Top Password Managers
You know the drill, you haven’t logged into that one account for over a year but now it’s urgent that you remember your password…only, you’ve changed your regular password two or three times since then and you can’t quite remember what it is. Instead of having to go through the password reset debacle, wouldn’t it be great if you had a piece of software that securely remembered all of your passwords for you?
Luckily, password managers are already in existence and you’ll be spoiled for choice. Whether you want to memorise passwords from your iMac, Windows laptop, iPhone or Android device, there’s something out there that fits the bill. To narrow things down, we’ve rounded up our favourite password management tools for you to read up on:
One of the biggest names in password management, LastPass’ ethic is simple: LastPass remembers your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life. Wanting to keep things simple and provide users with a high quality, reliable service, it’s easy to see why LastPass is so popular.
LastPass Premium starts at just $12 per year but LastPass free is also available to all users.
Billed as a ‘free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager’, KeePass allows you to save all of your passwords in one database, which is securely locked to keep your details top secret. Encrypted using the most secure encryption algorithms on offer, your information is safe with KeePass.
Described as the world’s best password manager, RoboForm can be used on a wide variety of devices – including Windows, Apple and Android, so you only need one tool for all of your tech. As a bonus, RoboForm also comes complete with form autofill functionality, to save you time when you’re signing up for new software.
A number of pricing options are available, including RoboForm everywhere for $9.95 per year, and RoboForm Desktop for Mac priced at $29.95 per year.
Voted one of the best Android apps of 2014 by The Guardian, 1Password is a multi-platform password management tool that puts the focus on simple, convenient security. Available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android, the developers are so sure that you’ll love their product that all purchases come with a 30 day money back guarantee!
1Password for Mac is priced at $49.99 for a year’s service, with multiple licenses available for those with numerous devices.
With a pretty catchy promotional video that shows how a user could change 80 passwords in a mere 60 seconds, Dashlane are all about convenience and a great user experience. A recent New York Times review of the service described it as ‘life-changingly great. And free’, so what are you waiting for?