Blackberry PW Manager to iPhone PW App?
May 7, 2010 6:48 AM   Subscribe

How can I automatically transfer my Blackberry Password Manager contents to my Windows laptop or iPhone 3Gs

I have a Blackberry Bold 9000 on AT&T that I no longer use as I now have an iPhone 3Gs. I need the contents of the Blackberry Password Manager automatically transferred to my Windows XP laptop and/or iPhone. I have Blackberry Desktop Manager installed on this Windows laptop but I don't see a feature to extract the BB Password Manager contents in plain-text, only to backup the BB in an encrypted file.

Anyone have a solution that doesn't involve me manually copying/retyping each username/password from my BB to my Windows machine?
posted by thankyoumuchly to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
I don't think there's anything you can do with the data from Password Keeper (if that's the one you mean) other than back it up / restore it from Desktop Manager.

Not particularly useful to you (as you're ditching the Blackberry), but for anyone else interested in apps that do cross-platform password management, there are lots of them, including Password & Data Vault, SplashID and Ascendo DataVault. I haven't yet found any free solutions though.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 7:07 AM on May 7, 2010


EDIT: Le Morte... pointed out that the correct name is "Blackberry Password Keeper", not manager, as I misstated above. Thank you!

So to clarify, does anyone know how to do the following?:

Blackberry Password Keeper data -> iPhone (any app)

-or-

Blackberry Password Keeper data -> Windows XP (any app)
posted by thankyoumuchly at 7:21 AM on May 7, 2010


I'm a diehard 1Password fan, so I automatically look for a solution using 1P whenever questions like this come up.

I don't know the file formats your Blackberry allows you to save your data into, but if you can save as a generic text file or if you have your passwords and stuff saved in a browser like Safari or Firefox, 1Password will import your data to your iPhone. (It imports a bunch of other file formats too like RoboForm, KeePass, etc... those are just the first that came to my mind).

You should then be able to use 1Password to export your data to Windows using the recently announced 1Password for Windows beta. Heck, you might even be able to import your Blackberry data straight to 1Password using the Windows beta for all I know (I haven't used it personally).

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Agile's Support Team; they're incredibly friendly and won't make you feel like an idiot for asking a simple question.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 8:26 AM on May 7, 2010


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