Everyone has their secrets. But when we speak of secrets on the web, they are usually tucked away behind a password wall. For decades, passwords have been protecting our digital information from prying eyes; be it our computers, our email accounts, our social-network profiles, or our mobile devices. And it seems passwords are here to stay. Password fields are always concealed behind asterisks or dots, however, and there simply isn’t a way in web browser to tell whether you’ve typed the correct sequence or not. Previously, I covered an add on for Firefox called Show / Hide Passwords that allows you to quickly toggle password visibility with a single click using a button that is automatically created near every password box. Tecdrop’s ISeePass is a bookmarklet that does the same in rather easier way, and being a bookmarklet means you can use it any web browser including Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.
By using the ISeePass, you can easily hide and reveal passwords by clicking the bookmarklet on your browser’s bookmark bar. Since its not an add on, there’s absolutely no installation required. Here’s how to add it.
Navigate to ISeePass’ website via the link at the end, and scroll down until you see the orange ‘ISeePass’ button. This is the bookmarklet button that you’d need to toggle password visibility. Simply drag and drop this button to your browser’s bookmark bar as demonstrated in the screenshot below. You may also use the bookmarklet on a mobile web browser though, I only tested it on desktop and it works as it should.
As mentioned earlier, the bookmarklet acts as a simple toggle to easily show and hide the password on the fly, without requiring you to tweak any complicated settings or copying and pasting the password from a text document. To see whether it’s working or not, go to a website containing a login page and enter you username and password credentials.
Now to reveal the password, click ISeePass and bingo! The password will become instantly visible. You can click this bookmarklet again to rehide the password.
All in all, a really handy solution to expose password boxes whenever you need to type long passwords without typing errors. And if you found it useful, don’t forget to share this post with others.