Best Password Managers

by Luther B. Technology Writer
A great password manager can be a game-changer. This is particularly true during this pandemic where millions are being forced to work for home and explains why so many of us have been looking for "password managers", as a term, over the past few months.

I evaluated dozens of password managers but ended testing only a handful of them, which we trusted. Choosing the best one is an important decision, so we've put all the best options to the test, and picked out the ones that we'd trust to secure our own account details. Many of the password managers here offer both free and paid accounts, so you can pick one that suits your needs, and your wallet.

A great password manager and much more besides

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Easy syncing between devices

  • Includes VPN
  • Secure document storage
  • Paid accounts are rather expensive

The free version of Dashlane is a capable password manager for a single device, capable of storing logins for up to 50 accounts in a secure vault with multi-factor authentication, Like LastPass, it can do much more than just fill in passwords for you; it can also store all kinds of information and fill out forms with delivery addresses and contact details automatically.

2. Last Pass

LastPass - Review 2020 - PCMag India

Easy to use and packed with thoughtfully designed features

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  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Mobile app logins
  • Straightforward to use
  • Occasional server hiccups

LastPass is easy to use, super secure, packed with features, and offers both free and premium tiers so you can choose the option that suits you best.

All data is stored using AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256 and salted hashes to keep them secure - and it's not limited to passwords either. You can also store credit card details and delivery addresses so they can be entered automatically when you're shopping online, plus encrypted notes, details of insurance policies and much more besides.

3. Keeper - Best For sharing encrypted files

There's no free version of Keeper Password Manager, but you can try it for 30 days before deciding whether to commit to a subscription.

As you'd expect from a purely premium product, Keeper is one of the most sophisticated password managers around. Not only does it offer plugins for every major browser, plus mobile apps for iOS and Android, it's also available as a desktop app for Windows, macOS and Linux. There's support for biometric authentication on mobile devices too and syncs your data across an unlimited number of devices.

Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault Review | PCMag

4. Roboform

RoboForm is another versatile password manager, with plugins for all the major browsers and mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

The free version is superb, providing you with a secure vault for your logins (though you also have the option of only storing your data on your device if you prefer), an auditing tool to help you identify weakly or duplicated passwords, and a password generator for replacing them with strong, unguessable combinations of numbers, letters, and special characters.

RoboForm 8 Everywhere Review | PCMag

5. LogMeOnce

LogMeOnce is a password management solution that offers cross-platform support, so it doesn't matter what device you use, whether desktop of mobile, your passwords and logins are still accessible as required. 

Unusually, LogMeOnce gets rid of the need for a master password by putting in place additional security settings, so that you can't get locked out of your account simply by forgetting your master password.

It's also a service that offers additional security features, which includes the ability to encrypt and store your logins online to help with accessibility.

6. Nordpass

NordPass offers a very capable password manager with browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera, as well as desktop apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux, plus iOs and Android mobile devices.

As well as storing encrypted passwords, NordPass can also suggest strong passwords as well as offer to safely and securely store credit card and banking details for faster checkouts on e-commerce websites.

With the premium edition, you can then sync this information across up to 6 devices per license. The free version only allows one, but you get to try out other premium features for a week. 

Secure your passwords with the NordPass password manager | NordVPN

7. mSecure

mSecure covers all the essentials you need from a password manager. There’s no limit on how many entries you can keep and the built-in categories enable you to store much more than passwords. All entries support custom fields and you can also separate entries into groups in lieu of simple tags.

The password generator included in mSecure works well, but it wasn’t our favorite. There’s no option to force it to produce human-readable words. As a result, every password is a truly random string that’s hard to type if you don’t have auto-fill enabled. Notably, you also can’t access the password generator without creating a new record in mSecure. mSecure Password Manager: Appstore for Android

8. Zohovault

If you need to share passwords between members of a team, Zoho Vault offers the granular control you need. Zoho Vault’s user management, permissions, and password policy features set it apart from personal password managers and you can make batch changes to passwords with ease.

Zoho Vault can integrate with third-party enterprise apps like GmailDropbox, Microsoft Active Directory, and Microsoft 365. Enterprise users can use Single Sign On (SSO) with cloud apps like Salesforce and Slack, and as Zoho Vault has an API, it’s possible to integrate it with any of your own apps.

Get early access to Zoho Vault's new user interface - Zoho Blog

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