Mozilla has just rolled out Firefox Lockbox for Android. The app has been developed by Mozilla and has been already available on iOS for some time now. It is currently available in the form of an experimental product from the company. The app essentially works by syncing all your logins from the Firefox web browser on to the Firefox Lockbox app itself. So in a nutshell, it’s pretty similar to a password manager.
Unlike traditional password managers, Firefox Lockbox is nowhere close to the functionalities that they provide. To start with, the app lacks even the most basic options like the ability to add, edit, delete, or suggest a password. Instead, the app syncs all the existing passwords for different websites that a user has ever saved on their Firefox browser and provides access to them whenever required. Additionally, it also offers the ability to autofill passwords when it comes across any forms.
To enhance the security of the stored passwords, the app provides users with the ability to lock it with the help of a PIN or fingerprint. In addition to that, it also has the option to set an automatic timer for a certain duration, after which the app would lock itself. Some of the other additional functionalities available on the app include one tap to copy username and password, setting the browser to open a website and a few more.
Firefox Lockbox has been available on iOS for a while and starting today, users can download the app on their Android devices from the Play Store. Personally, we feel you should definitely use a password manager to keep track of all your login credentials for different accounts and also to create strong and complex passwords that are comparatively harder to crack.