What is a Selector?
A selector is a new software tool for storing, managing, and using Information Cards. Many people think of it as a new type of digital wallet.
To see how Information Cards and selectors work, watch our short video.
Why would I want one?
Just as you need a browser to view and interact with Web pages, you need a selector to view and interact with Information Cards.
Why doesn't a selector come with my browser?
Well, in fact a selector does come with the Internet Explorer browser that ships with Microsoft Vista -- Vista is the first operating system that includes a selector built-in. And other browsers may start coming packaged with a selector soon. But right now you can download a selector that will work as a plug-in to most popular browsers.
How do I get a selector?
If you're using Windows Vista, you already have one. It's called Windows CardSpace, and it will appear the first time you download an Information Card or click an Information Card icon. But you can also download and install any other selector of your choice. See our Guide to Installing a Selector for complete instructions.
Where will my selector store my Information Cards?
Different selectors have different options. Right now the Windows CardSpace selector stores them locally on your machine, as a file. The Azigo selector stores them in a secure online service, so you never have to worry about losing them. The Novell DigitalMe selector currently stores them locally but is going to offer both options. (CardSpace eventually plans to offer both options too.)