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master password feature - Flowers6 - 05-15-2020

Hello -
When using FM for a parental control function, you are almost always setting up plans to using passwords - for start and stop, and for pausing.   
When setting up the plan - there are several places you are prompted to enter a password - as if the interface anticipates you might use a different password for each setting.  This is tedious.  It is unlikely for those using FM for parental control to want to have different passwords across all the plans.   A feature idea: allow users to set a 'master password' in the main settings - and then just toggle 'guard with password' on or off for each plan, instead of having to type in a new password (and match) each time you make a plan.  
What do you think?
Thanks
JL


RE: master password feature - JB007 - 05-15-2020

Hi Flowers,

FM already allows a parental control "Master Password" in the Settings>General screen. You could, in theory, not place a password protection on any plan in the plans screen. Just enable/disable your desired plans, and then lock the entire app with either a random (which doesn't make sense for parental control) or a custom password from the settings. For obvious reasons, make 100% sure you have the password recorded correctly as you could easily lock yourself out of the app as well if you forgot.


RE: master password feature - Flowers6 - 05-19-2020

Thanks for the reply JB007

I am aware of the master password feature - it seems to be mainly a feature to prevent people without the masterpassword from accessing FM completely.
Do you know if that same masterpassword is what is required to pause plans etc?
What I am suggesting is to streamline the passwords needed for pausing/altering individual plans.  
My kids are actually able (and willing) to add FM plans themselves (which is a real great thing for them to learn - helps them to start owning the process of managing distractions) and so I don't really want to block them out of the FM interface completely.


RE: master password feature - JB007 - 05-19-2020

Hi Flowers,

Glad you know of this feature. The master password feature doesn't tie into plans, only to limiting access to the application.

As the program developers frequent this forum, hopefully they will consider it in future updates.


RE: master password feature - alejandro - 05-29-2020

Hey Flowers6 and JB007! Glad to see an interaction in this part of the Forum! This is really interesting and useful to have! I have forwarded this suggestion to our devs. Smile