Different passwords for all your accounts using one graphical patterns for you to remember, with nothing stored that can be lost or stolen.
DotPass is an app for generating and retrieving passwords. You enter a graphical pattern in a dot grid and a plain text seed word (like "facebook", "work email" or whatever makes sense to you), and the app then generates a password based on this unique combination.
Tap the password to copy it, and if you've got Continuity/Handoff set up between your devices you can even paste in the password on you mac via the Universal Clipboard.
The idea is that a graphic pattern and plain seed words are much easier to remember than strong passwords. Any change in either pattern or seed word results in a completely different password. So you can decide on one pattern and reuse together with different seed words for different accounts, and get good different passwords for each account.
As long as you remember the pattern you've chosen and the plain text seed words for your accounts, you can get your passwords back. But unlike other solutions your passwords are never stored on your device or sent into the "cloud", so there is no password information in the app that can be stolen or lost.
- All generated passwords contain numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters to fulfill common password criteria.
- Select either 9 or 18 character passwords
- For security app resets and clears any copied passwords from the pasteboard after use.
There is also a macOS version of DotPass available in the Mac App Store. So you can easily access the same passwords on your mac as well.
To make these passwords secure you must of course keep your pattern and seed words secret, just as you would with your password. If you are worried about someone looking over your shoulder you can use the extra privacy features in the app to hide the pattern, seed or password after entry. For added security the app automatically resets if left in the background more than a minute.
For a more in-depth security discussion go to
- You can now copy a password without special characters by long pressing the password. This can be useful if you encounter a site that doesn't allow special characters in passwords.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the update.
Have had and used this utility for years. Fantastically useful and easy to use without being overly time consuming.
Nice idea but fail in practical application.
It’s true as the other said, special character does create troubles.
Some websites ruled its password policy that it must contains all sort of special characters while some other websites prohibit some particular special characters to be in the password combination. This leads to the inconsistency of application.
Developer Response ,
Yes, this is indeed an issue. Many sites require passwords to contain some special characters to make them more secure, and most at least allow them. So the passwords generated contain a set of commonly used such characters (like $!& etc) to make the passwords useful in the majority of cases. But a minority of sites (often with older less secure systems) don't allow specific special characters, meaning you can't use the dotpass generated passwords for them.
EDIT: With the 1.5.5 update there's now a way to copy the generated passwords without any special characters, which should be helpful in situations like these where the site has restrictions on allowed characters.
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- Lars Gafvert
- 2.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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