Quick setup and simplistic interface
Installing Scarabay is a fast and easy task that does not require special attention. At startup you can specify the master key that will be used at every login to access private information. You can bring up a virtual keyboard to exclude the risk of existing keyloggers, especially if you're not the administrator of the computer.
Add new passwords and customize settings easily
New entries can be added to the database by indicating the folder it belongs to, name, login and password, email address, URL of the login form, and comments (if any). The password may also be randomly generated by Scarabay with the click of a button; it contains lowercase and uppercase letters as well as numbers, and its rules can be modified in terms of character type used (e.g. include symbols) and length.
Meanwhile, the URL can be pasted from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Avant Browser, Maxthon or other browsers, while the icons of the file and folder can be changed into anything else to spot them easier in the list.
Open web browsers and automatically fill login forms
Entries can be edited, deleted and re-arranged in the list. It is possible to open the an entry's URL in any web browser supported by Scarabay to automatically fill the form with the corresponding credentials. Data can be saved to file and imported at a later time, and you can use a search function to locate a name, login, URL or folder.
Configure other program settings
Scarabay lets you hide hints, customize the password generator, change the master key, switch to another UI skin and adjust the window's hue and saturation, indicate a directory for automatic backups, as well as modify the default web browser directories.
Evaluation and conclusion
The program has a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. It worked well in our evaluation and did not trigger Windows to hang, crash or pop up error messages. The bottom line is that Scarabay comes packed with useful and secure features, and it can be used not only by those experienced with password managers but also by beginners.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on August 7th, 2014
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Application descriptionSCARABAY is a useful and reliable passwords manager that can be used to save and protect login credentials and sensiti...