It’s difficult enough for most people to keep track of their computer passwords while also staying secure. But when carers have so much to juggle, they in particular need all the help they can get.
We’re told we should never write down passwords or email them to ourselves and to have different passwords for everything, but – especially with websites increasingly asking for passwords that include letters and symbols – how are we meant to remember them?
Password management software could really help – and there are two that come recommended. With the bonus that they both have free basic packages.
Both have a range of similar features – they store logins, passwords, auto fill forms online for you etc. So it’s just a case of which one seems to suit you better.
Putting aside the time to organise how you use IT can really save you time. It’s a bit like the feeling when you’ve sorted out a messy cupboard and put everything in an easy-to-find place – suddenly you realise how much time you’ve been wasting every day looking for things.
And, of course, staying secure online is really important as you really don’t want the added stress of someone hacking an account and having to deal with the aftermath.
We’d love to hear any other ways you’ve managed to save yourself time, whether they’re computer-related or not. Share with us on Twitter here.