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eWallet Reviews 2021

7.4
GOOD
Ranked 28th from 52 password managers
Ranked 28th from 52 password managers
Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Published on: May 6, 2021

eWallet Detailed Expert Review

Ilium takes pride in its “simple software,” especially its password manager, eWallet — but is it really as easy to use as the company claims? eWallet certainly runs smoothly, and it’s jam-packed with useful features like unlimited password storage, a random password generator, cloud sync, and more. In fact, its functionality is super solid. But there’s no free version, which means that its features need to be worth the money you’re paying.

I’ve reviewed nearly 70 password managers in order to give you the low-down on whether eWallet is worth your time and money. Here’s what I found out.

eWallet Features

While the technology behind eWallet is pretty sophisticated, the platform itself is simple and easy to use. Features include unlimited password storage, multiple device support, automatic password entering, random password generator, fingerprint scanner, auto-lock, data backup, 256-bit AES encryption, and seamless sync between devices.

While other password managers (LastPass, TrueKey) offer some of these features, eWallet is one of the only ones that offers such a complete package. For example, many free password managers (like Dashlane’s free version) offer password storage and good security, but the number of passwords you can store is limited, or sync and backup is not included. If you want those extras, you will usually have to get a paid version that in many cases will be more expensive than eWallet.

There’s only one small downside when it comes to eWallet: The features are not totally uniform across platforms. For example, the Import Wizard is only available on desktop, and sync options differ depending on the device. The iPhone/iPad version seem to be the most advanced; they offer Face ID support and AutoFill provider for Safari and other apps, whereas the Android version doesn’t. LastPass, this isn’t.

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Password Storage

Storage of passwords and other important information is the bread and butter of any password manager, and eWallet excels in this area. You can store all kinds of info, including credit card numbers, bank accounts, web passwords, driver’s licenses, clothing sizes, even voter registration numbers. There’s also Autopass automatic password entering, so when you visit a site on your desktop or mobile, your password is automatically filled in.

eWallet provides highly-organized password storage. As opposed to other password managers that lump all your information together, eWallet offers multiple wallets, which can have their own passwords (or not). So you can keep all your financial information in one place, all your online shopping details in another, your insurance info in another, etc.

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Each wallet has its own security settings, so you can choose to activate automatic lock, intruder lockout, number of invalid password attempts, and more.

SyncPro

If you download eWallet to multiple devices, you’ll naturally want to sync them. SyncPro is eWallet’s syncing system, and it works via cloud and direct sync (similar to how Myki works). There are different methods of sync depending on the devices you use, but the gist is that cloud sync automatically syncs your devices without the need for a direct connection, and direct sync works via wifi.

SyncPro also lets you backup your information; if you want further backup, eWallet also offers an email and restore option.

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Customization

A standout feature of eWallet is its high level of aesthetic customization. Each password you store has its own card, and you can choose the background and colors for each one. While this isn’t integral to the functionality, it can be super-fun. And if you’re planning to use eWallet for your kids, this special feature makes eWallet an attractive choice.

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eWallet Plans and Pricing

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I’ll be honest—I’m disappointed with eWallet’s payment system, which is why I’m giving it a rating of 3/5. As opposed to selling one version that can be downloaded to desktop and smartphone, Ilium sells eWallet as totally different products for

  • Windows PC
  • Windows Store
  • Mac OS X
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

So if you want to use it on desktop and mobile, you’ll have to pay separately for each product. And if you want to use it for your entire family, it can get really costly. For Android, an eWallet license can’t work on multiple store accounts, which means if your kids have their own Play Store accounts, you have to buy eWallet separately for each one. iPhone is more advanced and supports family sharing, which means that up to 6 family members can use the app.

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But before you write off eWallet as too expensive, let’s quickly review what’s included:

  • Unlimited password storage
  • Cloud and direct Sync
  • Auto-locking feature
  • Autopass automatic password entering
  • Individual password security settings
  • Random password generator
  • Wallet customization
  • 256-bit military grade AES encryption
  • Fingerprint scanner (and facial ID on iPhones)

The fact is, eWallet’s standard package comes with all the features of a high-quality password manager, and it’s made by Ilium, a respected name in the software industry. It’s up to you to decide whether a high-qualty product (and the peace of mind that comes with it) is worth the cost.

