How to set up your SimplEOS wallet

How to setup your SimplEOS wallet review post

I think most will agree that the EOS main net launch was all but smooth and simple. Since the launch, many EOS token holders have been wondering what they should do with their tokens and if there will be an EOS wallet they can use.

A few different options such as Greymass and SimplEOS have emerged which seem secure and viable. Thanks to experts within the community I can finally recommend a wallet myself and decided to write a simple guide about it.

If you are experiencing a connection error with the wallet, be sure to visit this post that was last updated on 15 September 2018. It remains a great wallet and I still use it. The EOS Rio team is also awesome and continues to provide great support. 

Important note: The information you will find in this blog post is not from my own experience (apart from installing the wallet myself). Instead, I give full credit to Derrick from Keys To Freedom for his insightful video regarding SimplEOS. I am just translating what he said in an easy to follow blog post with screenshots. I will be focusing on setting up the wallet with Exodus.

You can watch his video below, or continue towards the guide.

Important links before we get started

SimplEOS wallet: https://eosrio.io/simpleos/

EOS Authority account name tool: https://eosauthority.com

Setting up alerts for your EOS account: http://www.thecryptocoinauthority.com/get-alerts-for-transactions-eos-account-tool/

A short introduction about your EOS tokens

You should have registered your tokens for the main net swop in June. This is not a blog post about that, many articles about that topic have already been written.

For instance, if you used Exodus for the registration, the EOS tokens in your Exodus wallet (actually ERC20 tokens) are basically useless and worthless right now.

If you left your EOS tokens on exchanges that supported the main net swop, the swop is already done and you can move them over to EOS wallet.

Benefits and features of the SimplEOS wallet

With the SimplEOS wallet application you can expect the following features:

  • Token transfers
  • Contact list: An example use case here could be adding the Binance EOS username to save time when making transfers.
  • Multiple account support
  • Create new accounts
  • Local storage only: private keys are not stored online; only on your computer
  • Airdrop support: Once your wallet is set up, you can see all your EOS airdrops and experience ongoing support for future airdrops.
  • Transaction history
  • Voting portal: a big part of EOS and SimplEOS makes it very easy.
  • Stake/Unstake EOS tokens
  • Exodus compatibility: This is especially cool for people like me who used the one-click registration option for EOS accounts in Exodus.

How to setup your EOS wallet for Exodus

Step 1: Download the EOS wallet for your particular operating system (in my case Windows). Mobile versions for Android and iOS is in their roadmap.

Step 2: Install it on your PC/Laptop (basically just click the simpleos.Setup.0.6.2-1.exe file you downloaded). Your version might be different compared to mine.

Your screen should look something like this:

Step 3: Choose your import option. In my case, I used the Exodus wallet one-click EOS account registration so I’ll be selecting the “Import Exodus Wallet” option.

Your screen should look something like this:

Step 4: Follow instructions, export your EOS private keys from the Exodus wallet and drag and drop the CSV file into the box. Once done, click the “Next” button.

Step 5: It’s time to set your password. Follow the instructions and set a minimum of 10 character password, then click “Next”.

Step 6: Take some time to read through the EOS constitution and click “I abide by the constitution” when you are done and click “Next”.

Step 7: You now have an option to set a “Lock screen pin”. You can choose to complete or skip this step. Once done, click “Finish”.

That’s it, you’re done! I’m not going to show my wallet screen for security reasons, but I hope you realize just like me that setting up the SimplEOS wallet was much easier than you initially thought.