Mozilla’s Test Pilot program for Firefox has lengthy been the group’s option to trial a few of its extra experimental concepts for brand spanking new browser options. Now it’s increasing this program to incorporate cellular apps, too, with the launch Firefox Lockbox, of a password supervisor for iOS and Notes by Firefox, a note-taking app for Android.
Both apps have a connection to Firefox (therefore their names), however we’re not speaking about Firefox plugins right here. These are standalone apps that sync with Firefox on the desktop and cellular and share its branding.
Lockbox offers you entry to passwords you’ve saved in Firefox after which allows you to use them of their respective apps (assume Twitter or Instagram). To unlock the app, you should use Face ID or your fingerprint.
If you’re not a Firefox consumer, you most likely gained’t get a variety of worth out of Lockbox, however if you’re, then this now permits you to use Firefox’s native password supervisor as a substitute of a third-party app. That’s a wise transfer by Mozilla, which doesn’t essentially have a variety of market share for its browser on iOS however nonetheless desires to maintain iOS customers concerned in its ecosystem.
Notes by Firefox does precisely what you assume it does. It’s a note-taking app for Android that shops your encrypted notes and syncs them between your telephone and the browser. If this sounds a bit acquainted, that’s most likely as a result of the Notes browser plugin itself is a Test Pilot experiment that launched again in 2017. Now Mozilla is complementing it with a cellular app. Notes within the browser presents all the essential note-taking options you’d need (with assist for Markdown if that’s your factor), although we’re speaking about fairly fundamental performance right here. Don’t count on a Microsoft Onenote or a equally totally featured service.