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2018 Predictions: The Top 5 Apps to Watch Next Year

Here at TeamPassword, we help 15,000 customers worldwide keep their businesses functioning at the highest level. This extensive customer database provides unique insight into the popular tools, apps, and systems that companies rely on to keep their projects moving efficiently.

We’ve analyzed data from our users and carefully watched trends to track surges and declines in the numbers of people adding similar logins to predict the top 5 tools to watch in 2018. Ensuring that you’re using the best and most up-to-date tools available on the web is essential to success. If you’re not familiar with the apps on this list, now is the time to prepare yourself and your business for the New Year!

 

  • Sendgrid – Despite being a huge company, Sendgrid has generally been seen as a tool that developers use to send transactional emails. Recently, we’ve seen our customers adding Sendgrid accounts more frequently than Mailchimp… (for some reason we should take a guess on)

  • Zapier – Very useful in tying systems together, Zapier has been on an upward trend for the last year or two and it looks like they’re unlikely to slow down.

  • WPEngine – With WordPress powering a large percent of the internet, WPEngine is the number one WP hosting platform added to TeamPassword.

  • Office365 – When a lot of today’s developers were coming up, Microsoft was not at all cool, but it’s becoming a very popular web productivity platform. The new, cool Microsoft appears to be taking hold — and giving the Gmail platform a run for their money according to our client data.

  • SurveyMonkey – Despite our in-house love of Typeform, the Monkey still reigns supreme amongst the survey tools used by our clients.

 

At TeamPassword we’re dedicated to helping you be more productive; in a busy work day, we understand that every minute counts. This year the average client managed 147 system logins using TeamPassword — and saved on average 120 minutes when onboarding new employees and clients. What could you accomplish with an extra 2 hours in the New Year?

TeamPassword allows you to manage and share access to the apps, services, and tools your team needs to save time and keep projects moving smoothly. Visit www.teampassword.com to start your year with a free 14-day trial, and decide for yourself how to spend all your extra time!  

 

The Risks of Storing Your Passwords in Google Sheets

We love Google. We use it every day to search, email, store and share documents, and keep our lives (both work and personal) more organized. Honestly, how did we ever function without it?

For someone who has no system in place to keep track of their passwords then Google Sheets is a great place to start: it allows to you to separate, label and categorize. Autosaves your work. Gives some level of access control as to who can view, edit, and comment on a document. It’s free and almost everyone is already using it.

But there are three main areas of concern when Google Sheets becomes the sole keeper of your passwords: Security, Operations, and Convenience.

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TeamPassword for Every Department

TeamPassword is built for and because of teams. We help teams of all shapes and sizes save time and money by eliminating the need to constantly search for passwords in order to access the daily apps and tools you need to get your job done. Local teams, international teams, old teams, new teams —  get the whole company on board. From digital nomads to startups to growing agencies, TeamPassword works for teams on all levels.

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Customer-Centric: How Your Feedback Helps Drive Product Features

TeamPassword was first developed to solve a personal problem: an unorganized, outdated spreadsheet and too many sticky notes for any sane person to keep track of. We badly needed a better, more secure system to keep track of passwords and logins. TeamPassword was born out of necessity because we needed an alternative to Last Pass and Dash Lane. We needed a password manager that would address the specific issues we were facing: how to safely and easily share passwords between collaborative teams. As we got deeper into development we uncovered more and more functionalities that had to be addressed. The evolution of this product has taken five years and continues to grow and change in order to meet the needs of our users.

Six important features were developed based on specific requests from our users — and more are on the way!

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Big news: Announcing TeamPassword’s New Safari Extension

 

Congratulations! Your favorite team password manager now has a Safari extension! You’ll never have to leave your browser window again!

Add shared logins from TeamPassword, update existing logins, or create new logins directly from your browser… then never type another password again! That’s what login management is all about, right?!

Here’s how it works: When you browse to a service where the login information is stored in TeamPassword, simply click the TeamPassword extension and all shared logins for that page will be shown at the top of the list. Click the name of the login you need and we’ll fill that login form for you!

Multiple logins per site? No worries—we’ll show you everything we got and you pick the best fit.

Want to come to TeamPassword first? You can do that too! Open the TeamPassword Safari extension, click any account, and we’ll browse to that URL and fill the login form for you.

Even in the extension you still have all the TeamPassword login tools available. Sort by group, search by keyword, or both! This extension is just what you needed to level up your productivity. Your easy password manager just got easier!

When you’re ready to take the plunge: Install the TeamPassword Safari Extension here.

