Online security is extremely important, and password management is a requirement for most computer users. Mitto offers a unique service that helps regular computer users to manage all of their passwords. Some people have gone almost entirely paperless, accessing bank accounts, business accounts, and other profiles online. While this can make life far more convenient and increase the speed at which transactions are completed, it also poses a security risk. Each new account requires a password to access. Mitto is designed to help users store their passwords, accessing their accounts using a button that eliminates the need to retype their login information.
The name Mitto was derived from the Latin language. It literally means “to send.” The concept behind Mitto was conceived by its founders, Arsen Ovanessoff and Ted Schundler. At the time, Ovanessoff and Shundler found that managing hundreds of personal and business related passwords was becoming cumbersome. Yet, the passwords were necessary for security. The pair began working on Mitto in 2007. Today, Mitto is privately funded and operates under the parent company, Login Partners, LLC based out of West Los Angeles, California.
Many websites have been created designed to consolidate multiple accounts. While this is a good approach, it can become complicated. Mitto instead focuses on managing access to those accounts through password storage. Users can quickly login at the click of a button as they visit each account, all without ever typing in the password. This allows users to directly access their accounts and eliminates the need to write down passwords or store them in other ways that could compromise security.
The Mitto website provides a very professional layout for users to find the tools necessary for password management. A light, almost pastel background provides an appealing contrast against the blue hues of the main menus. The simple Mitto logo features half of a gold key extended from the sleek site name in blue, providing a hint of personality while maintaining an air of clean, neat professionalism on the site.
A new user can begin creating a Mitto account by clicking on the green button in the top right hand corner of the homepage. A similar button is also positioned near the center of the page for easy access. Registration is kept pleasantly simple, requesting an email address, nickname, and password. To ensure privacy, the site also asks for an email security phrase. This will be entered on all emails so the user knows they are looking at a valid Mitto message. Security questions must also be entered in case Mitto password recovery is necessary.
Users can really appreciate the cost of Mitto, which is currently listed as free. A new visitor can register for an account and access all current features without paying a dime. No premium account exists at this time. The Mitto FAQ points out that a premium account is in the works, and will include additional features but no information is given as far as what those features will include. The FAQ also mentions that to help support the site, advertising will be worked into the interface in the near future. No comment is given as to when that will begin or where the ads will appear.
The avid internet or computer user who has gone paperless can really fall in love with Mitto’s service. Of course, some people may be apprehensive about the level of security offered by the site; in general it offers a solid service. Rather than remembering or storing numerous passwords on paper or documents on desktops, Mitto users can create log in buttons that enter passwords for them as they visit sites.