02-02-2012 10:18 PM - edited 02-02-2012 10:24 PM
Installed Identity Safe Beta the other day on my Android test phone and i
have to say it is not too bad a little bit hit and miss as most websites will
not auto fill for logins about 75 % tried would not work.
But one thing missing is the ability to import bookmarks from default Android
browser. I understand that NID Safe is mainly designed to just access favs
saved to the cloud NID Safe but using the Safeweb search is handy for normal
internet browsing, but a little bit limited with results when using the Ask powered
search engine, but it is still a good idea as you can use the Ask search engine
and Safeweb and Site Rating without even logging in with NID Safe details.
One website that i selected had the auto fill inserted but when i chose to login
the page reloaded but still showed at the top to login and not logout.
Also a few force close one was when using the Ask search when not logged
into ID Safe after the mobile web page had loaded checked Site Saftey then
force close, repeated same steps second time all ok for about a minute then
force close with the same webiste- www.holden.com.au/
Otherwise a pretty good start for a new beta application for Android from the
Symantec Norton Team.Keep up the great work.
Samsung Galaxy Ace
NID Safe Version 1.0.0, build #50
Edit- i can supply via PM all the websites tested with cloud ID Safe logins if
02-03-2012 11:40 AM
Thanks a lot for your feedback!
We know that the password auto-fill feature does not work properly with a few websites. We are working on a way to give you easy access to your username and password so that you can log in manually when auto-fill didn't work.
Regarding import of bookmarks, I agree that this would be a very useful feature. For now we're concentrating on managing usernames & passwords, but we might consider boomark import in the future. I am glad to hear though that you find the IDSafe webbrowser in itself useful.
Feel free to PM me with the websites that crashed the app so we can make sure to take a look at those.
02-05-2012 05:15 AM
Had some more time to test this new app from Symantec and i am finding
it to be a very usefull with the browser feature and Norton Safe Web.
Have not used the Ask powered search engine much but it is starting to
impress me along with Safe Web which i use all the time when browsing
the internet on my laptops and PC using NIS. And to have Safe Web now
on my phone and tablet is a added bonus.
And on the subject of tablets ID Safe Beta looks great on my Xoom tablet,
really i mean it is awesome the layout on the tablet screen is great very
impressed with the compatibility.
Will keep playing with this app and look forward to seeing the progress
of this very promissing Symantec Norton Android application as it goes
thru the Beta stages of development.
02-05-2012 05:25 AM
This is the QR Code for Symantec Norton Identity Safe Beta
apk download for Android devices.
If you do not have a QR Code app for your Android device
try Norton Snap QR Code Reader from the Android Market
from the link here .
02-05-2012 04:25 PM - edited 02-05-2012 04:27 PM
I have a very different opinion. It shouldn't be implemented a seperate browser but a plugin for Dolphin and Firefox. No matter how hard symantec tries, they will never be able to keep up a browser. I already found cases where the browser was unable to render a page with a long refere from a email link. Even WebOS was unable to produce a competitive browser out of the box. Popular brwoser support add-ons and those add-ons make using the web on a mobile device eaier and I think most people would be unwilling to give up their favorite browser and add-ons for the benefit of idsafe. There are too many alternatives that work with the existing popular browsers.
I prefer to periodically export my IDSafe data and import it into Keepass and search for my credentials as needed rather than be forced to use another browser.