If there’s anything we can do to make this extension even better, please let us know! We’re super excited to get our Safari extension out into the world, we hope you love it as much as we do.

Just Released: Firefox 2.0 Extension

Are you ready to party, Firefox users? We’ve recently released the 2.0 version of our Firefox extension, with a number of perks to make your password management experience even better. 

First off, let’s talk about Add-on Signing by Mozilla. Previously an optional step, newer versions of Firefox require add-ons to be signed otherwise, your browser will show a scary warning message (and eventually, they’ll be disallowed altogether.) Nobody likes scary warning signs. From 2.0 on, our add-on will always be signed by Mozilla for additional peace of mind.

Here’s something cool: Self Updating! We weren’t eligible to get TeamPassword into the Firefox Add-on Store so we decided to build our own update distribution network! This means you’ll no longer need to download the new version of the add-on when updates are available.

Also, have you seen our brand new look? Go take a look, we’ll wait.

Okay great, now that you’ve seen it, we’re happy to announce that this look is also a part of the Firefox add-on!

Now for a behind the scenes scoop: We’ve made a number of backend improvements to our login management system to make form filling more dependable while improving performance.

So if you’re still operating under the old version of our Firefox extension, go ahead and update already! We’ll make it easy for you (as if our password manager wasn’t easy enough). Click here to get started.

Sincerely,

The best enterprise password manager in the game

8 Posts that have nothing to do with Password Management

With our passion for tech and high growth companies, we hope that you see us as more than “that password management company that saves the words and numbers you can’t remember.”

That’s why we dedicate time each week to write about the many different aspects of working at a tech company. Below are some of our favorite articles you might have missed over the past weeks and month.

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6 Steps to Using a Team Password Manager for your Small Business

If you set up the right processes and systems for password sharing, you’ll never have to waste time worrying about password management again. Read on to learn six password strategies that will let you get back to working on your core business.

1-Identify who needs access. Obviously, your employees will need access to certain passwords, but it’s also likely that outside vendors may need to access certain accounts as well. Does your bookkeeper need access to your credit card account? Does your marketing consultant need access to your Twitter account? Make a list of everyone who will need access to your company’s passwords and then dole out password information accordingly.

2-Identify shared password groups. Once you’ve identified everyone who will need access, organize those team members into different password access groups. For example, your technical team likely won’t need access to the same passwords as your marketing team. Here are a few common groups we see small businesses using:

  • Administrative: Admins and office manager types need access to accounts like Staples, Amazon, hotels, and airlines.
  • Finance: Bookkeepers and accountants need access to accounts like your commercial bank, credit cards, and payroll system.
  • Marketing: Your internal team, consultants, and/or agency will need access to accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, GoDaddy, and any Content Management Systems (CMS) you or your clients use.

Creating groups in TeamPassword is easy and ensures that the appropriate people—and only the appropriate people—have access to the passwords they need.

3-Update your hiring procedures. You likely already have a process for hiring people that includes collecting tax paperwork and inputting information into payroll. We suggest you add one more step—add the new hire to the appropriate password groups in your password management app. This way, the new hire will never be held up waiting for someone to give them the password for a site they need to do their job.

4-Update your termination procedures.

No one likes to think that an employee isn’t going to work out but let’s be realistic. It’s important to be prepared for when someone leaves (or is asked to leave). You don’t want an unhappy ex-employee to have full access to your bank accounts, social media, or any sensitive company information. Even if an employee left your company amicably, you should remove them from your TeamPassword account to minimize risk. If an ex-employee has poor password management habits, they could jeopardize your company without doing anything malicious. If one of their accounts gets hacked, your password security (and thus bank accounts, credit cards, and reputation) could be in danger.

5-Don’t forget about the all too important consultants and vendors! When you begin working with a vendor or consultant, don’t forget to add them to the appropriate password groups. And, of course, if you stop working with a consultant or vendor, you should treat it just like an employee termination, and remove access to your passwords.

6-Double check your work on a regular basis. People are, well, human, and we all make mistakes. You should set a regular schedule, perhaps once a quarter, to sign in and review your password groups. First, make sure the users on your account are current. Second, review the groups to which your users are assigned. For example, if Joe changed from an administrative assistant to a marketing role, he would likely no longer need the password for your Amazon account. Plus, regular check-ins will help make sure no one accidentally gave your tech intern access to all of your banking passwords.

We created TeamPassword to help people manage their team’s passwords the right way. If you follow this simple system, you can say goodbye to shared Google documents, outdated Excel spreadsheets, and password security breaches. Give it a try with our free 14-day trial!