Finally, new versions

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s been a long time since the last update. Over three years. What can I say, I had a lot to do and many other things came across.

Anyway, today Apple finally approved new versions of PwGen and PwGen Pro. Both updates are very minor. All they bring is some smaller bugfixes that should fix rare crashes on newer iOS versions. Remember? The last version was for iOS 3 (!!!). We now have iOS 6 on the horizon and I’m working on a completely rewritten version of PwGen. I hope it will be released within the next weeks. I don’t want to promise anything. All I’m saying is, that I’ve come to far to stop now. 😉

Beside that, I have some other interesting projects in the pipeline which I hope will be released by the end of this year. But no promises here either. I plan to write here a bit more often in the future as I have the feeling that my skills improved in a way that I can give back something to the Objective-C community. We will see how that plays out over the next time.

But enough for now. Here are the links to the new version:

PwGen 1.4

PwGen Pro 1.2


PwGenPro in review – heat 2

Posted: February 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , | Comments Off on PwGenPro in review – heat 2

Last tuesday I wrote, that I sent a new version of PwGenPro to the Apple review department. Unfortunately the update was rejected because of a stupid crash of the application. Well, AppStore guy reported a crash that I could not reproduce but I found a nother one. Now I have fixed that and hope that the other crash will not appear again.

PwGenPro is in review

I also took the chance to add a small new feature. You can now set, that the tool should avoid ambigious characters. It’s pretty easy because it just leaves I and O out of the character base. This is by the way a feature that was requested by user who gave me feedback! 😉

New version of PwGen Pro submitted to Apple

Posted: February 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, AppStore, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on New version of PwGen Pro submitted to Apple


this weekend I have uploaded a new version of PwGen Pro to Apple for approval. The new version number is 1.1 and it includes some bugfixes and a new feature.


  • “Repeater” is a new function to generate and store passwords. It takes a base password and a target and generates a password from these two. The same combination of base and target will always result in the same generated password.
    If you use mysecretbase as base password you could use the URL of a website as target to get a hash value based on this two words. It will always be the same as long as you use the same base and target.
  • The number of generated passwords can now be set more detailed in lower regions. (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5)


  • The about text was editable
  • The settings icon was changed a little bit

This is a free upgrade for all who purchased PwGen Pro.



No SMS sending in PwGen

Posted: November 25th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on No SMS sending in PwGen


one of the most requested features for one of the next versions of PwGen was sending passwords via SMS. Well, I tried to implement that but unfortunately it is not possible. You can’t set a bodytext for a new SMS programatically as you can do for new emails. It’s sad but true. This feature will not be in the tool in the next time. Sorry folks.


PwGen Pro review #1 [UPDATE]

Posted: October 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro review #1 [UPDATE]


Just a few minutes ago, the first review of PwGen Pro was released. Marc Thomalla from the german iPhone Application blog has reviewed the application and gave it a very good score as I interprete it. 🙂

For those of you, who are able to read german you can read the review here:

I will try to publish an english version here soon.

Here is the english version:

Secure passwords are essential in our digital life to don’t make it easier than necessary for the bad guys. With PwGen you have an app at hand that generates secure passwords in seconds and send it to you  via e-mail – even a lot of passwords at once.

First thing you should do is to go to the settings and select the type of the passwords. The following options are available:

  • Uppercase characters
  • Lowercase characters
  • Numbers
  • Special characters
  • Length (4-22)
  • Count (1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100)

After that you go back to the “Generator” and get your passwords. You can generate a new set every time you press the “Generate” button in the top right corner. The phonetic passwords can be pronounced but it needs some glibness  sometimes. 😉

A function that is called “reseed” generates passwords by moving the iPhone / touch. At the end of the process a loud bell rings (I was near to an heart-attack the first time…).

PwGen Pro is also available without the Pro as free version; the Pro version has the advantage of being completely localized to german language and that you can set almost all settings directly in the application instead of leaving the application and set them in the settings application of the device.

The maintainer promises to implement new features constantly. You can reach im over his website or Twitter (

The generated passwords can be send via the mail client – a very convenient feature.

– Download –

0.3MB can be downloaded here:

Download in iTunes-Store

– Pros and Cons –

  • + lots of good passwords
  • + passwords very secure and pronounceable (if you wish)
  • + program in german language and very fast
  • + passwords can be send via e-mail
  • + price: OK
  • – nothing at the moment

– Conclusion –

PwGen Pro convinces me with the really good passwords, which are pronounceable if you wish, that can be remembered though. Sending the passwords via e-mail is handy and supersedes to write them down.



PwGen Pro Update is online

Posted: October 21st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro Update is online


version 1.0.1 of PwGen Pro is in the AppStore now. This version fixes some bugs that where in version 1.0. The inline settings wor as expected now and the “mail all passwords in one e-mail” too.


PwGen Pro Bug + Update

Posted: October 17th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro Bug + Update


version 1.0 of PwGen Pro has a small bug. It’s currently not possible to set password count and password length in the inline settings page. As workaround, you can set this options in the global settings application as you might know it from the free PwGen version.

The bug is already fixed and submitted to Apple. I think that the update will become available in the next week.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience and as small gift I expanded the introduction period until the update is available.



PwGen Pro available

Posted: October 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro available

Here we go:

**** Get it while it’s hot. PwGen Pro is on sale for $0.99 until friday Oct. 17th. After the introduction period, the price will be $1.99. ****

Get it via iTunes: