In each case the desktop version and
the Android version can be synchronized allowing the convenience
of desktop access with the portability on a phone or tablet. The
Password Manager encrypts the data stored on the device and when
synchronizing between desktop and Android.
The systems, originally released in
2014, were written using Java Swing to create the GUI. Not only
is Swing moribund but the installation and support mechanism -
JNLP (Java Network Load Protocol run by Java Web Start) - has
also been removed from the latest versions of Java. The official
path to updating Swing apps is to use JavaFX. Now JavaFX has
been removed from the latest versions of Java (versions later
than 1.8) requiring a much more complex installation than the
The desktop versions of the original
apps will continue to run on Java 1.8 so long as this
web site is maintained. While the jnlp files for
the desktop are configured for standalone running, Java Web
Start no longer honours this setting and the desktop versions
will not run without being able to contact the website.
Because JCST is fading into
retirement, this web site will not be maintained indefinitely so
updated versions of the desktop apps have been developed that
will run standalone on the desktop. At the same time Android has
progressed considerably in the last 5 years so the Android apps
have been updated to take advantage of new features.
The desktop version of the Password
Manager is found here.
For the Android version look for "JCST Password Manager" on
The logbook version is now available at www.jcst.com/logbook/logbookfx/index.html (if you are using the original version, when the standalone JavaFX version is ready you will automatically receive a notification the next time you launch the original - check back here to get the update).
Modified January 19, 2021
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