If you’re not sure you want to buy it, you can try out any eWallet product for 30 days. If it suits your needs, you can go ahead and buy it. If not, you’re not obligated in any way.

eWallet Ease of Use and Setup

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eWallet is really easy to use; if you have any familiarity at all with computers or smartphones, you’ll be able to use it with no trouble at all. As opposed to storing all of your info in one unsorted mess, eWallet allows for a high level of organization. This includes creating multiple wallets for different categories (personal, finance, work, etc.). Within each wallet you can create folders to further sort your info. And finally, each password or financial detail gets its own card, and you decide which wallet/folder to store it in.

The only thing that I would like to see added is a manual search option; at this point, eWallet doesn’t offer it. But because the level of organization is so high, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for even without it.

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As you can see below, each card includes plenty of details — and you get to decide what to include.

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Another convenient feature is Autopass, which automatically fills in your information for various sites. So when you visit Amazon, eBay, your bank, etc., your sign-in information will appear in the appropriate fields and you can log in immediately.

Installation and set up take just a few minutes; the only disappointment is that the desktop version requires a .NET Framework if it’s not already installed on your computer. That adds about five minutes to installation, not really a big deal. Once everything is installed on your desktop, the platform runs smoothly. Same goes for iOS and Android.

I’d say this is all impressive, just not as impressive as other simple (or even one-click) installation processes, like LastPass.

eWallet Security

eWallet allows you to create passwords for different wallets; it also includes a password generator to create passwords that are not easily guessable by others. You don’t have to create passwords for each wallet, but the option is there. Of course, you need one password to log into your account, but Android and iPhone offer fingerprint access as well. iPhone also offers facial ID access. I’m still more impressed by TrueKey’s 15 types of two-factor authentication though.

You can easily edit, change, or delete your passwords.

Other security settings in each wallet are:

  • Limit password attempts
  • Lock after 5 attempts
  • Lock for 30 minutes
  • Lock when inactiveCybersecurity researcher and tech journalist
  • Lock for 20 minutes

eWallet uses 256-bit military grade AES encryption to protect your data, which makes it virtually impossible to hack. However, there’s no 2-step verification, which is why I didn’t give a 5/5 rating.

eWallet Customer Support

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For such an impressive software company, Ilium’s eWallet support leaves something to be desired. You can contact only contact them by email, not phone or live chat. When I sent them a test email, the automatic response said I’d receive an answer within 2 business days. I wasn’t too happy about that, since 2 business days is a pretty long time to wait. It reminded me of how slow Dashlane were to get back to me. Cybersecurity researcher and tech journalist

However, in reality, I received a response within a few hours. I sent a few more emails to judge the response time, and consistently received responses within a few hours from a friendly support rep.

The FAQ pages are not the clear and neat pages that I’m used to; yes, they contain information, but many articles date back to 2016 and the look itself is a bit old-fashioned. Don’t get me wrong — there is information, it’s just not as easy to read or find as most modern websites. Or other password managers – like Bitdefender’s very active forums.

As for refunds, eWallet accepts returns made within 30 days of your purchase of the software. However, this is only for products purchased directly from eWallet; the Play Store and App store each have their own refund policies.

eWallet Products & Pricing

Bottom Line

eWallet is a comprehensive password manager that comes with lots of features, including unlimited password storage, cloud and direct sync, a password generator, high-level customization, and more. It’s also really easy to use, so you don’t have to break your head trying to figure out how to make it work.

My main gripe is that it sells its desktop and mobile products separately. If you’re the only one who needs it, you’re still getting really good value for your money, even with the separate products. But if you want it for your whole family, it can get really costly buying different licenses for multiple smartphones and desktops.

As with any product, it’s up to you to decide whether what you’re getting is worth the cost. The one thing you can be sure about is that when it comes to features and ease of use, there’s no question that eWallet is superb. I’d still recommend a more solid all-rounder like LastPass though.

About the Author

Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Cybersecurity researcher and tech journalist

About the Author

Sophie Anderson has spent the last 10 years working as a software engineer for some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. She now works as a cybersecurity consultant and tech journalist, helping everyday netizens understand how to stay safe and protected in an online world.

