At Ewert Technologies we are pleased to announce the release of PWMinder Desktop 3.3.2. PWMinder Desktop is a Password Manager for Windows and macOS, that is compatible with both iPWMinder and PWMinder Android.
Version 3.3.2 contains the following updates
- Updated Java to version 17.0.6
- Improvements to FlatLaf on macOS using the new FlatLaf macOS Theme (the new Theme uses macOS colours and looks more similar to native macOS controls)
- Removed support for VAqua (on macOS use FlatLaf instead)
- Other minor UI improvements to FlatLaf (both Windows and macOS)
- FlatLaf Dark/Light theme can now be set automatically, based on the current Theme of the Operating System
- Use JetBrains Mono for displaying passwords
- Fixed Bug with update checker
- Other minor updates and fixes.
Updates to Look and Feels
Most of the changes in version 3.3.2 focus on the Look and Feel options, which change the style and appearance of the application.
New Look and Feel for macOS
FlatLaf released a new dark/light theme for macOS, that attempts to give a more native look to apps, by using colours that match macOS and more native-looking controls. Using this theme on macOS gives PWMinder Desktop a more polished look on macOS.
Removed VAqua Look and Feel
VAqua is a Look and Feel meant to look like native macOS. Prior to this version, VAqua was only working on macOS Intel and only in Light mode, and now with an updated Look and Feel from FlatLaf (that, in our opinion, looks better than VAqua), we have decided to no longer support VAqua.
In addition to a new theme for macOS, FlatLaf made some minor tweaks for Windows as well. These tweaks include some changes to some of the standard icons, giving them a more modern/rounded look.
Automatically select FlatLaf Dark/Light
We have also added an option to the Look and Feel, to have PWMinder use FlatLaf Dark or Light, based on the theme currently used by the Operating System. For example, if the current Theme for the Operating System is Light, then PWMinder will use FlatLaf (Light). This Option can be set by going to Options/Preferences and then in the Look and Feel Section, and selecting FlatLaf (OS Default). Note: if the Theme of the Operating System changes, while PWMinder is open, the Look and Feel won’t automatically change; you will need to exit PWMinder and start it again. A prompt message is displayed, to alert you of changes to the Operation System theme.
JetBrains Mono Font
Sometimes with passwords, it is difficult to distinguish between certain letters, such as 1 and l, and 0 and O. In version 3.2.2 of PWMinder, we now use JetBrains Mono font, when displaying passwords:
JetBrains Mono is designed to be an easy-to-read monospaced font. It does an especially good job and differentiating between similar-looking numbers and letters:
PWMinder Desktop (Password Manager) 3.3.2
PWMinder Desktop is a cross-platform, Password Manager that stores all of your passwords and other sensitive data in a secure encrypted file. With PWMinder, you don’t need to try and remember all of your various passwords, but rather create one very secure password, that is used to access all of your other passwords. For more information about PWMinder Desktop, and to Download, please visit the PWMinder Desktop Home Page.
I am Victor Ewert, an Independent Software Developer and owner of Ewert Technologies. In the past I have worked as a Software Tester including working on Software Test automation.
My current technology interests include Java, JavaFX, Kotlin, Swift, Privacy and Security, and Mobile App development.