Mnemosyne generates passwords from a passphrase of your choice and a user name. Generated passwords are never stored to the device, they are recreated from the passphrase that you memorize and the user name.
Mnemosyne runs on iPhones and iPads and supports iOS 9 multitasking enhancements like Split View and Slide Over.
An administrator has to manage the user accounts on several Mac's in his company. He is required to use strong passwords but he is not allowed to store the passwords to disk or to write them down. This is where Mnemosyne comes in handy.
The admin chooses a passphrase that he will always memorize (for example "my iphone rocks"). With a length set to 8 and a strength set to "0-9,a-Z" the generated password for the user "sue" is "ueUQggIc". Using the same settings (and the same passphrase!) the password for the user "john" is "OOgIug2q". You can try it for yourself: enter "my iphone rocks" into the "Pass Phrase" field, "sue" into the "User" field and set length to 8 and the strength to "0-9,a-Z". You should get "ueUQggIc" as the password.
Whenever the admin needs to login into Sue's or John's account, he will enter his secret passphrase "my iphone rocks", the user name ("sue" or "john") and the "Length" and "Strength" values "8" and "0-9,a-Z" into Mnemosyne to reconstruct the password.
So all you have to remember is the passphrase. And of course make sure not to share the passphrase to anyone!
The app does now also support the “0-9” mode as currently implemented on some other platforms (Settings -> Use legacy "0-9" Mode).
Ratings and Reviews
Thank you so much for updating the app. I use it on almost a daily basis, and it's great to not only have it working again for iOS9, but also the slick new look!
I use this app daily it's the safest way to store passwords that i know of
I'm very glad this was updated cause I freaked a little when the older version didn't work with iOS 9
In light of the now infamous heartbleed bug, this is a great way to generate and save unique passwords for each site you visit.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.