Password manager is an application that helps us create good and strong passwords, store them with layered & encrypted security, whether stored on a local hard disk or the cloud; then easy to use, and available anytime, anywhere & on any device, if we need it.
You should consider using one of the following password managers, as it will make it easier to remember complex and different passwords for each account. It is not recommended to use one password for all accounts, but on the other hand, it is impossible for us to remember 100 passwords for 100 different accounts. This is where we need a password manager.
Here are 10 password managers that we can use for free, with the option to subscribe to the premium version with even more features.
LastPass comes in two variants, free and premium versions. Both versions will create a strong password for us and store it in a protected 'vault' master password only you know, with multi-factor authentication for added security. Includes hardware authentication YubiKey for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
The free version of LastPass also offers secure storage for text notes, syncing across browsers, and access to vaults from internet-connected devices via LastPass.com.
LastPass will refuse to fill in forms automatically on sites that indicate phishing, and there is an option to export your data at any time, should you decide to switch to another password manager.
The premium version adds secure cloud storage services for files, advanced multi-factor authentication, and the ability to set up contingency plans so that those closest to us can access accounts in an emergency.
The only downside of LastPass is its popularity, which makes it a favorite target for hackers, but exploits are rare and there haven't been any cases of breaches.
For convenience and ease of use, LastPass is hard to beat.
Dashlane LastPass's closest competitor, it's worth checking out, featuring one-click password generation, a world-class security system, ease of use and the ability to save logs for future reference.
Dashlane is not just a Windows desktop program available; there is a browser plugin and a mobile version, and similar to LastPass there is a premium version of Dashlane which has a sharing feature (sharing) and unlimited synchronization.
Dashlane Premium costs $ 39 (approx. Rp. 550,000) per year, but the free version has all the essential features needed: password manager, auto-fill (autofill) and digital wallet features, all of which work flawlessly. Don't settle for LastPass without trying Dashlane first, and vice versa.
Plus, if Project Mirror Dashlan just announced it was successful, it's possible that in the future we will no longer be dealing with passwords.
3. Keeper Security
To protect our passwords, the most important factor is security. Keeper Security doesn't win any awards for design looks, but when it comes to password protection the Keeper Security security system is one of the best.
Keeper Security is actually one of the oldest password managers. They claim to use zero-knowledge security architecture, AES 256-bit encryption and is the most audited and certified product. This means that Keeper Security is a very protected device.
RoboForm claims to be the best password manager in the world. In the last update, they have added support for saving unlimited number of logins in the free version. It also offers app logins, secure log storage, multi-platform support, and the ability to gain emergency access.
In the premium version, RoboForm Everywhere, allows you to sync between devices, backup to the cloud and the ability to get emergency access yourself. If you decide to buy a premium license, it will cost you $ 19.95 per month. There is also a family version subscription that can be used by up to five users.
RoboForm may not be able to claim to have as powerful a feature as their rivals, Dashlane or LastPass, but RoboForm is one excellent password manager, and its free mobile app is outstanding. The password that RoboForm generates is very strong, which allows us to exclude the same characters in each password, and define the special characters we need to meet certain password requirements.
Roboform is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, and is one of the best choices for anyone who wants a simple and secure way to sync passwords between laptop, desktop and mobile platforms.
5. KeePass Password Safe
KeePass Password Safe is not a password manager with a pleasing GUI to the eye, but KeePass offers strong security, multi-user support and a downloadable plugin to expand its feature set.
The password generator from KeePass can generate passwords suitable for websites that want very specific requirements.
There is a portable installation option available, which allows you to run KeePass from USB without installing it to your PC.
KeePass Password Safe is an open source application which means that anyone can check the code for weaknesses and vulnerabilities, which means that any security issues can be identified and fixed quickly. This is a great app, but a little scary for beginners.
6. Sticky Password
There are two editions of Sticky Password: free and premium. The premium edition adds sync and backup to the cloud at a cost of $ 29.99 per year. There is also a lifetime license available for $ 149.99 - an option no other premium password managers offer.
Both versions of Sticky Password include a generator that can create a secure login when registering for a new online account. It's easy to use, but doesn't offer as many customization options as other services.
This application can run on PC, Mac, Android and iOS, supports fingerprint authentication on mobile phones, is available a portable USB version and offers many sync options including Wi-Fi sync with other local devices.
Browser extensions are also available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer, but not Edge.
7. Iolo ByePass
The full version of Iolo ByePass is a powerful password manager that features two-factor authentication, synchronization between devices and platforms, encrypted storage for credit cards, the ability to delete Internet browsing history and remotely close open tabs, and much more.
The free edition (which we can install by entering an email address without activation) has basic features, only handles logins, but is still an excellent tool and is compatible with Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.
Like all the best password managers, Iolo ByePass can generate unique and secure logins for your accounts, eliminating the risks associated with using passwords repeatedly. Unfortunately, the free edition only allows us to secure five accounts. You could say the free edition is similar to the trial version of the full edition. so it's good for testing before we really want to buy the premium version.
8. Firefox Lockwise
Firefox Lockwise is an unusual password manager. It is available as a mobile app and browser extension, and allows us to securely sync login account details between desktop and mobile devices using a Firefox account.
For now, the Master Password feature built into Firefox for desktop won't work on Lockwise, but Mozilla says the two will be merged in a future update. It should also be noted that while Lockwise can save, sync, and auto-complete passwords, Lockwise cannot generate new ones.
Lockwise will only be useful if we use Firefox as the main browser on all devices, but if you do use the Firefox browser, I highly recommend using Lockwise.