The best programs and apps either do something new that you couldn’t do before, or find a way to do something better. ProductKeys is in the latter group, finding a way to help you with your many product keys. This is something you probably didn’t know you needed, but you won’t want to give up once you try it. To put it simply, this free app stores your product keys, to save you time and effort.
Features and functions
ProductKeys is a very straightforward and useful app which you can get on the windows store for free. Whenever you purchase software or operating systems, you receive that all-important product key. Essentially a receipt or password, the key what proves your ownership of a copy of that program, or a license to use a copy. At the same time, each key is unique, serving as a way to prevent people illegally sharing or pirating software. The downside to all this is that each piece of software you buy means knowing another key. It’s very easy to misplace these keys, either printed in the box that it came in, or stuffed in a text file somewhere. This app solves that problem by letting you store the keys all in one place, secure and on-hand if you need them. Better still, the app encrypts the data so that only you can access it, so you don’t have to worry about your machine being stolen.
Easy to use and easy on the memory
For those who hate having to remember a lot, ProductKey is a great little productivity tool. Losing a key can be extremely annoying, but this program prevents it completely. The app is very easy to use, simply by downloading for free from the store then following very simple on-screen instructions. The app uses large fonts, a bright monochrome colour scheme and square edges to make it fit nicely with the design of default Windows apps. Once installed, you can store your product keys by entering their name, processor architecture and date of activation. The database is then encrypted and can also be password locked at start up. The app includes a synchronisation feature so you can access your keys on your other devices. Lastly, the app has a handy usability feature of letting you make an online backup of your keys on Microsoft servers. The software is so straightforward that it takes hardly any learning at all to use.
Simple, useful and free
The ProductKeys app is not ground breaking, but it does serve a purpose that you’ll find useful. Knowing that all your keys are in one place, safe until you need them, is great. The app saves you from searching around for keys whenever you change your PC configuration. Considering that it’s free, there’s really little downside to this app, so it’s certainly worth a try. Just make sure you remember your password!