Now that you’ve read that question, you likely understand immediately what Legacy Locker is all about. It’s a sort of Last Will and Testament for your passwords and URLs. You spend a lot of time online and, if you’re like me, you have a lot of friends here whom you’ve likely never met, never talked to voice-to-voice, and have no contact with outside of Facebook, Twitter, and MSN.
That’s what Legacy Locker is for. Your spouse, children, or benefactor might need access to online bank accounts, social networking accounts to notify your friends, and other sites you use. Maybe you freelance online through one of the freelancer sites like VOIS.com? Your clients will want to know that you won’t be finishing their projects. Right?
The system is well thought out and very nicely done. Not only do you create an account, set it up with your logins and other information (such as notes you want passed on with each), but it also periodically checks passwords and logins to make sure they still work and notifies you if they aren’t. This way you’ll remember to keep it updated.
Legacy Locker stays locked until your death, at which point the two people you’ve designated (there can be more, but at least two have to verify, plus a death certificate) can inform Legacy Locker and your account will be unlocked. This is done manually, by Legacy Locker staff, to ensure privacy and maximum security.
Prices start at $29.99 a year, but anyone who finds this to be important will likely purchase a lifetime $299.99 subscription instead. The company is selling services online, but will be offering them to estate planners and funeral homes in the near future as well.
Legacy Locker is scheduled to go fully live in April.