information on the internet.

    yes ewallet is the reason i have not bought an iphone yet!!!

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