Does Ethereum have any reliable Wallet software for sending/receiving ether on Windows?
I saw that Mist Wallet was highly recommended so I tried it.
- It took 10 hours to start up (since it downloads the entire blockchain)
- Somehow it set up a "main account" without asking me for a password. I was going to transfer funds to that account but luckily I googled a bit first and found that if I would have transferred funds to my "main account" I would have lost those funds due to not having the password.
- The GUI apparently has no function for checking if you have the password to an account or not. The only way to find out if you can actually access an account is if you send money to the account first and then try to send it out. Personally, I would prefer to know if I have access to an account before I send money to it...
- I created some accounts and asked a friend to transfer 0.001 ether to me. Then I tried transferring that ether between my acconts. What usually happens is the transaction shows up in the transaction list with "0/12 confirmations". After a few minutes it just disappears and I get no notification what went wrong. Sometimes the entire Wallet GUI turns white and unresponsive and I have to restart it. After trying for hours I still have not been able to make a transfer with the Mist Wallet.