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Bonus Feature

As a bonus feature for subscribers, My Ching contains a hidden software Easter egg in the form of a password manager. The purpose of the password manager is to provide a way to keep track of all your Internet passwords using a separate set of My Ching journals.

Finnian Reilly, the developer of My Ching, uses it to manage all his passwords. He divided his passwords into categories: Shops, Services, Email etc and made a separate journal for each one under the Passwords menu. When you make a backup, it backups everything including any passwords journals you might have.

How to Enable

By default this feature is disabled. To enable it go into the application preferences and click on the General Tab. Look for a section titled Password Manager and set the radio button to Enabled, then click on the Apply button. You will then see that a new Passwords menu option has been added to the menu bar.


The password manager journals operates in a very similar way to regular My Ching journals. The Passwords menu lists all your password journals and has some options to add a new one or delete existing ones. Naturally these journals are always encrypted and use a stronger form of encryption than regular private journals. (See 128 bit versus 256 bit encryption keys)

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Passwords Menu

Password Entries

Creating a password journal entry is the same as creating regular journal entries. First you select a journal from the Passwords menu and then click on the new entry button on the search tab. The password notes input box has various standard headings already entered for you.

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Passwords Entry

Encryption Details

The Data Privacy section contains details of how the entries are encrypted.

Password Search

You can search through all your passwords exactly as you would with regular My Ching journals. When you are viewing an entry you can also navigate to the next search result using the hidden buttons to the left or right of the main title. Keyboard shortcut is Alt-Left Arrow or Alt-Right Arrow.