keyFinder – The missing keychain frontend
keyFinder is a simple frontend for osx’s keychain.
Here’s the background.
I was using quicksilver with the keychainmodule. Quicksilver is a great app and everything worked out just fine. Thats until i upgraded osx to leopard and the keychain module broke. After that i heard somewhere that the author of quicksilver said that development will never be continued. From that momemt i decided that i needed another way of handling my passwords (even do i got the module to work).
I have tried a dussin of password-apps but no one seems simple enough, all i asked for is something i can bring up with a simple key-combination and then search for the password i want and hit enter to copy it to the clipboard. I dont need anything else…..
About a month ago i decided that to get what i want i have to build it my self and here we are now. I have decided to share my little app with the rest of the world. Maybe there is someone with the same issues i had
I’ve always loved keychain but “keychain access” is not that user friendly. Anyway, keychain felt like the natural way of storing password so thats what i use as password-database-backend.
When choosing keychain as backend all i needed to do was a simple frontend
- Global-shortcut to bring the app to front (Option + Command + P).
- Smart search (Like in Textmate).
- Search passwords in every keychain.
- Minimizes when password is copied to clipboard.
- Asks to unlock keychain if locked.
- Automatically checks for updates.
- Reset your search with backspace.
- Configuration dialog for global-shortcut.
- Adding/Deleting/Editing passwords (using keychain access right now).
- Configuration for “check for updates”.
- Autostart with osx.
- Automatic refresh of keychain entries (needs restart right now).