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Things You Should Know About Us

17 Mar 2021 - by Kevin Archer

2Stable is a starting company of 4 members, located in Andorra, a small team with big ambitions and energy to provide solutions to day-to-day problems.

We have more than 10 years of experience in developing & creating tech products. Our slogan is very simple: Create easy, gorgeous, and secure or don’t create anything. This is our philosophy and we try to transmit this idea with every line of code we write. We take very seriously every project with maximum dedication and attention to detail, we think this is what makes us different from the rest.


Why we decided to create an Authenticator app?

Authenticator is a combination of security, simplicity, and beautiful design, but most important its solves the two-factor authentication problem by saving and generating secure 2FA codes. We have developed Authenticator because there was a lack of an app that would securely store your 2FA accounts on your device with the possibility to backup your data in encrypted form without an account or SIM. We have gone even further, and all your data saved in Authenticator is encrypted with a key derivated (Argon2id) from your password, and even when you backup your data, it’s always in encrypted form. In a few words, your data saved in Authenticator never leave your device without being encrypted. Also, we have added the possibility to synchronize your accounts across all Apple devices, the changes you make on 1 device will automatically synchronize on all other devices including Apple Watch. At 2Stable we take user privacy very seriously and we don’t have access to the accounts you store or the password you choose to encrypt your data. This is part of our security model.

At the moment, our authentication app can be used absolutely for free with some limitations, in the free version you can only add 2 accounts without synchronization & backup features. If you want to remove the account limits and unlock the possibility to backup your data, you can purchase a yearly premium subscription for 9,99$/year. We recommend always to backup your data, this will allow you to recover your accounts in case you lose your device or switch to a new one. Also, if you use multi devices this will allow you to synchronize your accounts between all devices, and the changes you will make on 1 device will sync across all devices.


Why we have chosen a subscription model instead of a one-time payment?

We decided to go with a freemium subscription because it motivates us to continually maintain and improve the project. For what are you paying for? You are paying to support a starting company of 4 members. You can be sure that Authenticator by 2Stable is focused on values, not on maximizing profit that’s why the annual fee doesn’t surpass a good cup of coffee. Charging a subscription is the only way we make money, and it helps us continue working and improving the project. We come to a conclusion based on our personal experience in mobile development, that the main problem of one-time payment products is that, early or late they are facing a lack of support and maintenance. This occurs in most cases because the developers lose the motivation to continue work on the project and just leave it there in App Store, and our intentions from the start were to revolutionize the two-factor authentication market.


What are our future plans?

We have a full To-Do list with a lot of improvement tasks and features we plan to implement. We will make our To-Do list public on our website as soon as we can, but the most major features we plan to add are:

  1. U2F support
  2. Safari, Firefox and Chrome extensions
  3. Secure account share
  4. Unlock with Apple Watch
  5. Translation/Localizations in other languages

If you have some suggestions you can always send us an email at support@2stable.com, we take into consideration every mail we receive.