Password managers serve a variety of purposes such as storing all your passwords in one place and creating strong passwords on your behalf.
The only password that you will need to remember is the one to your password manager itself. It should go without saying that you should make this password as strong as possible so don’t even think about using ‘123456’!
So what are the best password managers out there at the minute? Here are just 8 for you to consider:
LastPass is regarded by many users as being the best password manager out there at the moment. It is available on desktop as well as on an app for Android, iOS and WP8. This is a strong password generator, password safe and browser in one. It is capable of filling in forms and login details when browsing. If you subscribe to the premium features you will get access to a range of incredibly useful tools.
Dashlane is another password manager that has additional features such as a digital wallet. Again this app can create, encrypt and store passwords meaning that you don’t have to. Similar to LastPass it can auto-fill forms and automatically log you into websites.
Keeper is an easy to use password manager that is free and available on desktop and mobile devices. Like many of the other password manager it can store and generate passwords as well as having an auto-fill facility. When you sign up for Keeper you will also get a free 30 day trial of their cloud backup system.
4. KeePass X
KeePass is slightly more complex than many of the other options and is a favourite with IT professionals who are very security conscious. However, the downside is that it is not easy to use and you will need to upload an encrypted password file to either Dropbox or Google Drive. It does everything that the other password managers do – just in a more complicated manner and is updated frequently with new and improved features but is probably not the program for a novice.
EnPass is again a free password manager and carefully manages all your mobile password needs. The password vault is protected by 256 bit AES SQLCipher encryption and prides itself on the fact that passwords are not stored in the cloud. It comes with all the standard features but also includes PIN and fingerprint facilities whilst allowing you to save up to 20 mobile passwords.
6. Sticky Password
Sticky Password is similar to EnPass in that it offers biometric confirmation. It also offers the same features as both LastPass and Dashlane although you do have to subscribe to any of the cloud features that it offers. If you lose your device it also has a backup facility so that they can be restored and found.
7. 1 Password
1Password is very similar to all of the other password managers although iCloud and Dropbox support allows you to efficiently sync your data. If you upgrade then you gain access to features such as vault sharing and organisational tools.
Again very similar to the rest of the password managers, mSecure allows passwords to be either auto-filled or copied to a clipboard. It has a number of backup options as well as a self-destruct facility on the vault if an unauthorised user has attempted to gain access, giving your extra peace of mind.