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Switching from Euro to US Dollars

Before I forget: Happy Mother’s Day! That said – today’s update has nothing to do with moms [smile].  We’re switching package pricing from Euro to US Dollars, made some interface tweaks, redesigned the website and did some heavy duty back-end overhauling.

Dollars & Cents

Here’s an interesting stat. On any given month, between 75% and 80% of purchases come from the U S of A. Over in the help center we also get an overwhelming number of requests for pricing in Dollars.

We had considered maintaining separate price lists for different currencies, however the conversion rate is never quite perfect – tell the truth, would YOU want to buy something that costs $12.666666? Or pay a higher, rounded-up price? Not me!

As of now, our premium pricing has been fixed to the US Dollar. We’ll deal with the uneven fractions conversions so that you don’t have to.

Passpack is a European company so your invoice will “officially”  indicate the price converted into Euro based on the current conversion rate supplied by Paypal. For your accounting convenience, the USD price you paid will be noted as well.

You can download a copy of your invoices from within your Passpack account under Account > Billing & Invoices.

Free Trials & Money Back Guarantee

You no longer have to test Passpack with a free account only. You can now sign up for a 15 day free trial directly into any one of our premium accounts. No credit card needed to sign up for a trial. We’ve also extended the money back guarantee to 30 days. In total, that’s 45 days to change your mind. We’re pretty sure you won’t!

Website Redesign

We did a pretty major overhaul of the website – contents and design. You’ll definitely want to check out the new Who’s It For pages. These are great for when you’d like to suggest Passpack to someone – just point them to the page that best suits them, and you’ll have a lot less “why this is so cool” explaining to do [smile].

Website: Who Section

Also, the link to your Passpack Sign In screen is in the upper left corner of every page. However, by bookmarking you can save yourself a click.

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Streamlined the password suggestions in the entry window. It’s now located directly under the password field when it’s unscrambled.
  • Your password history in the entry window used to be available only via a keyboard shortcut. We’ve now added a link just below the scrambled password field.
  • Moved the Go button in your entry window to make space for a longer Link field, and to match the icon in the password list.
  • Trick: click and hold for a half-second (slow-click?) any name in your password list and you’ll be able to edit it inline without having to open the entry window.
  • We’ve removed the time limitations on archived secure messages. They won’t disappear unless you delete them yourself.
  • The auto-save will now wait two seconds before kicking in. Why? It’s less intrusive when you do a lot of small, quick changes. And for those with an great reflexes, you may also be able to hit “undo all” before the saving kicks in if you realize you’ve made a mistake.

Perhaps the most important part of this release is the invisible stuff.

As always, let us know if you stumble across any issues.

Release: Groups + Bulk Password Sharing = WOOHOOO!

We’ve got a great roll-out for you: Passpack 7.4. Create groups of shared users, and share one (or batches!) of passwords with those groups. Combine that with fully integrated transfer of ownership, and password management starts looking sexy.

Combining Bulk Sharing and Groups you can get your entire company happily on the password management bandwagon.

Shared User Groups

You can add and manage your groups under your People tab (there’s a link right under the tab itself). Check the Help Center for some how-tos, but here’s the gist:

  • You create a group and add some users to it.
  • You share a password with the group – and all group members automatically have access to it.
  • You modify, delete or unshare a password entry with the group – and all changes are automatically propagated to all members.
  • You remove someone from the group – and all group-shared passwords disappear from their account without affecting the others.

How many groups can you have? Free accounts don’t need them since you only have 1 shared user to begin with*. For all premium accounts, check this grid.

Bulk Password Sharing

Shortly after adding bulk deleting, encrypted password emails and other options, we quietly rolled out bulk sharing… so it’s certainly worth mentioning now. What’s bulk sharing good for? If you have 20 passwords you’d like to share with someone, with bulk editing you can share all 20 at once for a huge time savings.

Transfer Password Ownership

This is a really popular request. Let’s say you’ve purchased a Group account which you use as a central password repository. Your all set up, with your 10 employees each with their own Free account, each receiving their passwords in sharing from your central repository. Fabulous!

But what happens when one of your employees has to create a password entry on your company’s behalf? Simple, you let them create the password, then transfer the ownership over to you.

We experimented a little bit with this feature, rolling it out silently… tucked away in the bulk editing actions menu. With Passpack 7.4 the Transfer Ownership feature has been promoted to “official”. Your shared users can not only transfer one (or batches) of passwords to your central repository – but they can do it at the time of creation, or anytime thereafter.

(Do I hear a few people in the back calling for some automation here? I do? Huh, funny I was thinking the same thing myself [wink])


We also tooled with some things here and there that need fixing. Here’s a quick list of some of the minor changes as well:

Basic authentication support.

Password and People tabs remember the last state when switching back and forth.

• Better notifications in Home.

• Mild tweaks to the entry window.

• Your red save all button has a new home (top right of screen).

• Various minor bug fixes including some oddball visual cues.


Go forth, build groups and be merry! Let us know if you run into any hiccups.

* Actually, you can only initiate one shared user, but you have an unlimited number of people that can initiate sharing with you. More on that here.

Coming Up Next at Passpack: Groups

I’ve been stingy with the blog posts as of late, so I wanted to drop in with some news on what we’ve been up to, and what’s coming up next – Groups & Localization!

For the past 5 months or so I’ve been traveling, while Francesco has been preparing some important Passpack changes. Let’s ignore the traveling since you can read all about that on my personal blog, and jump right into the exciting new stuff.


Just one small word, but chock full of Passpack power. The next update you’ll see to your account is the ability to share not just with single people, but with entire groups. This is incredibly useful for provisioning passwords, for example, to an entire department.

Right before the official release, we’ll stock up the Help Center with how-to articles for you. But here’s the gist:

  • Add a shared user to a group and their account gets populated with all the password entries that have been previously shared with that group.
  • All changes are automatically propagated across the group.
  • Remove someone from a group and all group-shared password entries will disappear from his/her account.

Localization Tool

For those of you wishing you had Passpack in your own language – your moment is coming.

Following the Groups release, we’ll be finishing off a few smaller features to round out the both the free and business packages. The next big thing you can expect though will be a localization tool. We build the tool, and you (the community) can translate until your hearts delight.

Until then, welcome me back, and get ready for 2-3 months of intensive development.