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Apr. 10, 2021 NEW
DGrant
DGrant
United States
10.0
A few missed comparisons
Mac User
1) You mention the need to separately purchase the app for multiple devices, but you don't compare the cost to purchase for 3 devices vs the cost for the competitors. eWallet is a one time purchase; almost all of the others are monthly or yearly subscriptions. As some others have already pointed out, eWallet can be much less expensive than the other options; even for up to 10 devices as they are all one time purchases with lifetime use.
2) eWallet's synchronization process makes sure all devices have the same set of data. Ok, it only supports import through the desktop, and for some people that may be an issue, but after the next sync, all devices will have the imported data, too. IMHO, one feature eWallet handles well is when a user has u...Show More
Apr. 1, 2021
Michael SD, The Netherlands
Michael SD, The Netherlands
Netherlands
9.0
Happy user for about 20 years
Mac User
Simple and effective. Using on Ios and windows. Have tried other password mangers, but return each time to EW. Would like to see space for storing documents. 2FA or similar would be good too.
Mar. 3, 2021
Mitche
Mitche
United States
10.0
Excellent Password Manager!
Mac User
I’ve been using eWallet for well over 10 years. They’ve continually improved it over that period, without charging me for even some major upgrades. The last complaint I had with it was problems syncing across platforms and devices. With cloud synce, the last shortcoming it had is gone. I highly recommend this for keeping your life secure!
Feb. 23, 2021
Kerel Othegem
Kerel Othegem
United States
10.0
Loving eWallet for more than a decade
Mac User
I have a bad memory so I realized early on that I needed a secure app to memorize all the passwords, account numbers etc. I started using it on a PC and now use it on an iMac and iPhone. I use it many times a day.

The most used feature is the 'manual search' feature that this article says it doesn't have ???
Over the years I have collected hundreds of cards. I type something like 'chase' and eWallet will show all cards that contain that word. The search updates with each letter I type, very handy and quick.

I only sync over Wifi because no data of mine goes in the cloud (I am a bit paranoid).

Another thing I don't understand about this article that it calls this app 'expensive', far from it if you ask me.
I paid once $10 for each...Show More
Feb. 23, 2021
E Anderson
E Anderson
United States
10.0
I love eWallet
Windows User
I've used eWallet form many years and it's terrific. I am able to use it with my PCs, Macs, iDevices and Android devices. My data is always with me, and I don't need a live internet connection. I'm not required to store my confidental data in the cloud. It's on each of my devices, and as a result I have many backups. It works really well and I have rarely had any issues. It comes with 256 bit AES encryption built in, which is better than many competitors. Once you've bought it, you own it. You don't have to keep paying, but you do get all updates included.
Georgge
Georgge
Czech Republic
8.0
Best app but where is 2FA in 2021 :(
Windows User
I've used eWallet for more than 10 years...maybe longer. It's easy to use and i love it. Problem = 2FA. I need it.
John Lim
John Lim
Singapore
10.0
Good product
Mac User
I have used eWallet for more than 10 years on my iPhone and MacBook. It is a very stable and easy to use software product. I enjoyed using it. It will be an even better product if Ilium can improve its serach feature.
Palm King
Palm King
Singapore
9.0
Used it over 15 years
Android User
One great feature is the ability to sync across multiple devices - ipad, iphone, android phone and mac.
The other plus point is the one time payment.
It is easy to use.
Highly recommend this to others who don't want to tie themselves to recurring cost.
Hong Kong
9.0
Long time user and happy it
Windows User
Using it for over 20 years on various platforms (Blackberry, Android, Windows, iOS, MacOS) over time.
The ability to sync across multiple devices is really useful.
Recommended it to many friends.
John S.
John S.
United States
10.0
Comments About Price are Misleading
Mac User
I've been an eWallet user for over 20 years. One of reasons that I keep using it (besides the great interface, multi-platform support, and the ability to store any sensitive information and not just passwords) is that it's already paid for. Many of the other products on this list require a subscription. I paid once for my mac and once for my iOS device - total of $30. That was in 2013. Dashlane, meanwhile, is $60 a year. So I would have paid over $400 by now.

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