We all love using various apps, having accounts everywhere and trying to make use of all possible tools we encounter. However, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of the passwords we use on all websites, which is why we came up with a vast collection of password manager tools. These ones allow us remember our codes easily, without having to use the same pass codes or simplistic codes for all sites.
Besides tools which can be used by a desktop computer, there are also mobile applications that can successfully manage passwords on iOS, Android and even Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry, in some cases. . But how do we choose the best ones for us? This article is going to try and select the most useful applications for both mobile phones and computers. Have we missed any that you know of, you’re welcome to let us know in the comment section, below.
Keeper was initially designed as a webapp, allowing you to manage your passwords on various devices. Although it is best managed using its desktop version and web application, Keeper turned into a more mobile-oriented tool.
It is suitable for Android and iOS phones, and it’s focused on simplicity – it saves your important passwords, allows you to restore and back up data from other accounts, all using a master password. The latter is going to ensure your access to all the information you need – in case you enter this one incorrectly for too many times, you are given a self-destruct option that is going to erase all of the other passcodes.
Keeper is a free app if you only look for the basics; if you want to take advantage of the Premium version, though, there are some fees. For example, the Keeper Backup costs $9.99 per year per device. You can discover more about this tool on iTunes or Google Play.
Dashlane is another free password manager application – this one can also be used for iPhones, iPads, as well as desktops and Android devices. While it can also work for tablets and computers, its latest features and upgrades make it especially good as a smartphone application.
Coming in French, English and Spanish, the app was recommended by David Pogue in the New York Times and can sync all of your passcodes. With so many websites being currently hacked and online security becoming a problem, a simple and user-friendly tool like this one can prove itself very handy.
You can learn more about it and read customer reviews on its official website here. If you own an iPhone or other iOS device you might want to visit the iTunes store, while those of you who have Android phones can download it for free on Google Play.
A very reliable tool is the 1Password application adapted for Mac, Windows, as well as iOS and Android phones. The only shortcoming of this app is the fact that you’ll have to pay $11.06 to download it for the first time. Afterwards, the fee for one license will be $50, while a “family license” is $70 – this one is for five people. The price is only paid once, so there is no need for monthly or yearly payments.
The app has been recently updated – in January 2014 – and it comes in a variety of languages including English, Catalan, French, Polish, Russian, Czech, Spanish, as well as Chinese. Having a special feature for credit cards, this app is focused on its users’ security. It requires version 2.1 for Android and version 7.0 or later for iOS.
Norton Identity Safe
The Identity Safe software from Norton can be downloaded for free to keep all passwords synchronized across a variety of devices. Whether you only have a smartphone, or you have a tablet, a computer and a phone, this app is going to make sure no password is forgotten.
The cloud-based tool is very safe and warns you if a website you use is not safe then it blocks it. In order to use Norton Identity Safe, all you’ll have to do is create a Norton account, download and install the software and sign in using the username and password you’re given. These ones are going to enable you to control your codes on all other websites for free.
norton_identity_safe is one of the newest tools for passwords management – it suits Windows computers, those running on Mac, Android phones, Windows phones, and all devices using iOS. The app will important all of your passcodes from different browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, allowing you to manage and delete this information once you open the tool.
Having the slogan “the password you’ll have to remember”, they’re proud to prove they can store all user data for you with a single condition: you will have to remember the code you used for LastPass, nothing else! The free version can be downloaded on their website, while there is a Premium one for those who look for advanced features – $1 per month and $12 per year.
RoboForm is reknown for saving your passcodes from all online and offline apps and tools you’re using. It works for computers and phones, requiring Windows XP, Vista, version 7 or 8 of the same OS, iOS 4.3 or higher, Android 2.1 or later, or Mac OS X 10.5.
Rather than storing the information on a cloud, as most other tools do, this one saves all the data locally. There is a simple and a Go version, both of them being free to download. The main difference is that the Go one allows you to install the app on a USB stick and take it away with you wherever you go.
Although not available for those of you having a Windows PC, the oneSafe software works for Windows phones, and it is adapted for Mac and has versions for both iOS and Android phones. There is a price to pay for downloading it, but once you have the app, there’s no need to pay for any additional features.
The price on iTunes, as well as the one on Google Play is $7.99, while the fee for Mac users is $12.99. To make it easier for users from all over the world to take advantage of it, oneSafe can be downloaded in English, French, Chinese, German, Russian and many other languages.
Kaspersky Password Manager
One of the most powerful password managers is the one from Kaspersky. Its mobile versions are free – both for Android and iOS – while the ones for computers are priced differently depending on how many PCs you’re trying to protect.
For $24.95, you can have the software for one computer, while the version for 2 PCs costs $29.95. Requiring iOS v5.0 or later and Android 2.2 or higher, this tool can help you manage codes from various websites, but also your social media networks that tend to me used more and more nowadays. To know more about it, go to iTunes or Google Play.