Secret! 1.3.2 Strong Encryption For Your Data on webOS

Installation And Upgrade

Initial Password EntrySecret! runs on all current webOS handhelds with at least webOS 1.2 (e.g. Pre, Pixie, Pre Plus...). It is also compatible with webOS 2.x. Please download Secret! directly from the App Catalog onto the device.

At the very first start of Secret! you need to define a new password. To avoid typos you have to enter it twice.

Note: If you have installed a beta version of Secret!, you need to transfer your data from the beta version to the real version. Start the beta, synchronize with Secret! Desktop, then start the final Secret! version and synchronize again. If all data is transferred, you can remove the beta version in Applications.


Everything you store in Secret! is encrypted with a password of your choice. This password is used to encrypt and decrypt your data and only someone knowing this password can access your data. No back doors, no hidden weakness! If you forget your password, you will have to remove and reinstall Secret! as there's absolutely no way to get to your data without knowing the password.

The password can be up to 24 characters long and may consist of letters, digits, and special characters. The password is not case-sensitive to avoid problems with accidental caps lock.

You can encrypt different records with different passwords. This can be useful if you want to protect some especially important records with an extra-long and complicated password, or if you want to share some information with others using a general password.

Records that cannot be decrypted with the current password(s) will be marked with a hash sign (#) in the list. When you select such a record, Secret! will ask you for the password for that record. All passwords that you enter while you use Secret! are saved internally, so you do not need to enter them twice.

In the record list, select menu Change Password, to change the password for all records of the current category. Open a single record and select Change Password to change the password only for the current record.To protect against typos, you have to enter the new password twice.

Note that changing the password for multiple records will only work for those records that can currently be decrypted (i.e. are not marked with a hash sign).

Record List With MenusData

Secret! offers a two level concept of categories and records. You can create as many records as you want and assign an arbitrary category to each of them

You can store anything you like in Secret!, e.g. credit card information, accounts, on-line passwords, transaction numbers, one-time passwords and everything else that needs to be kept Secret! We've even heard of people storing their diary or birthday present lists in Secret!

To avoid accidental changes to very important data you can mark records as read-only in the Details dialog. In read-only mode, the background is gray. To change the read-only setting just tap on the title.

To search in Secret!, just begin typing while in the list view. Search is not case-sensitive and will find arbitrary sub-strings. Wildcards (*,?) are not supported.

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Synchronization screenSynchronization

Synchronizing with Secret! Desktop requires both your webOS handheld and the PC on the same WiFi network.Your data is only synchronized in your local network, no central server on the Internet is involved.

By default, synchronization is two-way, and will synchronize additions, deletions and modifications. You can select to overwrite the handheld or the desktop in the Secret! Desktop synchronization window.

Note: the Sync button will only appear if WiFi is enabled on your webOS device. Using the Pre as a WiFi hotspot does not work because in this case the Pre itself cannot connect to the local WiFi network.

If you cannot synchronize your data via WiFi, you can manually import/export encrypted data. In Secret! Desktop, select File - Export and export as file secret.swo. Copy this file to the top-level directory of the webOS device (connected as USB drive), start Secret! on webOS, enter your password, and select menu Import.... Existing records will not be duplicated by an import.


Do you use transaction numbers (TANs) for online banking or other one-time passwords (OTP) for secure authorization? Secret! has a special built-in TAN mode that makes using TAN lists easier than ever.

Enter your list of TANs line-by-line into a standard record, then tap on Details and switch to TAN mode. Now you can use the TANs one-at-a-time. If a TAN is used, swipe the list item until the Delete button appears. You can undo the last removed entry via the menu. To prevent accidental changes, new TANs can only be entered in standard mode.

Used TANs are internally marked with an asterisk (*). You can always see the complete list of TANs by unselecting the TAN/OTP mode. You can enter additional information below the TAN list, e.g. your account data. In normal mode, this text is separated from the TAN list by a single empty line.


Data stored in Secret! is usually very important to you. Make sure you have a current backup available in case your handheld is lost or breaks down. The backup is always encrypted, so there is no danger if someone gets access to the file.

If you use Secret! Desktop, the synchronization will automatically back up your data to the PC. If you do not use Secret! Desktop, you should make a backup of the built-in USB drive. Secret! data is stored (encrypted) in a hidden directory /.app-storage/


Please purchase Secret! in the Palm/HP App Catalog.

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